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Prakash Samaga

Prakash Samaga

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Prakash is a Director of AML Operations at KeyBank, heading the AML operations department for the bank. Prior to this role, Prakash was the Chief BSA/AML Officer at First Niagara Bank, where he was responsible for developing and governing all aspects of Bank Secrecy Act/AML Compliance, Financial Crime programs including policies, procedures and all other applicable statutes and regulations.  

Prior to joining First Niagara, Prakash was with Ernst & Young, where he was a key member of EY’s Risk Advisory Services practice. He led several strategic client engagements on Risk/Compliance technology advisory, regulatory reporting and internal audit for large global banks and broker dealers. Prior to EY, Prakash was with Oracle Financial Services Software Inc., in a number of large program management related roles and led teams across US, Europe and Asia.  

Prakash holds an MBA in Finance and a Masters in Computer Applications.  He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP).  Prakash is a member of Gartner Research Circle.