ACAMS is guided by an Advisory Board of distinguished experts from around the world committed to keeping ACAMS on the cutting-edge of anti-money laundering practices and ensuring ACAMS’ place as the premier provider of state-of-the-art services to its members.

Advisory Board Members

Rick Small

Rick Small, CAMS
CO-CHAIR

Executive Vice President
Director, Financial Crimes Program
Truist

Rick Small leads the Financial Crimes team for Truist, which includes managing anti-money laundering compliance, controls and investigations, fraud management and the financial investigations resulting from cyber events. Rick joined BB&T, now Truist, in 2016 as the first Financial Crimes program director.

Rick has over 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining BB&T, Rick was the Senior Advisor for Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes with Ernst & Young; the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Wide Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and International Regulatory Compliance for American Express; and the Global Anti-Money Laundering Leader for GE Money, a division of General Electric. Rick began his private sector career as Managing Director, Global Anti-Money Laundering for Citigroup.

Prior to these private sector roles, Rick held several positions with the U.S. Government, first as a Federal Prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division and then with the Organized Crime Strike Force, followed by the Senior Counsel for Law Enforcement at the United States Department of the Treasury. Rick’s most recent government position was on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as Deputy Associate Director in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation.

Rick earned a B.S. in Commerce from Rider College and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.


Markus E. Schulz

Markus E. Schulz
CO-CHAIR

Global Head of Change Management for Financial Crimes Compliance
ING

Markus Schulz is the Global Head of Change Management for Financial Crimes Compliance at ING. In his current role he looks after the transformation of the Bank’s financial crime control and organisational framework with a special focus on RegTech. He is a trained banker by trade and has over 25 years of experience in Financial Services and since the early 2000s dedicated to the fight against financial crime working for a number of global Financial Institutions.

He is passionate about modernising and developing the Financial Crime Compliance industry especially the future of surveillance. For this he is a very active member with a number of instrumental groups like the Wolfsberg Group, Egmont Group, Madison Group, Basel Institute on Governance, Insurance Europe, FATF, IACA and the European Commission just to mention some. He has initiated and lead various successful collective industry action groups around topics like Trade & Economic Sanctions, AML and FATCA as well as Ethics in Business.

Markus is a very frequent speaker and chair at Compliance, and Anti-Financial Crime conferences and summits around the world and has co-authored numerous publications in this field. He lived and worked in a number of countries and benefits from the business and cultural experience he has been able to gain through all his global roles.


Anthony Luis Rodriguez

Anthony Luis Rodriguez, CAMS, CPA
Chief Global Risk & Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer
AFEX

Anthony Luis Rodriguez is an Executive Management Team Member and currently the Chief Global Risk & Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer for AFEX. AFEX is a fast-growing top-tier independent global payments and risk management provider. At AFEX Anthony is responsible for the Enterprise Risk Management program as well as the direction and streamlining of the global sanctions, anti-money laundering, privacy, and regulatory corporate compliance program.

Anthony has achieved the following qualifications Certified Public Accountant, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified International Privacy Professional, a Diploma in Investment Compliance (UK) issued by the Charter Institute for Securities and Investments, and a Certificate in Cyber Security Oversight issued by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Anthony’s extensive experience spans over 20 years, he has held positions with RIA Financial Services one of the world’s largest money transmitters, JP Morgan Chase as a Vice President in the Commercial Compliance Department and Envios R.D./Pronto Envios a niche market money transmitter as their Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, he is currently an Advisory Board member of the Money Service Business Association, an Advisory Board of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven, an ACAMS Advisory Board representing the MSB industry, as well as, a Board member of Operation Warrior Shield which provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, first responders and their families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, employment, prevention of homelessness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.


Daniel D. Soto

Daniel D. Soto, CAMS
Chief Compliance Officer
Ally Financial, Inc.

Dan Soto is the Chief Compliance Officer for Ally, where he is responsible for Ally’s enterprise-wide compliance activities. Before joining Ally, Dan spent two years with Wachovia/Wells Fargo in anti-money laundering and retail banking compliance; was for three years the Chief Compliance Officer for Royal Bank of Canada–Centura; and spent eight years with Bank of America in the global anti-money laundering compliance function.

Prior to joining the private sector, Dan was in the public sector as a commissioned bank examiner where he spent six years with the FDIC and nearly 10 years with the Federal Reserve Board.

Dan is based in Charlotte, North Carolina; was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the ABA Compliance Administrative Committee; is a faculty member of the American Bankers Association’s National Compliance School; is on the editorial advisory board for Banking Exchange; formally the Chairman, Operations & Regulatory Compliance Committee (ORCC) for AFSA; and is also on the advisory Board of the BSA Coalition.


Dan Stipano

Dan Stipano
Partner
Buckley LLP

Dan Stipano is a partner at Buckley LLP, where he advises on BSA/AML and other bank regulatory and compliance issues, represents clients in state, federal, and foreign banking enforcement actions, and provides assistance in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring AML compliance programs. Prior to that, he spent 31 years at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, serving as Deputy Chief Counsel, and Director of the Enforcement & Compliance Division.


David Clark

David Clark
Global Head of Financial Crime Surveillance & Professional Excellence; Group Financial Crime Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank

David Clark has extensive global financial crime risk mitigation experience within banks and, previously, government customs agencies. In his current role at Standard Chartered David oversees the Financial Crime Surveillance Process in the Bank which includes Name & Transaction Screening, and Transaction Monitoring; as well as the Case Quality Control of the Analysts and Investigators working on the Risk Events generated by the Screening & Monitoring Regtech deployed by the Bank. Additionally, David is the Head of Financial Crime Learning responsible for the Bank’s AML, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Fraud Curricula; as well as the Financial Crime Compliance & Financial Crime Surveillance Academies.

David joined Standard Chartered from GE Capital where he headed up the Financial Crime risk management function for EMEA and APAC and focused on Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions & International Trade Controls, and Anti-Bribery & Corruption. Prior to GEC, David worked for Barclays Wealth where he held a global role as the Head of Financial Crime intelligence with specific responsibilities for Anti- Bribery & Corruption, PEPS, Enhanced Due Diligence and Reputational Risk escalations. He had earlier worked for ABN AMRO where he held a senior position in their global advisory and analysis team, with specific responsibilities for global AML training & communications and Asia advisory.

Before switching careers to work in Financial Services, David had a 16-year law enforcement career as a financial investigator & intelligence officer which included 7 years seconded to a crown dependent territory.

David is a frequent speaker & moderator at ACAMS® conferences in Europe, Asia & America. David was awarded the 2019 ACAMS® Career Leadership Award in recognition of his career-long commitment to the AML/CFT community and his significant role in leading, advising and counselling the global AML profession.


Dennis Lormel

Dennis M. Lormel
President and CEO
DML Associates

Dennis Lormel retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in December 2003, having served 28 years as a Special Agent. During his distinguished career, Dennis amassed extensive major case experience as a street agent, supervisor and senior executive, particularly in complex, document and labor intensive financial related investigative matters. In December 2000, Dennis was promoted to Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program.

Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, Dennis formulated, established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. He developed and implemented a variety of proactive and progressive investigative methodologies. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section. This multi-agency, multi-disciplined entity attained international recognition as one of the world’s elite operations for tracking, investigating and disrupting terrorist-related financial activity. For his visionary contributions, Dennis received numerous commendations and awards to include the Award for Investigative Initiative, from the U.S. Department of Justice and the George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Over the last 15 years, Dennis has provided risk advisory consulting services. He is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC. He provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes, suspicious activity and due diligence. He also offers financial intelligence services through case studies and trend analysis. Dennis has shared his insights on terrorist financing and money laundering, both domestically and internationally, through speaking engagements at hundreds of conferences, as well as through news media interviews. He served as an Advisor to the Congressional Anti-Terrorist Financing Task Force in 2005 and 2006. Dennis was presented with the 2010 Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Volunteer of the Year Award. Dennis is also a Board member for the West Coast AML Forum and an Adjunct Professor, in the Master of Arts Program, for Financial Integrity, at Case Western Reserve University.


Howard Fields

Howard Fields
Senior Vice President, Group Head and Counsel for the AML, Sanctions and Export Controls group
Mastercard

Howard R. Fields is Senior Vice President, Group Head and Counsel for the AML, Sanctions and Export Controls group at Mastercard Incorporated.  In this role, he manages a global compliance team responsible for the operation of the Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Export Controls at Mastercard and its affiliates. These key programs allow Mastercard to maintain compliance with regulatory obligations globally.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Fields was with GE Capital for twelve years in various senior compliance officer and associate general counsel roles, including Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for both GE Capital Solutions and GE Capital America, AML Counsel, and Compliance Leader – Financial Crimes Compliance Group.  Previously Mr. Fields’ practiced white collar criminal defense for Wiggin & Dana, LLP, and prior to that he was an Enforcement Attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission in the Northeast Regional Office.  Howard was also a police officer in Darien, Connecticut.

Howard is CAMS certified and served as a founding board member for the ACAMS Connecticut chapter.

He graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Pace School of Law and earned his B.S. from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.  He is a member of the bar for the 2nd District, New York State, and Connecticut.


Jim Candelmo

Jim Candelmo
SVP, Chief AML Officer
Capital One

Before joining Capital One, Jim served as the Bank Secrecy Act Officer at Ally Financial, where he was responsible for all Anti-Money Laundering activities and Ally’s Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit as well as other compliance activities.

Prior to that, Jim was the Deputy Criminal Chief (National Security) for the United States Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all national security cases. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Jim served 10 years with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC where he served as Senior Trial Attorney with the Department’s elite Counter Espionage Section and Fraud Section. He is a veteran of both the New England Bank Fraud Task Force and San Diego Bank Fraud Task Force.

Jim attended the University of Dayton School of Law where he was named to the Law Review. After graduating law school, he served on active duty with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during that time Jim received his Masters of Law in International Law from Georgetown University.

He has served as a guest lecturer in the fields of Financial Crimes Intelligence Units, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing, Espionage, Cybercrimes, Know Your Customer, Suspicious Activity Review Teams, and Bank Fraud. He has taught as an adjunct professor of law on Compliance, National Security Law, and Federal Criminal Law.

Jim is a former member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Council for the state of North Carolina. He is a current member of the FBI’s National Security Financial Sector Working Group, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations’ Bank Forum, Association of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Educational Task Force. He is a board member of the ACAMS Advisory Board and the Bank Secrecy Act Coalition.

His awards include the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Terrorism Prevention and National Security for his work in public/private partnerships combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and the Central Intelligence Agency Seal Medal for his contributions to our National Security. Most recently, Jim was also named “AML Professional of the Year” by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering.


John J. Byrne

John J. Byrne, Esq., CAMS
Vice Chairman
AML RightSource, LLC

John Byrne is Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of AML RightSource (www.amlrightsource.com).

He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government.

John is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney, and one of the leading AML community voices for over 35 years. He has experience in a vast array of financial service related issues, with particular expertise in regulatory oversight, policy and governance, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy and terrorist financing. He has written hundreds of articles and blogs on AML, financial crime and privacy; represented the financial sector in this area before the United States Congress, state legislatures and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets in the United States and abroad. John has received numerous awards, including the Director’s Medal for Exceptional Service from the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field, the Patricia Wise Award from the West Coast AML Forum (WCAML) as well as several awards for writing columns and blogs and for his podcast, AML Now (which has become “AML Conversations”).

John was recognized with the ACAMS Lifetime Service Award in September 2017. He also serves on Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Board and a number of other boards and steering committees.

John is also a member of the United States Running Streak Association (USRSA) for running three miles a day for 25 years and counting.


Sharon Campbell

John Smith
Former Director
Office of Foreign Assets Control
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP (USA)

John E. Smith served as the Director of OFAC, as well as its Deputy Director and Associate Director, for 11 years before joining MoFo in July 2018. Concurrent with serving as OFAC Director, John also served as acting Under Secretary for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at Treasury (January 2017 to June 2017). John has overseen the U.S. government’s economic sanctions efforts, imposing sanctions on heads of state, countries, and illicit actors; conducting enforcement actions against dozens of major financial institutions and companies around the world; and developing innovative sanctions enforcement policies to address evolving U.S. national security priorities. Mr. Smith has also supervised the investigation, preparation, and settlement of cases for hundreds of millions of dollars. John is co-head of Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice and was named by Global Investigations Review (GIR) in November 2019 as one of the most respected Washington, D.C. sanctions lawyers.


Karim Rajwani

Karim Rajwani
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Scotiabank

Karim Rajwani is currently the SVP, Chief Operating Officer at Scotiabank, leading the bank’s remediation activities with respect to transaction monitoring, client risk rating and screening, solution delivery. Karim has also global responsibility for the AML Enterprise Project Management Office, Threat Research and the AML Solution Delivery Teams. Karim was previously the AML Advisor at various technology firms and prior to that was the Global Head of Financial Crime investigations and Intelligence, the Global Head of Financial Crime Technology Strategy, and the UK Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Deutsche Bank.

Karim was also the Chief Anti-Money Laundering for the RBC Financial Group (RBC), where he oversaw the design, implementation and the day to day management of the Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, Anti Bribery and Corruption and High Risk Client Management) Programs for more than 15 years. In addition, he was responsible for the AML Compliance teams globally.

Karim has more than 37 years of risk management, compliance and financial accounting experience. Karim was also a member of the Advisory Council on National Security for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada between 2009 and 2012 and the Co-Chair of the Canadian Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti Money Specialists (ACAMS).

In addition to his risk management experience, Karim is a Chartered Accountant both in Canada as well as the UK and has worked for various Financial Institutions, Chartered Accounting and Management Consulting firms. In these roles, he has overseen the implementation of a number of enterprise-wide risk management and compliance initiatives.


Lauren Kohr

Lauren Kohr
Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Old Dominion National Bank

As the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Old Dominion National Bank, Lauren Kohr’s background includes more than fifteen years of experience in the financial sector with significant experience in BSA/AML compliance, regulatory mandated BSA/AML remediation, complex financial crime investigations and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to her current role, she was the Senior Manager over AML/BSA governance and policy at Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) in Alexandria, VA and subsequent to her role at PenFed, she was the VP/Director of AML/BSA/OFAC at Metro Bank in Harrisburg, PA. During this time, she was responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Program. Lauren Kohr was awarded the ACAMS 2019 U.S. Capital Chapter, Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships, 2016 ACAMS AML Professional of the Year and authored the 2016 ACAMS Article of the Year. Lauren Kohr is a frequent guest speaker at conferences both domestically and internationally for the private and public sectors on AML/BSA/OFAC, including identifying complex financial crimes and developing counter threat finance typologies. In addition, Lauren has been a published author for several domestic and International financial publications. She serves on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG), ACAMS U.S. Capital Board of Directors and AML Partnership Forum Board of Directors. She is currently CAMS, CAMS-FCI, and CFIRS Certified.


María de Lourdes Jiménez

María de Lourdes Jiménez, Esq.
Founder
Financial Intelligence Network & Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors)

María de Lourdes Jiménez is an attorney and certified Anti-Money Laundering expert with more than 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, with the last 18 years as Chief Compliance Officer for the leading Hispanic banking institution in the United States, supervised by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  María de Lourdes is considered an industry authority having extensive experience evaluating Anti-Money Laundering, USA Patriot Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control compliance programs as well as consumer and financial compliance. Since founding FINCAdvisors, María de Lourdes is advising senior management and board of directors of financial and nonfinancial institutions in establishing proper governance processes, as well as assisting institutions respond to regulatory actions related to said compliance matters, bringing practical hands-on experience working with both international and domestic banks. She also serves as an external Senior Advisor to Mckinsey & Company on compliance matters.

Highly knowledgeable in banking laws, regulations, risk management, and corporate governance,  María de Lourdes holds several industry board positions. She has participated with the American Bankers Association (ABA) in various capacities, as co-chair and member of the Advisory Board on Financial Crimes and previously as Chairwoman of the ABA Compliance Administrative Committee. Additionally, she led the Puerto Rico Bankers Association Anti-Money Laundering Committee for 14 years and still spearheads the leading educational Financial Crimes Symposium in Puerto Rico. María de Lourdes is a frequent public speaker both nationally and internationally and is bilingual. She has cooperated with the US Treasury Department in the public and private sector dialogues with the Latin American financial community and in 2017 was the recipient of the Professional of the Year Award by ACAMS.

María de Lourdes previously served as Senior Vice President & Division Director of the Corporate Compliance Division for Popular Inc, where she supervised the compliance function in Puerto Rico, the United States, and all other operations for Popular in the Caribbean and Latin America. While in Popular, she developed the structure for the compliance function and anti-money laundering program. She has additional prior experiences with multinational institutions as legal counsel and compliance supervisor with Citibank, Puerto Rico’s Commissioner of Financial Institutions, and Banco Santander where she managed the Legal Counsel Office and Corporate Compliance.

María de Lourdes participates in boards of various community-based organizations helping underserved communities, including the Puerto Rico Bay Estuary and is Chairwoman of Espacios Abiertos, created to bring long term systemic change and socio-economic justice in Puerto Rico.


Philippe Vollot

Philippe Vollot
Chief Compliance Officer
Danske Bank

Philippe Vollot has been Chief Compliance Officer and member of the Executive Board of Danske Bank since November 2018.

After Philippe served for six years as legal counsel at the French Financial Services Authority, he joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 in order to head its Compliance Department in Paris. In 2001, he moved on to head the European Compliance Division at Barclays Capital. Philippe’s professional career then saw him come back to Deutsche Bank Group in 2003 as Head of Compliance for Continental Europe and General Counsel France before moving to Deutsche Bank in London as Head of M&A Legal UK in 2005.

In 2006, Philippe was appointed Country Chief Operating Officer and Branch Manager for Deutsche Bank Paris. In 2011, he relocated to Dubai to take up the position of Regional Chief Operating Officer for Middle East and North Africa and General Manager of Deutsche Bank in Abu Dhabi.

In 2015, Philippe moved to Frankfurt to take over the role of Global COO Regulatory Affairs, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime before being appointed Global Head of Anti-Financial Crime in early 2017.

Philippe holds a Master’s degree and a Postgraduate degree in private law from the Paris Descartes University.


Rick McDonell

Rick McDonell
Former Executive Secretary Financial Action Task Force
and Executive Director ACAMS

Rick McDonell is ACAMS Executive Director and Global Head AML/CFT.

In addition, Rick is principal and co-owner of McDonell-Nadeau Consultants specializing in financial integrity particularly anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT). McDonell-Nadeau Consultants offers the full spectrum of AML/CFT strategic and technical expertise and advice to countries and the private sector.

Rick is also well known for his previous role as the FATF Executive Secretary from 2007 to 2016. During his tenure the FATF standards were comprehensively revised, a new compliance assessment methodology to measure the level of effectiveness of countries was adopted, and the current round of country evaluations was begun. He oversaw the expansion of the FATF Global Network to nine FATF‐Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs) comprising over 190 countries.

Before his FATF role, Rick was the Chief of the UN Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML) and prior to that, the founder and inaugural Executive Secretary of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) from 1998 until 2005. Rick has had extensive experience as a prosecutor and investigator leading complex multidisciplinary investigation Task Forces into organised crime cases both nationally and internationally. He has also had experience in private legal practice.

Currently, Rick is also Chair of the Advisory Board and Adjunct Professor for the Executive Master of Arts in Financial Integrity degree (MAFI) at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
In other fields, Rick is a member of the Advisory Board on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing being conducted through the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), UK and a Council Member of the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), an independent global body which has set financial and governance integrity standards for sporting organizations and will soon begin a voluntary compliance assessment process.

Rick is a lawyer with a BA, LLB and Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from Monash University, Australia.


Sharon Campbell

Sharon Campbell
EGM Financial Crime Operations
National Australia Bank

Sharon Campbell is a senior regulatory, compliance and operations professional with extensive experience in financial crime compliance and operations. Having spent 30 years in the financial service industry, in both commercial and regulatory arenas, Sharon has a considerable track record of building strong teams to deliver strategic and business focused high quality outcomes. An ambassador and conduit of change at both strategic and operational levels, influencing at the most senior levels with the ability to follow through with tangible deliverables. Stakeholders state that Sharon is an incredibly strong and motivated individual with an impeccable work ethic that sets decision making and delivery to the highest standards, with a focus on continuous improvement. She is excellent at developing and building stakeholder relationships whilst demonstrating professionalism and resilience in challenging situations. Sharon is known for being an inspirational leader who provides clarity and direction and ‘gets things done’ with pace drive and enthusiasm.


Frank Lawrence

Vasilios P. Chrisos, CAMS
Principal
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Vasilios Chrisos is a Principal in the Financial Crimes Unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). He brings to his engagements over 28 years of experience assisting both financial institutions and non-financial companies on all aspects of financial crime compliance with a particular focus on anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions matters. In his work, Vasilios advises clients on developing comprehensive financial crime risk management frameworks. He and his teams assist clients in designing and implementing AML and sanctions compliance programs, including: creating AML and sanctions governance structures, identifying inherent money laundering vulnerabilities, developing policies and procedures, evaluating controls, establishing customer risk ranking and due diligence protocols, execution of enhanced due diligence (EDD) measures for higher-risk customers (including local language media research, open and human source inquiries), and integrating transaction-monitoring capabilities.

Prior to joining the firm, Vasilios was the Americas Financial Crime Director for Macquarie, Australia’s largest investment bank. In that role, he was responsible for managing the company’s AML, sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption (AB&C) compliance programs across all business divisions and legal entities in North and South America. Vasilios is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). In 2012, Vasilios received the prestigious ACAMS "Al Gillum Volunteer of the Year Award" for his significant contributions to the AML, sanctions, and financial crime fields. Vasilios has authored AML thought leadership content which has been published in various trade periodicals and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars.


William D. Langford

William D. Langford
Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance
The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas
MUFG Americas

William Langford Jr. joined MUFG Union Bank (“MUB”) as the Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas in March 2017. William previously worked for GE Capital as the Chief Compliance Officer where he led the team responsible for the firm’s global compliance program from 2015. Before joining GE Capital, he served as the Global Head of Compliance Architecture & Strategy at Citigroup, where he led the group responsible for compliance risk analytics and assessments, regulatory and data governance, and global compliance strategy.

Previously, he held several positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co., including the Global Head of Compliance and Head of Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance. William had also served as the Associate Director for the Regulatory Policy and Programs Division of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, he oversaw the Bank Secrecy Act regulatory, compliance and enforcement functions for the Agency. He has also served as the Senior Advisor to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he focused largely on the implementation of the anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, including the drafting of regulations implementing these provisions.

Prior to joining Treasury, he practiced law with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP and the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, specializing in commercial litigation. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. William graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, and summa cum laude from Hastings College with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.


Advisory Board Staff Contact

Lashvinder Kaur
Global Head of Communications and Chapters
lkaur@acams.org