Aliya Khan (Co-Secretary) has over 15 years of experience in Financial Crimes, including Fraud and AML. She started her career in Financial Crimes at the RBC National Fraud Detection Group. In this role, she was responsible for investigating Online Banking fraud and adjudicating debit card fraud claims pertaining to Account Take-Overs, Friendly Fraud and Elder Abuse. Her strong interest in Financial Crimes led her to RBC’s AML department where she held various roles within investigations. In addition, Aliya presented one of her investigations as a Case Study at the April 2011 ACAMS Conference in Toronto. Aliya also worked in the RBC Global AML Program Governance department where she was responsible for conducting risk-based compliance testing.
Her testing and AML experience led her to a role in the AML and Compliance department at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions “OSFI” of Canada where she gained Canadian regulatory experience. For over three years, Aliya participated in concurrent AML/ATF assessments with FINTRAC at various Federally Regulated Financial Institutions in Canada to ensure their compliance with the PCMLTFA, PCMLTFR and OSFI Guideline B-8.
Aliya currently is employed at BMO Financial Group in AML Compliance where she is responsible for leading and managing various QA reviews and regulatory and non-regulatory Issue Validations.
Aliya is committed to learning about Financial Crimes. She has her CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional). In addition, Aliya also completed the Certified Financial Crime Analysis course at Seneca College. She volunteers as a mentor through the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership where she has been mentoring newcomers to Canada on gaining AML experience in Canada and providing them with coaching, when needed.