Ranadip Datta

Managing Director

Rana is a commercially focused and highly driven risk professional specialising in multi-channel complex solution consulting  in APAC.  A long career in institutional banking , solution sales and consulting with global clients in several industry verticals including Oil and Gas, Commodity Trading, Natural Resources and Financial Institutions provides for a deep understanding of the challenges faced by them in the risk, compliance and ESG space. More recently due to regulatory changes have supported firms with their ESG framework selection, program implementation , data validation and reporting. 

Major Projects

  • ESG data validation project for global vehicle distributor. Focus on Scope 1 & 2 using GRI standards
  • ESG equivalence engine development for Asset management sector across APAC and Europe for ESG reporting 
  • Several projects in Enterprise Risk Management focusing on ESG Risks, Controls and program implementation across varied industries 
  • Regulatory Obligations review for Large Regional Banks, Asset Managers and Global Banks 
  • Several Regulatory Compliance Audits across US , European , Asian and Australian banks based in Singapore under MAS Regulatory Framework 
  • Financial Markets onboarding improvement program : process automation combining credit and compliance for Australian Bank for APAC
  • FM trade settlements and reporting review for large Australian Bank
  • Trade based money laundering product development for Singapore and HK for Global Data & Risk Company 
  • Credit and Market review of banking products across Securitisation , RMBS and commodities including LDD
  • ERM framework development , implementation and training across Financial Institutions , Shipping and Real Estate 
  • Australian Bank  Basel II ALM review and product development to meet liquidity requirements 
  • Banking systems white labeling , integrating of payments system for low value and high value clearing  
  • Risk Audit across Pvt & Wealth Management across Data , Product , FCC & AML for Global Banks based in Singapore under MAS regulatory framework 
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking  M&A Audit for Global Bank (APAC Region) for Financial Models and Regulatory Risk Compliance 
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking Asia Risk Audit for large Canadian Bank across Regulatory and AML governance 
  • Program Audit of Global Banks VC investment fund 
  • Design , development and Implementation of commodity Repo Transactions for Australian Bank Asia focused commodity business  
  • Developed and owned solution partners relationships with consulting technology partners to evaluate, design and implementing enhancements to AML/CDD controls for the APAC region focusing on CDD, Name Screening , Transaction Monitoring and Fraud. 
  • AI and Machine learning solution sales/partnership in name screening with some of the largest global and regional banks 
  • Proposition development by evaluating and implementing data , technology , operations and L&D programs for outsourced managed service 
  • Australian Bank risk process mapping , heat map development and mitigation strategies for both credit and AML/TF risk 

Market Development

  • Webinars and thought leadership sessions across APAC on ESG technology implementation using GRC tools  
  • Developed and ran serval webinars on client onboarding, Fraud , KYC and screening with Trade associations and industry bodies.
  • Conducted workshops with HKCC, ASIFMA and Refinitiv on future of onboarding, Regtech and blockchain in KYC.
  • Partnered with various government bodies and law enforcement to further the fight against financial crime 
  • Founding member of SCAN – Compliance Association & Network of Singapore 

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate & Institutional Banking 
  • Treasury Settlements and reporting
  • Regtech
  • ESG
  • Basel implementation
  • Financial and Non-Financial Risk modelling 
  • Enterprise-Wide Risk Management 
  • Controls testing and Automation 
  • Agency banking – core banking integration
  • Payment (low and high value clearing)
  • Merchant and cards networks 
  • Trade Finance Compliance 
  • Securitization 
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Name Screening
  • KYC Utilities
  • KYC Operations 

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Commodity Trading
  • Natural Resources


  • MBA, University of Auckland
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Manukau Institute of Technology
  • B.Com (Accounting Major), University of Calcutta