Rick McDonell is a Co-CEO and Co-Owner of McDonell-Nadeau. He is also Executive Director of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Rick is known globally for his work as Executive Secretary of the FATF including the FATF’s revision of the international AML/CFT/PF Standards, the new Mutual Evaluation methodology covering technical and effectiveness compliance and the expansion of the FATF Global Network to nine FATF-Style Regional Bodies.
Prior to his FATF role, Rick was Chief of the UN Global Program against Money Laundering and the founder and inaugural Executive Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering. Rick has extensive experience as a prosecutor and investigator leading complex multidisciplinary investigation Task Forces into organised crime cases both nationally and internationally.
Rick is a member of the Advisory Board on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing and Chair of the Advisory Board, and Adjunct Professor for the Executive Master of Arts in Financial Integrity degree program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, USA. He is a graduate of Monash University, Australia with a BA, LLB and Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law.