Tyler Nielsen is currently the Head of Advisory – Sanctions at Nordea, covering sanctions for all of Nordea’s global operations as part of the Group Financial Crime Compliance office. Tyler joined Nordea after serving as a senior analyst in the US Department of the Treasury’s office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and senior policy advisor in the US Department of State’s Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation. In these roles, he aided US sanctions policy formation and enforcement on Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and other country sanctions programs in the Middle East and Africa.
Tyler has extensive experience engaging on sanctions matters with Nordic governments, financial institutions and businesses, including serving as an Economic Officer at US Embassy Helsinki. He earned a Master of Internal Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and an B.A. in International Affairs, cum laude, from the George Washington University.