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Syed Mansoor Ali

Divisional Head Financial Monitoring Unit, Government of Pakistan

Summary
Presently Working on Secondment with Financial Monitoring Unit, the Financial Intelligence Unit of Pakistan.
Prior to that, worked in different departments of State Bank of Pakistan, the central Bank of Pakistan. In
addition to above, worked at National Accountability Bureau, an anti-corruption agency in Pakistan.

Experience
Divisional Head at Financial Monitoring Unit, Government of Pakistan
2009 - Present (6 years)
Presently working on Secondment with Financial Monitoring Unit (the Financial Intelligence Unit of
Pakistan) on behalf of State Bank of Pakistan (the Central Bank of Pakistan) Key Member of the Team
that established Financial Monitoring Unit and made it fully functional Heading the Team of Analysts
responsible for analysis of Suspicious Transactions Reports / Currency Transaction Reports including KYC/
CDD profiles and other related information received from Financial Institutions. The matters requiring
investigation or administrative action are referred to Law Enforcement Agencies and concerned Supervisor,
respectively Developed recommendations for the improvement in Pakistans AML/CFT regime including
formulation of National AML/CFT Strategy Member of Legal Working Group that proposed amendments
in Pakistans Anti-Money Laundering law and Anti-Terrorism law Represent Pakistan at AML/CFT
Regional and International Forums Participate in High-level AML/CFT meetings within and outside
Pakistan Participate in APGs various Working Groups concerning FATF Standards and Progress Reviews
of APG member countries. Previously participated as a Financial Expert in the Country Evaluations of
Australia and South Korea. Provide AML/CFT trainings to stakeholders viz. Banking Supervisors,
Reporting Entities, and Law Enforcement Agencies.
Senior Joint Director Banking Policy & Regulations Department at State Bank of Pakistan (the Central
Bank of Pakistan)
2005 - 2008 (3 years)
Divisional Head in Banking Policy & Regulations Department; Led the team of officers working in
the areas of Banking Regulation in particular AML/CFT regulations; correspondence with Ministries /
National Assembly / Senate Secretariat in respect of issues pertaining to financial Sector and ancillary
matters thereof; Cases of Wilful Loan Defaults; Coordination with Law Enforcement Agencies and other
Regulatory Bodies; Reviewed and Suggested changes in relevant Laws and Regulations in line with the
International Standards; Issued necessary instructions / guidelines / clarifications /Exemptions, etc relating
to Prudential Regulations Worked in connection with MOUs signed with Foreign Central Banks; and

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other international commitments & allied matters through Government-level Joint Ministerial Committees.
Provided trainings to officers from SBP, LEAs & other banks
Member Financial Crimes Investigation Wing at National Accountability Bureau
2001 - 2005 (4 years)
Worked on Secondment with NABs Financial Crimes Investigation Wing on behalf of SBP Assisted in
investigations of cases involving white-collar crimes, corruption-related cases involving assets derived from
proceeds of corruption, money laundering, willful loan defaults, embezzlements, fraud & forgeries in banks
and other financial institutions, public scams, etc Analyzed & prepared financial trails in respect of several
cases which resulted either in recovery of hidden assets or successful prosecutions Maintained record of all
NAB recoveries made across Pakistan
Assistant Director Foreign Exchange Department at State Bank of Pakistan
January 2001 - September 2001 (9 months)
Analyzed various types of Periodic Returns submitted by Banks under SBPs rules and regulations
Assistant Director Banking Inspection Department at State Bank of Pakistan
April 1999 - December 2000 (1 year 9 months)
Conducted On-Site Inspections of various categories of Banks i.e., Nationalized Banks , Private Bank,
Foreign Banks and Specialized Banks. Assessed their overall financial viability and soundness
Evaluated Banks Internal Audit and Internal Control Systems Carried out assessments on Asset Liability
Management of the Banks and their exposure to the Interest Rate Movements. Prepared Inspection Reports
under the CAMELS methodology.
Inspecting Officer Banking Inspection Department at State Bank of Pakistan
January 1996 - March 1999 (3 years 3 months)
Conducted On-Site Inspections of various categories of Banks i.e., Nationalized Banks , Private Bank,
Foreign Banks and Specialized Banks. Assessed their overall financial viability and soundness
Evaluated Banks Internal Audit and Internal Control Systems Carried out assessments on Asset Liability
Management of the Banks and their exposure to the Interest Rate Movements. Prepared Inspection Reports
under the CAMELS methodology.
Officer (Under Training) at State Bank of Pakistan
July 1995 - December 1995 (6 months)
# Pre-induction Six Months comprehensive Banking Training at State Banks Training Institute, Karachi

Skills & Expertise


Basel II
Operational Risk
Operational Risk Management

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Financial Risk
Banking
Credit Risk
Anti Money Laundering / Combating Financing of
Terrorism
Risk Management
Credit Analysis
Enterprise Risk Management
Credit
Islamic Finance
Commercial Banking
Internal Audit
Financial Reporting

Certifications
Certified Information Systems Auditor
ISACA
DAIBP
The Institute of Bankers Pakistan

Education
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
M.Sc, Finance, 2008 - 2009
Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
M.Sc, Computer Science, 1992 - 1994

Honors and Awards


Chevening Scholar from Pakistan (2008-09)

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Syed Mansoor Ali


Divisional Head Financial Monitoring Unit, Government of Pakistan

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