On November 28th 2019, representatives of the Asian Bankers Association’s Secretariat met Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Head of the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit and Former Deputy Governor of the Bangladesh, and members of his team at the headquarters of Bangladesh Bank in Dhaka.
The meeting was an opportunity to discuss international banking issues affecting Bangladeshi banks, as well as their policies against money laundering, Gray List’s impact on banks and corresponding banking relationships.
Prasanna Yadav (Fintelekt), Amador Honrado (ABA), Ernest Lin (ABA), Razee Hassan (FIU Head), Md. Zakir Hossain Chowdhury (FIU GM), Mohammad Abdur Rab (FIU Joint Director)
During the conversation, Mr. Razee Hassan explained the latest actions taken by Bangladesh with respect to avoiding Gray List’s inclusion, as well as Bangladesh Bank’s commitment to AML policy implementation.
From his part, Mr. Lin expressed interest in finding points of cooperation to further help Bangladeshi banks participate more actively in regional forums and trainings, including those sponsored by the ABA.
At the conclusion of the conversation, Mr. Ernest Lin extended a cordial invitation to Mr. Razee Hassan and his team members to join Fintelekt’s Second AML/CFT summit to be held in Taipei on May 28, 2020.