Mr. Nishanth Nottath

Mr. Nishanth Nottath

EVP - Head AML, ABC and RegTech
Mashreq Bank


Nishanth is a Senior Financial Crime Risk management professional with more than 20 years of experience coupled with an extensive background in areas of compliance, financial crimes, anti-money laundering, audit and forensic consulting.


He has built and led global and regional teams delivering risk-mitigated outcomes, setting strategy, managing regulatory relations, developing and steering multi-year remediation programs with a focus on leveraging technologies covering all lines of businesses and product classes.


He recently joined Mashreq Bank as EVP, Head AML, ABC and RegTech leading the Bank’s efforts to build a strong control framework in the context of digital transformation.


At HSBC, he was the Global Head – FCC Monitoring covering TM, and has built a global team covering Americas, Latin America, Europe, Middle East / Africa and Asia Pacific delivering FCC Monitoring risk stewardship capabilities since 2016. Prior to this role, he headed a regional team covering AML Policy, Governance, Projects and Investigations in the MENA and Turkey region.


Prior to joining HSBC, he led regional teams at Standard Chartered Bank performing Transaction surveillance operations covering 24 countries in Middle East, Pakistan and Africa and developed Financial Crime Analytics capabilities globally. Has worked with KPMG & Hewlett-Packard as well in the early part of his career.


He is a Chartered Management Accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, United Kingdom) , Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), and he is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).