Deepa Keswani leverages her years of experience in compliance management to offer specialized regulatory and compliance knowledge, advisory and support services as well as project management and managerial support. She has advised on corporate governance, compliance culture, program remediation, assessments, model validations, training and process improvements.
Formerly, as a senior compliance executive at Commerzbank, she managed the New York Branch’s Compliance department for 6 years before leading an expanded AML, Anti-Fraud & Sanctions department in New York as Head of Financial Crimes after its merger with Dresdner Bank in 2009. In 2014, she took on the role of Head of Regulatory Compliance managing the Branch’s regulatory relationships and working with the authorities on the coordination, organization and management of various exams and reviews.
She is also an adjunct lecturer at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business/Center for Global Governance, Reporting & Regulation for the credentialed program Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (“CCRP”) and teaches classes on OFAC compliance, FCPA and Conduct Risk. Deepa is CAMS certified and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and its active New York Chapter. She is also a charter member of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialist (ACSS) and certified sanctions specialist (CSS). In addition, she is a member of the Association of International Bank Audit and Compliance Professionals (AIBACP), Mid Town Regulatory Group, and Financial Women’s Association’s Directorship and Corporate Governance (DCG) Committee (Co-Chair) and volunteers at the New York League of Independent Bankers (NYLIB).