yong li - bio

Cams, cisa, pmp

Yong is a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of information technology, business consulting and project management experience. He has primarily worked in various regulatory compliance projects and programs for over 10 North America financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, investment and securities brokerage firms) ranging from Fortune Global 500 financial services companies to U.S. regional banks in the past 14 years.

Yong's current projects involve assisting U.S. financial institutions to validate and optimize the AML risk models to assure they are operating as required per the sound model risk management practices of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Yong is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Yong also has the Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) certification and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library foundation (ITIL V3F) certification.

Yong is the author of "Implementation of Anti-Money Laundering Information Systems", which is intended for compliance professionals, IT professionals, and business stakeholders who are working on anti-money laundering (AML) or financial crime risk management information systems implementation.  In addition to this introductory book on AML systemsimplementation, Yong is also doing the research on digital currency, blockchain technology and regulatory compliance.

Yong holds a Bachelor of Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University, a Master of Science from Tongji University and a Master of Arts from the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to his professional career in consulting, Yong is a longtime volunteer for professional associations and local communities. During 2009 to 2014, Yong was a member of the Board of Directors and Leadership Council of the world's largest IT project management community - Information Systems Community of Practice (with about 30,000 members in over 100 countries) within Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.