de Lourdes Jiménez
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.