Prakash Samaga, an Engagement Director with Treliant, is an accomplished risk and compliance professional with a 20-year track record in financial crime compliance, risk governance, information technology, and data analytics. He has extensive leadership experience in building and implementing business strategies, risk control frameworks, and operational efficiencies in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies/programs, transaction monitoring, Know Your Customer (KYC) controls, sanctions, risk assessment, and suspicious activity investigation/reporting. He has led several large programs across compliance and technology disciplines for global financial institutions.
Prakash has a well-rounded background in strategy and execution across various technology disciplines including data warehouses, quantitative analytics, business intelligence, data modeling, solutions development, product implementation, enterprise technology expense reduction, and systems integration.
Prior to joining Treliant, Prakash served as Director – Head of AML Operations at KeyBank, where he provided strategic direction, leadership, and oversight for all aspects of AML operations. Prior to that, Prakash served as Chief AML Officer at First Niagara Financial Group, where he led AML and fraud risk governance, AML model development, and operations. Previously, Prakash held a number of global management positions in risk, technology, and strategic consulting at Ernst & Young and Oracle Financial Services Software Inc.
Prakash holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and master’s in Computer Applications from Bharathi Dasan University, India, and an MBA in Finance from Ohio University. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP). Prakash is currently a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and a member of the Gartner Research Circle.