Rawan Abdelrazek, Managing Director with Treliant’s Financial Crimes and Fraud Solutions team, is a seasoned financial services executive with extensive experience in program buildouts, compliance, remediation, digital assets/cryptocurrency, strategic change, operational management, and government leadership. She has a solid track record in compliance and program remediation for adherence to the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering rules (BSA/AML).

Prior to joining Treliant, Rawan served as the COO and Interim BSA/AML Officer at Anchorage Digital Bank, the first digital asset bank federally chartered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and as the COO for Financial Crime Compliance at BlackRock, where she was responsible for the buildout and management of the global financial crime compliance program. She has also served as an interim CCO and senior advisor to a number of fintech startups and spent several years as a consultant with Promontory and BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory team.

Rawan has built and implemented a number of BSA/AML and other compliance and operational programs in banks, asset management, and fintechs, covering “know your customer” (KYC), training, client due diligence, reporting, risk assessments, target operating models, digital assets, third-party risk management, transfer agent oversight, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Cayman fund AML compliance. She has extensive experience in AML program remediation, including in response to OCC consent orders and Federal Reserve enforcement actions, spanning from design to implementation and reporting. Her experience includes significant interface with the OCC, Federal Reserve, and companies’ internal audit departments and boards of directors.

Rawan held a number of senior leadership roles at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As a Senior Advisor at the OCC, she worked with the agency’s executive committee on issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act. She was instrumental in launching and running Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), serving as the Chief of Staff for TARP and the Senior Advisor to the Assistant for Financial Stability. She also served as the lead Financial Sector Advisor on India and the Middle East regarding bank branching, financial stability, and financial and capital markets liberalization.

Rawan has an MA in International Economics and Finance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.

Areas of Specialization

  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
  • Compliance Programs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Design and Implementation of Remedial Activities
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Crimes Compliance Programs
  • Financial Investigations
  • Fintech Compliance
  • Lookbacks
  • Pre-exam Work
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Change
  • Regulatory Exam / Management
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Risk Culture and Corporate Governance
  • Strategy / Strategic Planning
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting
  • Third-Party Risk Mitigation
  • Transformation and Change Management
  • Virtual Assets