Ivan Zasarsky

Ivan Zasarsky

Partner, National Financial Crime Practice Leader, PwC Canada

Ivan is PwC’s National Financial Crime Practice Leader and Global Financial Crime Innovation Leader. He has over 25 years of resident and global experience in leading surveillance and monitoring program transformation and operation. This includes program design, implementation and operation at Canadian, U.S., European, and Asian financial institutions. He is a trusted advisor to global institutions and regulatory bodies and has served on industry steering committees. Ivan has contributed to and published core research in surveillance monitoring and application of advanced analytics.

Ivan specializes in providing services for the mitigation of financial crime through the application of advanced technologies and analytics. This includes financial applications, case tools, detection methodologies, algorithms and platform development. Ivan led the DoJ Financial Crime Transaction Monitoring Program Remediation for a Global Financial Institution. This included the successful adjudication / investigation across the financial crime program, L1-L3 investigations across over 22 jurisdictions, backlog management and filing across all business units, and meeting the requirements for multiple regulatory bodies. He also led the transaction monitoring adjudication and backlog management for the world’s largest clearing and settlement organization.

Ivan has worked with major financial services institutions and agencies throughout APAC, UK, EU and the Americas. He led the delivery of multiple regulatory programs and operating models at numerous clients across the financial services industry. Ivan led the creation and implementation of systems regarding USA Patriot Act, BSA and suppression of terrorism. Including FATF advisory and participation in the Government of Canada: Counter terrorism Royal Commission of Inquiry Air India Flight 182. He has over 20 years of experience in the testing, verification and implementation of advanced processes, analytics and technologies.

Contact details

Tel: +1 416 814 5796



  • Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • CAMS Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist
  • IFIC Canadian Funds Investment
  • MS Science Economic Crime Management
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