Andrew Chow

Head of Compliance, S.E. Asia
Head, Transaction Banking Compliance APAC
BNP Paribas

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2018)


"Change is inevitable, and change is constant. With digitalisation intersecting with the need for ethical behaviour in the financial industry, the Compliance function sits in a unique position to assist in this evolution. There is a need to embrace change, and to support this change with the correct value system."


​Andrew joined BNP Paribas in October of 2015. Prior to this, he was partner in WongPartnership LL.P. in their financial services regulatory practice, and focused primarily on providing legal advice in the areas of AML/CFT, sanctions and data privacy. He also acted as counsel for various global financial institutions in the investigations relating to LIBOR, FX, and SIBOR, SOR & NDFs.   

Beginning in 1995, Andrew was appointed to various senior legal and compliance roles with diverse institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, Toronto Dominion Bank/TD Waterhouse, Salomon Smith Barney/Citibank and Nomura.

Prior these roles in the financial industry, Andrew was in legal practice with various law firms in Singapore from 1988, with a later focus on corporate finance and regulatory advisory roles for commercial and private banks and securities and futures brokers.

He is a steering committee member of ACIP, the public-private partnership with the MAS, CAD and the private sector, in the compliance working group set up under the auspices of the IBF, participates in the ABS' committees relating to compliance and AML, and is the Co-Chair of Board the Association of Certified Anti Money-Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Singapore Chapter.

Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and is also an Attorney-at-Law, New York State Bar.​