The Global Initiative Network

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Hemanshu Parekh

Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank

Hemanshu Parekh LLB, EMBA, CA, CAMS, is a leader, investigator and speaker. He is a member of the INTERPOL Wildlife Crimes Working Group and Deputy Chair of the United for Wildlife (UfW) SE Asia and Australasia. He is a global expert of financial investigations on wildlife crimes and an expert on ESG & Sanctions Investigations.

Hemanshu has led successful industry-leading breakthrough investigations on human and wildlife trafficking, shell companies, sanctions circumvention, corruption, money mules, pandemic typologies, tax evasion and more. He has spread awareness on financial crimes and techniques and system to combat financial crimes to thousands of crime fighters through dozens of industry presentations and also collaborated connecting wildlife crime fighters across the world.

With over 25 years of experience in Financial Crimes Compliance across Banking, FinTech, Insurance, Telecom and Advertising, Hemanshu is a thought leader using technology for end-to-end threat-based investigation from crime to typologies to red flags to touch points with bank to investigations using internal and external sources.

He is the author of an article for a newsletter of the INTERPOL Wildlife Crime Working Group on “Role of Financial Institutions in fighting wildlife crimes”. Hemanshu won the “Best Compliance Officer 2023” and the “Best Compliance Team 2023” award by Thomson Reuters Pan-Asian Regulatory Award 2023. He is the Product Owner of Money Mule & Shell Company of predictive Machine Learning models–ESG Crimes, Financial Crimes.

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