Manjushree Somasundara
Manjushree Somasundara
Partner - Banking law and practice, Risk management

Banking Law

Regulatory Compliance

Financial crime compliance

Anti-Money Laundering

With overall 20+ years of experience in the Corporate Sector, Manjushree is a seasoned Legal and Compliance Professional with multi- regional and international experience across various industries including FMCG, Technology and BFSI. She has held senior leadership roles in the Legal and Corporate Compliance functions of Standard Chartered Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Vysya Bank specializing in Anti- Money Laundering, Financial Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance. 

In her most recent role as the Vice President of Global AML Policies and Standards at Standard Chartered Bank, she was responsible for the strategic management of Group level AML/CTF Polices and related Standards for the bank's businesses across more than 50 countries. With Global Business Heads, MLROs, and Country Heads of Financial Crime Compliance as stakeholders she has extensive knowledge and versatile experience on the regulatory and advisory side of banking. As Head of Compliance Management, she had led teams in the management of Anti Money Laundering, Financial Crime Compliance (KYC, CDD, Transaction Monitoring, Screening) requirements in the Bank.  She was also part of the core cross-functional team involved in the FCC Transformation across the Bank.

As the Head of Corporate Compliance Advisory at ING Vysya Bank, she was responsible for advising and enabling business especially in the Retail and Commercial Banking to navigate the complex Regulatory space and to align with regulatory obligations and international best practices and overseeing the Compliance of the same. She was deputed to Amsterdam, the Global Headquarters as a part of the One Bank Project where the Group AML Policies and Standards were brought under one umbrella. Apart of that she was moved to Thailand to support the Compliance Team of ING, Thailand.

As a graduate of the National Law School, Bangalore being a legal professional wearing the additional hat of Risk Management/ Compliance has come very naturally.


Professional Qualifications:

  • BA LLB (Hons.)