Ruzaan Karwa

Ruzaan Karwa (Communications Director) has over 12 years of work experience mostly with the banking sector and has earned 11+ awards/accolades with the most recent recognition as the AML Professional of the Month award from the Association for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) in May 2020.

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and holds a Financial Compliance Administration degree. He completed a course on Understanding Terrorism and Terror Threat from University of Maryland.

Ruzaan works in Financial Intelligence Unit at Scotiabank where he currently manages a team of Anti Money Laundering investigators. Throughout his AML career, Ruzaan has gained work experience in Transaction Monitoring, Enhanced Due Diligence, Correspondent Banking, Name Screening, Demarket, Corporate Banking, Triage, Complex Case Investigations and Sanctions.

He is passionate in training and mentoring newcomers, students, and foreign professionals to get their foot in the banking doors. He also the founder of AML Enthusiasts and Chief Volunteer Mentor with Visionary Advisory Community that provides training sessions for professionals seeking AML and banking as a career. He is also an active mentor with Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), Acces Employment, Seneca college, Culture Link, Empower International Students, and Helping Other People Succeed.