Evan Weitz

Managing Director, Head of Controls, Europe and Americas, Financial Crime Compliance, , Standard Chartered Bank

Evan Weitz is a Managing Director and the Regional Head of Controls for Europe and Americas - Financial Crime Compliance for Standard Chartered Bank. In that role, Evan oversees over 200 full time financial crime compliance professionals including the Investigations Unit, Transaction Monitoring Unit, Financial Intelligence Unit and various remediation efforts, amongst several other teams.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Evan spent over a decade as a prosecutor serving as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Atlanta, New Jersey and New York City. As an AUSA, Evan handled a wide array of financial prosecutions with a special emphasis on complex money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and asset forfeiture prosecutions. For his work in United States v. HSBC Holdings plc, Evan received both the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (the highest award given by the Department of Justice – Criminal Division) and the Department of Homeland Security Director’s Award for Meritorious Service. Evan was also named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators for his work on United States v. Saddle River Valley Bank.