Ray Villanueva, CAMS—Florida, USA

Ray Villanueva, CAMS—Florida, USA

Raymond “Ray” Villanueva, CAMS, is the director of investigations at Kaufman Rossin. He has more than 29 years of law enforcement and investigative experience, with an emphasis on the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, trade enforcement, sanctions and anti-fraud, as well as international collaboration and information sharing. Villanueva has extensive experience in evaluating and mitigating risks, as well as conducting and overseeing national and international large-scale financial investigations.

Before joining Kaufman Rossin, Villanueva was a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service, serving in several key high-level positions. He worked as a special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C., and as director of HSI’s Office of International Operations, where he was responsible for the agency’s investigative and diplomatic global efforts in over 53 countries. In addition, he served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Villanueva is an ACAMS U.S. Capital Chapter Board member and a frequent contributor to ACAMS and ACAMS Today in various roles and special projects, including ongoing efforts to build enduring public and private sector partnerships.

Villanueva’s expertise makes him a sought-after speaker at industry events. He has been quoted in financial news, professional publications, books and several national as well as international financial typology reports.

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