Attorney and certified Anti-Money Laundering expert with more than 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, with the last 18 years as Chief Compliance Officer for the leading Hispanic banking institution in the United States. She has extensive experience evaluating Anti-Money Laundering, USA Patriot Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control compliance programs as for consumer and financial compliance. Currently assisting financial institutions respond to regulatory actions related to such matters bringing practical hands on experience as President of the Financial Intelligence Network and Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors). Highly knowledgeable in banking laws, regulations, risk management and corporate governance. Ms. Jimenez holds several industry board positions. She has participated as co-chair and is currently a member of American Bankers Association (ABA) Advisory Board on Financial Crimes and of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Advisory Board. Led the Puerto Rico Bankers Association Anti-MoneyLaundering Committee for 14 years and spearheads the leading educational Financial Crimes Symposium in Puerto Rico and served as Chairwoman of the ABA Compliance Administrative Committee. Participates in boards of various community based organizations helping underserved communities, the Puerto Rico Bay Estuary and Espacios Abiertos, created to bring long term systemic change and socio economic justice in Puerto Rico. Fully bilingual; Ms Jimenez is a frequent public speaker both nationally and internationally. She has cooperated with the US Treasury Department in the public and private sector dialogues with the Latin American financial community.
Ms. Jimenez previously served as Senior Vice President & Division Director of the Corporate Compliance Division for Popular Inc, where she supervised the compliance function in Puerto Rico, the United States and all other operations for Popular in the Caribbean and Latin America. While in Popular, Ms Jimenez developed the structure for the compliance function and antimony laundering program. She has other prior experience with multinational institutions as legal counsel and compliance supervision such as Citibank, Puerto Rico’s Commissioner of Financial Institutions and Banco Santander where she managed the Legal Counsel Office and Corporate Compliance.