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Gonzalo Sanchez

Senior Adviser


Gonzalo Sanchez is a seasoned professional, contributing over 30 years of expertise as an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions subject matter expert. With an extensive background in large complex banks across Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean region, Mr. Sanchez possesses an in-depth understanding of designing, implementing, and managing enterprise-wide AML/Sanctions risk management models. Mr. Sanchez’s wealth of experience and expertise make him an invaluable asset to Integro Advisers, contributing to the firm’s commitment to excellence in navigating complex regulatory landscapes and ensuring robust compliance within the financial sector.

In his distinguished career, Mr. Sanchez has held senior AML/Sanctions regulatory risk management roles for renowned institutions such as Popular Inc., HSBC, ABN AMRO, and Citigroup. His professional journey also encompasses a comprehensive background in Fraud Management, Operational Risk Management, and Internal Audit.

Mr. Sanchez’s key achievements and responsibilities include overseeing AML and Sanctions related risks for all subsidiaries of Popular Inc., the largest financial group in Puerto Rico. In this role, he led a team of over 120 staff across different locations, ensuring effective AML/Sanctions policy and procedures definition, sanctions and transactions monitoring program, training and communications, and Know Your Customer (KYC) periodic reviews.

During his tenure at Navigant Consulting, Mr. Sanchez served as a Director Global Investigations and Compliance, acting as a Subject Matter Expert and providing assistance to global banks in solving complex Financial Crimes related problems at country and regional levels. His notable projects included acting as the Financial Intelligence Unit head in the U.K. for a global European bank and conducting enterprise-wide assessments for a Mexican bank and an investment group.

In his role at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Sanchez concentrated efforts on helping clients implement corrective action plans to address Consent Orders and other regulatory-related action plans.

At HSBC USA, Mr. Sanchez played pivotal roles, including implementing the AML Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) program for correspondent banks in the Americas. He conducted on-site visits to assess the quality of AML and Sanctions programs, defined parameters for monitoring transactional activities, and implemented corrective action plans. Additionally, he managed the Financial Crimes program for the Latin America Wealth Management International Center (LAIC) in Miami and oversaw the AML program for Retail/Wealth management and Commercial banking businesses in Florida and Texas.

Mr. Sanchez’s journey also includes roles at ABN AMRO, where he managed the regulatory compliance/AML/sanctions and FCPA risk program for the Latin America Private Bank business, and at Citigroup, where he implemented corporate operational risk management programs and compliance, AML, sanctions, and FCPA programs in Latin America.
Mr. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, specializing in International Economics (1979).

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