Rosalind Antoinette Lazar

In the combat against money laundering and terrorism financing, my job is to equip and enable others. Upskill and transform the financial industry so that we can disrupt. ”

Rosalind Antoinette Lazar
IBF Fellow (2023), Compliance

Rosalind Antoinette Lazar

Head of Financial Crime Compliance, CIMB Singapore


A former Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), Ministry of Finance, Singapore, and Litigation Partner with Drew & Napier, Ros joined the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva as a Senior Legal Officer to review and recommend claims for compensation by individuals and entities impacted by the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990-1991.  In 2005, Ros returned to Singapore and joined the Financial Sector.

She started with Citi Private Bank (CPB) as a member of the Global AML Team and was responsible for the review and development of globally consistent CPB AML policies. Her role subsequently became regional to include oversight of the AML controls for Consumer and Corporate Banking. Her responsibilities included Regional APAC AML policy development, governance / reporting and training. In November 2010, Ros joined Citi’s Internal Audit. As part of the CPB-Asia Audit team, she has audited various controls and processes of private banking, as well as the trust and brokerage business, with special focus on AML/CFT controls. She returned to her former AML advisory role when she joined Standard Chartered in November 2013 as the Country Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for Singapore, where she remained until 2018, and shortly thereafter, joined Julius Baer Singapore as AML & KYC Head.

Ros was with the ACAMS as Regional AML Director – APAC (October 2020- December 2021), and then with Binance Global Compliance (Jan 2022-Sep 2022).  She is now the Head of Financial Crime Compliance at CIMB Singapore.

Ros holds a Masters in Law from Columbia School of Law, New York.  Ros has been CAMS-certified since 2009, and a CAMS-certified instructor since 2018.  Ros is passionate about all things AML. Since 2005, Ros has been developing internal AML/CFT policies and procedures.  She also supports the development and delivery of customized AML/CFT training.  She is committed to Capacity Building and raising AML risk awareness.  She is very active at ACAMS events (including conferences, webinars) , as well as at other international conferences.  At these events, she presents and moderates on various topics relating to AML/CFT.   She also developed Exam Questions for several of the ACAMS certification programmes offered by ACAMS.  She has just developed a Foundation L1 Training on AML/CFT for the Wealth Management Institute, Singapore, which module has received IBF-accreditation in 2023. 

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