David A. Clark CAMS

Global Head, Surveillance & Professional Excellence, Standard Chartered Bank

David has extensive global financial crime risk mitigation experience within banks and, previously, government customs agencies. In his current role at Standard Chartered David over sees the Financial Crime Surveillance Process in the Bank which includes Name & Transaction Screening, and Transaction Monitoring; as well as the Case Quality Control of the Analysts and Investigators working on the Risk Events generated by the Screening & Monitoring Regtech deployed by the Bank. Additionally David is the Head of Financial Crime Learning responsible for the Bank’s AML, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Fraud Curricula; as well as the Financial Crime Compliance & Financial Crime Surveillance Academies. 

David joined Standard Chartered from GE Capital where he headed up the Financial Crime risk management function for EMEA and APAC and focused on Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions & International Trade Controls, and Anti-Bribery & Corruption. Prior to GEC, David worked for Barclays Wealth where he held a global role as the Head of Financial Crime intelligence with specific responsibilities for Anti- Bribery & Corruption, PEPS, Enhanced Due Diligence and Reputational Risk escalations. Prior to Barclays David worked for ABN AMRO where he held a senior position in their global advisory and analysis team, with specific responsibilities for global AML training & communication and Asia advisory.

Before switching careers to work in Financial Services, David had an 16-year law enforcement career as a financial investigator & intelligence officer which included 7 years seconded to a crown dependent territory.

David is a long serving Advisory Board member of ACAMS®, the leading global Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®. David is a frequent speaker & moderator at ACAMS® conferences in Europe, Asia & America. David was awarded the 2019 ACAMS® Career Leadership Award in recognition of his career-long commitment to the AML/CFT community and his significant role in leading, advising and counselling the global AML profession.