Field of Study: Finance & Banking

Mr. Govinda Maheshwari is working as a Deputy Director, an employee of State Bank of Pakistan, Banking Service Corporation (SBP-BSC) and currently serving as AML analyst at Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) on deputation. His main responsibilities include analysis of Suspicious and Currency Transaction Reports for developing and sharing of financial intelligence with the Law Enforcement Agencies for probing the matter related to money laundering and terrorism financing. Moreover, he played active role in strengthening the internal audit function at FMU by devising policies and standard operating procedures. Previously, he worked in Internal Audit & Compliance Department at SBP BSC for seven years and Credit Risk analyst at Bank AL-Habib Limited for 2 ½ years.

During his Humphrey Fellowship, he will be studying courses related to banking and finance and management to polish his professional as well as personal skills. He plans to enhance his understanding related to formulation and Regulatory framework of AML/CFT policy and which is being followed and practiced in developed countries. Apart from the professional knowledge, he is keen to build relationship and learn the different culture to enhance his skills specially related to teamwork, leadership, and management.

He also wishes to have hands-on experience with Supervision & Regulation Department of Federal Reserve Bank and AML division of Financial Intelligence Unit (FinCEN). In the future, he hopes to contribute to betterment of the financial sector of the Pakistan by using his experiences and skills which he has learned over the time.

Mr. Maheshwari holds a Master of Business Administration from SZABIST Karachi and secured Corporate Gold Medal and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Isra University Hyderabad. He also holds banking diploma (JAIBP), and fellowship (AIBP) from Institute of Banker of Pakistan. He is also Certified Internal Control Auditor from Institute of Internal Control USA.