Gihan Rajapakse

Senior Business Analyst

Gihan is a Senior Business Analyst at Telavance with over 8 years of experience in financial institutions in the domains such as AML, Trading, Accounting, and Portfolio management. 4+ years of experience in AML tools such as Oracle Mantas, Actimize and Jocata. Extensive knowledge and understanding of fixed-income trading, asset management and portfolio management applications and how they are impacted by the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, Dodd Frank Act, Anti-Money Laundering, OFAC and Customer Identification Program (KYC/CIP), compliance using industry standards and regulatory guidance. Experience with the full Software Development Life (SDLC) Phases including gathering user requirements, documenting requirements technical writing, business analysis, system analysis, testing, and implementation of projects.

Gihan worked for Barclays PLC for a year as a Business and Data Analyst for Mantas Correspondent Banking team and NY Bank AML program, involved in projects that were focused on Enterprise wide AML enhancement of USD transactions. He worked as an analyst responsible for driving the AML enhancements suggested by Federal Reserve Bank of New York for Payment Systems project. Used a in house search based financial intelligence tool to search transaction numbers, beneficiary name, or routing number. Gihan gathered requirements for AML Alert enhancement efforts such as threshold tuning, alert management as well as gathered requirements for new AML projects such as onboarding, new source systems and adding functionalities.

At JP Morgan Chase Gihan worked as an Analyst in the Financial Crimes/Transaction Monitoring Group that is overseeing the Data Normalization and IST testing process prior to data being loaded into Oracle Mantas. The Group owns both existing Sonar and Fortent Transaction Monitoring Portals and the newly implemented Financial Crimes Investigations Portal (FCIP). The role was to oversee the quality of the data and coordinate with LOB’s regarding issues and deficiencies before loaded into Mantas for AML Investigations. He acted as the Liaison between Line of Businesses (LOBs), Technology Partners (Source Applications) and implementation team.