Aarna Law brings on board an experienced Compliance Professional and qualified Lawyer from Standard Chartered Bank

Manjushree Somasundara is joining Aarna Law as a Partner in its Corporate Advisory team from 1 March.

With over 20 years experience in the Corporate Sector, Manjushree was most recently Vice President – Global AML Policies and Standards at Standard Chartered Bank, where she was responsible for the Strategic Management of the Group Anti-Money Laundering Policies and advising businesses on AML and Regulatory Compliance in over 50 countries where the Bank has presence.

At ING, she was deputed to ING’s global headquarters in Amsterdam to join the core team of the One Bank Project which centralised the Group Compliance Policies and Standards of the Bank She also moved to Bangkok to support the Compliance Team of ING’s new entity in Thailand.

“I am delighted to be joining Aarna Law which provides Risk Management Services as an offering recognising that businesses navigate uncertainty and need to make informed decisions to protect their assets, reputation, and overall well-being. As a SME in Financial Crime Compliance I look forward to utilising my experience and knowledge in Compliance Risk Management and Fraud to support Aarna Law’s client base including new age Fintechs, NBFCs ,” said Manjushree Somasundara, who has held senior leadership roles in Legal and Corporate Compliance for Standard Chartered Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Vysya Bank.

“It is fantastic to add Manjushree’s Global Compliance experience to the Aarna Law team and we are looking forward to working closely with her on assisting clients on Regulatory and Compliance matters,” said Kamala Naganand, Managing Partner at Aarna Law.