Simon Leung

Head of Anti-Money Laundering / China CITIC Bank International

Simon is the Head of AML of China CITIC Bank International. He has over 15 years of experience in AML/CFT that covered both the public sector and banking industry.

Before moving to the banking industry, Simon had served the Hong Kong Police for over 27 years with almost 2/3 of them dedicated to financial crime and intelligence investigation. Worth to highlight that he was the officer-in-charge of the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit for 2 years, during which he solely responsible to examine over 30,000 suspicious reports received by the unit. He had also represented Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering to participate in the IMF-led mutual evaluation assessment on Cook Islands AML Regime in February 2004. He was a Detective Chief Inspector when he left the police force in January 2011.

Simon was the Regional Head of ML Investigation & Analytic, Asia Pacific, HSBC from January 2011 to August 14. He played 2 major roles in HSBC. He was the Money Laundering Reporting Officer for all lines of Business in HSBC HK. He also oversight transaction monitoring, sanction hit review, and ML investigation for 19 countries within Asia Pacific Region. He has professional knowledge on both KYC and transaction monitoring of the banking sector.

Simon holds a Master Degree of Social Science in Public Policy and Management from the City University of Hong Kong.