Murugan Manickam

Head, APAC & EMEA Independent Fraud Risk / Citi

Murugan Manickam is responsible for the second line fraud risk oversight at Citi. He is an experienced and recognized practitioner, particularly in fraud, digital and operational risk management, analytics, auditing, project management and training. In his current role, Muuru provides independent oversight to Citi APAC and an appointed advisor to the Payment Network’s Risk Executive Council. 

He began his career in Malaysia and moved to Citi’s Regional Office in Singapore (2001) and was responsible for implementing the first line fraud strategy and framework across Asia Pacific and Latin America regions. In October 2004, Muuru moved to Australia where he was responsible for Country Fraud Risk and Authorizations Management and played an integral part in shaping the industry risk governance. 

Muuru was appointed to the role of Citi Regional Fraud Risk Oversight in October 2009 and relocated to Singapore. He is presently located in Sydney. Muuru is a pioneer member of the Asia charter for the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (FCACP). Muuru holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Tasmania and an MBA from the Victoria University of Melbourne. Muuru also holds other professional qualifications FFA, IPA, CISI and CFE.