Gilberto Figueroa-Rios

BSA/AML Manager, Popular Community Bank

Prior to his current role, Mr. Figueroa was a practicing attorney from 1997-2003 in state and federal jurisdictions. In 2003, he joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) where he served in different field and managerial positions including special agent in Puerto Rico; resident agent in charge (RAC) in New Mexico and section chief at the Financial, Narcotics and Special Operations Division, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit, in Washington, DC. He served until 2014 in Washington, DC with responsibilities for several of HSIs national financial investigations programs including HSIs financial industry outreach program, and administered a budget of over 10 million dollars to implement cross-border financial investigations international trainings in over 35 countries. He has also been a guest instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, and at the U.S. Army Western Hemisphere Institute for the Security and Cooperation (WHINSEC) at Fort Benning, Georgia.