Talal Mahmud

Talal Mahmud, CAMS is a Trade Finance, Financial Crime Compliance, and Operational Risk subject matter expert (SME). In a 20 years banking career, with two major international banks spanning 3 continents, he has a unique combination of experience working at the highest levels of Relationship Management, Sales, Risk, Compliance, and Product Management

Detailed Background

Talal has 20 years of proven track record spanning almost all areas of banking especially risk management including financial crime compliance, operational risk, credit risk, and business process re-engineering, delivering the same in various markets and roles. He started his banking career with Citibank and moved to Standard Chartered (SCB) after three years and stayed with them for almost 17 years.

The combination of operations, client facing, product and risk (managing the two most critical risks in banking – Financial Crime Compliance  and Operational Risk) experience along with an international exposure provides him the necessary skill set to provide advice and consultancy to manage enterprise risk and help deliver on new business, process, and governance change management initiatives.

Some of the key roles he has been in while with SCB include:

  • Head of Operational Risk for Transaction Banking and Commodities (both derivatives and physical business), in a global role while based in Singapore (2010-2014). Also Acting Head of Operational Risk for Corporate Finance & Principal Finance (2012-2013)
  • Head of Business Conduct for Transaction Banking, in a global role while based in Singapore, working on all business and financial crime compliance re-engineering projects (2014-2015)
  • Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance Advisory for Trade Finance (2015-2019) and also covered Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Cash, and Securities (2018-2019)
  • Head of Product Management for UAE and Regional Head for Trade Finance Products for MENA (2004-2007)

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