Treliant adds Rawan Abdelrazek as managing director in New York

25 January 2024 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Treliant, a financial services industry consulting firm, has hired Rawan Abdelrazek as a New York-based managing director in its financial crimes and compliance practice.

Abdelrazek is a financial services executive with 20 years of experience in compliance program buildouts, remediation, strategic change, operational management, regulatory standards, and government leadership. She has particular expertise designing programs that adhere to the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering regulations globally.

Abdelrazek joins Treliant from Anchorage Digital Bank, where she spent nearly two years and served as COO and interim BSA/AML officer. Before that, she spent six years at BlackRock, latterly serving as COO for global financial crime compliance.

Abdelrazek also previously served as interim COO and senior advisor to several fintech and blockchain startups, and was a senior principal at consulting firm Promontory Financial Group.

Earlier in her career, Abdelrazek spent nearly five years with the US Department of the Treasury, where she was a senior advisor with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and chief of staff for the Troubled Assets Relief Program.

She has a master’s degree in finance and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University.

“Rawan has tackled financial crime, risk, and compliance throughout her career, both in government and in industry, from many perspectives. Her insights will be embraced by our firm's clients as they continue to implement and maintain their commitments to ensuring regulatory compliance across the industry," said John Arvanitis, senior managing director, financial crimes and fraud solutions.

Treliant was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. The firm provides consulting, implementation, staffing, and managed services for the regulatory compliance, risk, credit, financial crimes, and capital markets functions of its clients. Treliant primarily serves banks, mortgage providers, and fintechs.

The consultancy has more than 300 employees across offices in the US, UK, Poland, India, and The Philippines.

“Financial services firms of all sizes are held to incredibly high BSA/AML regulatory standards and face significant regulatory challenges when non-compliance occurs. It is essential that regulated entities implement programs that are both robust and fit for purpose, always keeping an eye on technology, building efficiencies, and adapting to emerging risks," Abdelrazek said. "In such a challenging regulatory environment, it's exciting to be part of a team that is committed to helping its clients achieve excellence in compliance."

Treliant earlier this year welcomed Michael Scarpa as a managing director in its regulatory compliance, mortgage, and operations solutions practice in New York.