Ramzi Bou Hamdan (Membership Director) is a Senior Manager in EY’s Toronto Financial Service Risk Management Group leading the Financial Crime Advisory practice in Canada. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Ramzi boasts 14 years of experience leading teams in Advisory Services and Financial Crimes, specializing in anti-money , fraud, assurance, and advisory services. He focuses on engagements within the financial services industry assisting banks, MSBs, and Casinos with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) investigations, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program review and risk assessment, and Bribery and Corruption matters. Ramzi is a and high-energy leader, with a strong track record of achieving high-quality team results while developing each individual team member.
His experience includes developing methodology and approaches for AML end to end program assessment and remediation for global financial institutions. In addition, to extensive experience in AML risk and program assessment for major global MSBs, , Casinos (including E-gaming) and Racetracks in the U.S. and Canada. Ramzi has performed AML Risk Assessment and program review and remediation for multiple global financial institutions, casinos and securities dealers, and assisted in look-back reviews of a global financial institution’s Suspicious Activity Report filings.
In addition, Ramzi has worked on multinational FCPA review projects, fraud investigations, foreclosure reviews, anti-bribery and anti-corruption analytics, and business intelligence and IT.