Chris Snyder is the Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM) for the Latin America region of HSBC Holdings, Inc. As a managing director, he and his team provide an industry-leading and data-driven capability to proactively identify, analyze, and investigate financial crime and fraud risks and to ensure proper mitigation of those risks in the region. His expertise lies at the intersection of compliance, technology, and law in the financial services industry.
His previous positions at HSBC include acting Global Head of Complex Investigations, which handles FCTM’s most difficult cases involving multiple affiliates and regions or involving complicated financial crime investigations, and the Global Head of FCC Critical Risk Controls. Chris joined HSBC originally as the Head of the Americas for the Monitor Liaison Office.
Prior to joining HSBC, Chris spent 10 years as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including as DOJ’s Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. During his service with DOJ, he won the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association’s National Prosecutor of the Year Award. Chris began his legal career as a federal judicial clerk to U.S. District Judge José Gonzalez in the Southern District of Florida. Chris received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and he received bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and in Business Administration from Ohio University.