Saam Youssefi-Rad

Sanctions Compliance Director - Program Integration and Risk Management, Citigroup

Saam Youssefi-Rad began his career in 2006 at OFAC in the policy and licensing divisions. As a licensing officer he addressed complex transactions involving Iran, narco-traffickers, and a number of other sanctions programs. He also contributed to the development and implementation of policy initiatives, notably IEEPA exemptions, Iranian-origin goods, and licensing of legal services. From 2009 to 2012 Saam worked at the Office of Intelligence and Analysis as an intelligence officer focusing on designations and issues related to Iran and terrorism. During this time he spent several months in Afghanistan assisting in counter-terrorism finance efforts. In 2012 Saam joined Deutsche Bank where he became the regional head of sanctions compliance. He helped enhance all elements of the global and regional sanctions compliance program and grew the regional team from 1 person to 36 across NYC and Jacksonville, FL. He was also integrally involved in helping to lead DB’s efforts in addressing multiple enforcement actions related to sanctions and AML. Saam graduated from Penn State Law in 2006 and the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with a degree in economics and middle eastern studies.