Rashid is an experienced financial services practitioner with a focus on overseeing enterprise-wide compliance functions and building anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML-CFT) and regulatory compliance programmes. He also has global and regional experience in fraud prevention, risk management, regulatory consulting, digital transformation, banking operations management, IT systems implementation, project management and other business process improvements.
Prior to joining Cenfri in 2021, he developed AML-CFT and fraud prevention programmes for leading financial institutions across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. He designed and implemented the full-service banking project for the leading Microfinance Bank that enabled the institution to offer a wide range of financial services to the unbanked population in Pakistan. As part of PwC, Rashid significantly contributed to establishing the Open Banking ecosystem for the Middle East region, including drafting open banking and electronic know-your-customer regulations. His contribution in designing compliance minimum standards for digital payments supported a global payments company offering mobile based payments across Africa. Rashid has collaborated with several fintechs and regulators in the Middle East and South Asia regions to establish fintech ecosystems focusing on digital payments, payment systems, digital banking, microfinance, and digital crowdfunding platforms.