Varadarajan Viswanathan is a risk and compliance professional with over 25 years’ experience and knowledge of commercial and regulatory requirements within the financial services sector.
He has worked with Kotak Mahindra for over 14 years as its Head of Compliance and Director – Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
Subsequent to his role at Kotak Mahindra, Varadarajan worked as the Head of Compliance for Gatehouse Bank Plc, a Shariah-compliant investment bank based in London with a specific focus on the real estate sector from 2014 to 2016. Currently, Varadarajan has set up his own consultancy services whereby he advises on financial crime remediation and on compliance agreements as well as assisting with regulatory investigations on anti-money laundering issues.
Over the years, he has managed several projects and maintained strong regulatory relationships and in-depth technical knowledge of the regulatory regimes across various countries including UK, USA, Dubai (DFSA & Central Bank), Singapore, Mauritius and India.