Imran Farooqi

Imran Farooqi

Partner, UK Financial Crime, PwC

Imran is a Partner in PwC's Financial Services and Financial Crime team. Imran has over 15 years of experience advising global financial institutions on matters of regulatory driven change. He advises clients on their financial crime controls effectiveness and their responses to regulator instigated change programmes, including remediation. He has extensive experience in the financial crime topics related to customer lifecycle management, including KYC, screening, customer due diligence and risk assessment, as well as transformation of the processes associated with customer lifecycle management such as productivity, robotic process, automation and data analytics.  As part of this work, he has led the design and set up of near shore financial crime operations delivery capability.


Imran has led numerous remediation mitigation programmes following instances of regulatory breaches for a number of banks, including large scale KYC remediation programmes, transaction monitoring ‘lookbacks' and clearance of alert backlogs, making suspicious activity reports to law enforcement as appropriate. He has also advised a number of financial institutions on the design and implementation of target state operating models for anti money laundering, including customer onboarding, Know Your Customer, PEPs, sanctions compliance and transaction monitoring, and the implementation of customer onboarding operating models for various global financial institutions, in house utilities and offshore transaction monitoring centres of excellence reviewing transactional activity across a number of jurisdictions. His global mandates for a number of multi-jurisdictional based institutions has given him a broad perspective on financial crime functional design, the design and implementation of target operating models, delivery of change portfolios and the technology enhancements in customer lifecycle management.