Gabriel Romo is a graduate lawyer from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México -UNAM-, who has a Master in Business Management (Maestría en Administración de Empresas) of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México -ITAM-, and a Master in Business Administration from Arizona State University. He is also a candidate for a Ph. D. in Law from UNAM.
He has participated as speaker in several courses and seminars on Financial, Banking and International Law, as well as in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT).
Gabriel has more than 18 years of experience in the Mexican Financial System.
During the time he served at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit – SHCP, was in charge of regulating Foreign Banks, Non-Bank Banks and Financial Holding Companies; coordinated the issuance of AML/CFT general provisions, as well as preparing legislative and regulatory projects for the Mexican Financial Sector; was also responsible of negotiating the financial services chapters of several Free Trade Agreements signed by Mexico with different countries, and the representation of SHCP before numerous international bodies, such as WTO and APEC.
While Gabriel was General Director for Prevention of Operations with Illicit Proceeds at the National Banking and Securities Commission -CNBV-, was responsible of supervising financial entities on AML/CFT measures, attending judicial requirements for investigative and intelligence purposes, and representing CNBV before several international bodies, including FATF and GAFISUD.
In the private sector had the role of Chief Compliance Officer at Grupo Financiero Santander México, where he created the Compliance & Conduct Area in accordance to the European Central Bank´s standards, developed an enhanced Compliance & Conduct culture within the organization and was responsible of the AML/CFT Unit.
Gabriel founded C&C Compliance & Conduct Advisors in Mexico, firm dedicated to advise, training and development of risk based approach models for regulatory compliance (risk assessment), AML/CFT for financial entities and gatekeepers, as well as antibribery and corruption.
Finally, Gabriel is certified on AML/CFT by CNBV, ACAMS, Conference of State Banking Supervisors, FATF and the International Monetary Fund.