Ms. Syeda Mehar Zehra

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Ms. Syeda Mehar Zehra

MLRO and Head of AML and Sanctions Compliance
HBL Currency Pakistan


Syeda Mehar Zehra is a MLRO and Head of AML and Sanctions Compliance at HBL Currency Exchange, Pakistan. Currently, she is establishing AML and Compliance structure and enforcing Compliance culture in Currency Exchange sector in Pakistan.

Syeda frequently speaks to FCC community at conferences on FCC, technology, and auditing. She was recognised as ACAMS lead subject-matter expert and as a key content advisor for ACAMS certificate curriculum development. She is a valued author, featured in ACAMS Today, Forbes and ICA InCompliance Magazine discussing recent developments in FCC arena and innovative technologies.

Zehra has an extensive experience of formulating and conducting Financial Crime Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance and Technology consultancy and audit engagements with KPMG US, Pakistan and UAE. Previously, she has worked with Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) department at Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan and UAE, where she has carried out FCC in-dept analysis and became the first female securing CAMS credential in Pakistan. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Business and Management degree.