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Raymond Villanueva, CAMS

Director, Risk Advisory Services



Raymond Villanueva is a director in Kaufman Rossin’s risk advisory services practice. He brings more than 28 years of law enforcement and investigative experience with emphasis on the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, trade enforcement, sanctions, and anti-fraud, as well as international collaboration and information sharing.

He has extensive experience in evaluating and mitigating risks and conducting and overseeing national and international large-scale financial crimes investigations and mitigation programs involving anti-fraud, anti-money laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, trade enforcement, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, amongst others. Ray has also provided several congressional testimonies on high-level issues of national significance.

Before joining Kaufman Rossin, Ray was a United States Senior Executive Service member, serving as the Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C. He was also the Director of HSI’s Office of International Operations, responsible for the agency’s investigative and diplomatic global efforts in over 53 countries worldwide. Ray was also a member of the United States Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

As a frequent speaker at industry events and panels, Ray has been quoted in financial news, professional publications, books, and several national and international financial typology reports, including some adopted by FATF.

Ray is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a Board Member of the ACAMS U.S. Capital Chapter. A native of Puerto Rico, he is fluent in Spanish and English.

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