Vivek Padmanabhan, FICA

Head of Financial Institutions relationship Risk Management, Europe
Standard Chartered Bank

Vivek has over 20 years of experience in banking and financial services Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance on an international level through positions held in the UK, India, Sri Lanka, UAE, US and compliance project work in China, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Lebanon and Egypt. He has a legal background having completed his LLB Law and LLM in International and European Law in the UK.

After his initial training with the Halifax Bank of Scotland, Vivek joined HSBC Bank in the UK and was with them for almost 15 years. At HSBC, he worked initially in the Wealth Management business in London but the majority of his tenure was in International Compliance. Vivek’s experience in Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance has been quite wide, ranging from setting up and leading the Compliance function in the outsourced entities in Sri Lanka and India, to managing the regional Securities Services Compliance function in the Middle East and Africa region and subsequently in North and South America. Vivek has been with Standard Chartered Bank since May 2017 and leads the Regional Transaction Banking Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance team in the Africa and Middle East region.

Vivek holds an International Diploma in Compliance and is a Fellow Member of the International Compliance Association (FICA). He is also a US Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS) and a Member of the American Institute of Certified Bankers.