Howard Spieler

Howard has extensive experience advising business and assurance functions on compliance processes and controls primarily focusing on, but not limited to, economic sanctions (OFAC) and anti-money laundering (AML).

He is currently a vice president in the sanctions advisory and oversight group at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). In that role he is responsible for providing economic sanctions advisory support as well as providing overall program oversight. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Citibank, supporting AML-related obligations as required by its regulators. Prior to that, he was the sanctions compliance officer within corporate compliance’s financial crimes group at American International Group (AIG), acting as a liaison within the company for both the commercial and consumer businesses on various global economic sanctions matters. In addition, he was the senior vice president and head of compliance at the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he helped develop the company’s risk-based compliance program and was tasked with regulatory reporting, as well as the ongoing monitoring and assessment of a $30 billion portfolio of public-private real-estate transactions.

Howard authored "A Global Review of Sanctioned Countries" and “The Impact of the U.S. President on Economic Sanctions”, both published by ACAMS Today.

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