John MacKessy has over 20 years of regulatory and compliance experience and is currently a Director and Global Head of AML for BlackRock, the largest global investment manager. Prior to joining BlackRock, John has held compliance leadership positions with Citi and MasterCard.
Prior to joining MasterCard, John was a regulatory consultant assisting financial firms with complying with regulatory enforcement actions and non-prosecution agreements. He has led the investigation of numerous complex financial crimes and was a member of the monitorship team for the Bank of New York Mellon NPA agreements.
John holds a B.A. from the University at Albany and an M.B.A. from Baruch College. He is a Certified Antit-Money Laundering Specialist and is an Advisory Board member of the ACAMS New York Chapter.