Christopher Ruzich JD, CAMS

Director / Senior Manager, Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank

Christopher Ruzich is a senior manager in Standard Chartered Bank’s Financial Crimes Investigations Unit where he supervises and trains a team of more than a dozen anti-money laundering investigators.  Chris is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s major investigations, coordinating with law enforcement and liaising with Standard Chartered affiliates across the Bank’s network on global investigations.  Chris and his team produce reports on complex trade-based money laundering, sanctions evasion, terrorist financing, human trafficking and other significant investigations.   Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Chris worked as a prosecutor for nearly a decade, serving as a deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey and an assistant prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey.  As a deputy attorney general, Chris investigated and prosecuted healthcare claims and insurance fraud, racketeering, money laundering, commercial bribery, tax evasion and other white-collar criminal offenses.  While an assistant prosecutor, Chris handled over a thousand felony cases.  Chris obtained his law degree from The Fordham University School of Law.