Nicolas Khouri is currently the Deputy AML/BSA Officer at Ally Bank responsible for leading the execution of key BSA/AML program components such as risk assessments, governance, and business line oversight.
Prior to that Nicolas was the Senior Compliance Director at Ally Bank overseeing AML Investigations. As part of his role, Nicolas manages a team that handles all AML investigations, SAR filings and all law enforcement requests and coordination. Before this role, Nicolas was a Senior Audit Director with Ally Bank overseeing all of Compliance and Legal.
Nicolas has over 20 years of financial institutions and investment banking auditing and compliance experience focusing mainly on AML and International Operations. Prior to joining Ally, Nicolas spent 7 years as an AML auditor at Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank. Over the years, Nicolas has developed in depth knowledge in domestic and international AML regulations.
Nicolas holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the George Washington University and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) since 2006. Nicolas has been an invited speaker and/or panelist at several national conferences on AML and auditing including Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), American Bankers Association (ABA), Florida International Banking Association (FIBA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Financial Markets Association (FMA).