Ranadip Datta

Managing Director

Rana is a managing director, and a commercially focussed and highly driven risk professional.  He specialises in multi-channel complex solution consulting to the financial services sector in APAC with extensive experience in the risk, compliance, CDD and sustainability space. A long career in relationship management at the institutional banking level interacting 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 with relation to risk, compliance, CDD and ESG issues. More recently, fully immersive experiences in technology led regulatory compliant onboarding solutions have led to the implementation of numerous market changing programs revolutionising the KYC/AML/CDD space in APAC.

Major Projects

  • Responsible for KYC Manged Service , evaluated several vendors in the data, CLM, Screening and digital automation sphere. The managed service was a global Utility with some of the world's largest banks as customers
  • Lead the initial design and development of a corporate KYC Utility for Singapore (1.0) and incubated discussions in Hong Kong and Australia
  • Developed and owned solution partners relationships with consulting firms and technology partners to evaluate, design and implementing enhancements to AML/CDD for the APAC region
  • Identified, lead and delivered a number of consulting engagements as part of the KYC Managed Service and Client Onboarding Platform sales (GoldTier) from work estimation, resource allocation to contract negotiation and deal closure
  • Co-authored an Asset Management KYC/Onboarding whitepaper highlight pain points and suggesting potential solutions
  • Financial Markets onboarding improvement program : process automation combining credit and compliance
  • 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

  • Developed and ran serval webinars on client onboarding , 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
  • Conducted panel discussions across Singapore, HK and Australia on KYC, Onboarding and Regtech
  • Regtech ecosystem development strategy for APAC at Refinitiv including a market education framework
  • 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

  • Regtech
  • Client Life Cycle Management
  • Digitization
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Name Screening
  • KYC Utility
  • KYC Operations
  • Financial and Non-Financial Risk modelling
  • Credit Cards/ Merchants
  • Corporate Banking
  • Sustainability & ESG

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