Gajalakshmi Balakrishnan, ACFCS Toronto Chapter Event Coordinator

Gajalakshmi Balakrishnan, founder of GB&LN Inc.

Gajalakshmi Balakrishnan (Event Coordinator) is a founder of GB&LN Inc. with over a decade of experience in Financial Crime Prevention particularly in Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing (ML/TF). Gaja’s vision is to improve financial crime detection and prevention by sharing best practices and leveraging skills across fields.  

 

Being a techno-function AML enthusiast, she has been instrumental in bringing together a community of people – for building an active AML & Compliance Community online, from around the world.  

 

She continues to exploit multiple platforms through various initiatives, shares articles with the dual objective of keeping the AML discourse “active and zealous” and building a robust knowledge repository. 

 

She holds a master’s degree in Human Resource management and is a certified Scrum Master. Gaja is currently pursuing the ACFCS and ACAMS certifications. 

 

As a Consultant at Matrix-IFS, Canada, she has been supporting the organization’s growth, innovation, and customer-centric objectives and has developed a thorough understanding of the Canadian AML regime. 

 

Gaja started her career as a Software Developer at INFOSYS (India) working for clients like Bank of America and Royal Bank of Scotland.  

 

Her exceptional communication skills, continued enthusiasm and relentless perseverance has been some of her greatest strengths. She is a member of the Toronto ACAMS Study Group, active collaborator and provides mentorship to new field entrants.  

 

For her, connecting and engaging people from various Financial Crime and AML backgrounds has become a significant part of her professional life.