Haibo Zhang says he is proud that he’s been able to turn his love for and knowledge of data into a
career in which he’s helping compa-
nies apply analytical context to solve
real-world problems. “I love being
surrounded by so many experts who
have a crazy wide range of industry
knowledge and expertise,” he says.
“It’s very energizing.”
Zhang is Crowe’s Financial Crime
Analytics Managing Director and has
more than 14 years of experience providing valuable advanced analytics solutions to fight financial crimes.
He offers essential expertise for
building-out practice standards and
frameworks in organizations addressing
financial crimes. He leverages his past
global leadership roles at AML software
companies and global financial institutions to provide leadership of the firm’s
advanced analytics capabilities.
He likes “being able to work as a
team with other experts in their fields
to identify problems and develop so-
lutions in a collaborative way,” Zhang
says. “Crowe has a large base of in-
dustry experts and together, we’ve
worked to create significant break-
through advances for our clients.”
In addition, being a part of a team
and “winning” together is such a
rewarding aspect of consulting, he
says. “I enjoy sharing my knowledge
with others and helping them grow
He is a recognized analytics expert
holding years of software company and
financial services analytics expertise.
Zhang has held key product manage-
ment, architecture and analytics roles at
major AML software companies includ-
ing Searchspace, Fortent and Actimize.
At HSBC, he was responsible for
delivering technology and analytical
components of successful AML regulatory remediation programs as the US
Head of Analytics, Global Head of Analytics, and Global Head of Applied
Analytics in the Global Risk Analytics function and the Financial Crime
Threat Mitigation function.
Today, Zhang leads Crowe’s Global
Financial Crime Data Analytics practice as a Managing Director from
Crowe’s London office. This team is
leveraging Haibo’s extensive experience to create breakthrough advances
in applying advanced analytical context to help fight financial crime.
“Crowe has always strived to make
smart decisions that bring lasting
value to our clients. In the last 12
months my Global Financial Crime
Analytics team has been able to create two innovative solutions using
data science to help our clients fight
financial crime,” he says. “I enjoyed
collaborating with my team members,
combining Crowe’s Deep Specialization and my previous experience with
large international banks on each of
these new solutions.”
“I view it as a wider recognition of our team, validation of our firm’s vision and winning the trust of our
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