Alberto M. de la Portilla

January 28, 2015

Alberto has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of research and investigations, due diligence, anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-corruption (FCPA) compliance. His work has included internal corporate investigations, reviews of illicit practices and irregularities, asset recovery, analysis of mergers & acquisition targets, and background investigations of potential business partners. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has assisted many regulated entities with issues pertaining to evaluations of internal controls, customer due diligence, high risk transactions, foreign account reviews, and investigations, pursuant to U.S. financial, economic, and trade sanction regulations including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT Act and OFAC.

Alberto previously served as Managing Director for the Latin American regional office of IPSA International, Inc., a U.S. consultancy, specializing in AML compliance, Look Back reviews, hedge fund due diligence, KYC remediation, and risk assessments of cross border transactions.

Alberto holds all appropriate Private Investigator/Agency Manager licenses in the State of Florida. He has managed investigations relating to bank fraud, employee theft, asset location and recovery and other matters in preparation for civil and criminal claims against adverse parties.

He began his career with Kroll, Inc. in the early 1990s in South Florida and managed the Latin American research unit. In 1996, he accepted an assignment to supervise the company’s first office in Latin America and temporarily relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He has been an active member of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Businesses for Social Responsibility (BSR), Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) and the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).

Alberto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Florida International University, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.