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Irwin Nack

Irwin Nack

The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
Deputy General Manager, Head – Global Financial Crimes Advisory Group
New York, NY, USA

Irwin Nack is a Deputy General Manager and the head of the Global Financial Crimes Advisory Group (GFCAG) for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU).  In this role, he leads the firm’s global in-house center of excellence for financial crimes compliance, supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of robust financial crimes-related policies, procedures, controls and best practices. The Group also serves as an information clearinghouse through which BTMU offices globally can stay abreast of new requirements, developments, trends and best practices associated with financial crimes compliance.

Prior to becoming the head of GFCAG, he was BTMU’s Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas with responsibility for management and oversight of the compliance program applicable to the Bank’s operations across the Americas.  Mr. Nack also had compliance oversight responsibilities for the Americas operations of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), a complex global financial firm with assets exceeding $2 trillion. He first joined the MUFG organization in 2007 where he built and led BTMU’s new BSA/AML and OFAC compliance group that was established in response to regulatory criticism. He served in that role until he was promoted to Chief Compliance Officer in 2011.  Since 2012 he has also served as a BTMU representative member of the Wolfsberg Group.

Before joining MUFG in 2007, Mr. Nack was Director of Anti-Money Laundering for TD Banknorth, N.A.  He joined TD Bank’s predecessor organization in 2004 where he successfully led the effort to address significant anti-money laundering compliance criticism by law enforcement and bank regulatory authorities.

Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Nack was Investigative Counsel for the NY State Banking Department (predecessor agency of the New York State Department of Financial Services), conducting/supervising investigations and advising the Superintendent of Banks and senior staff on regulatory enforcement matters. During that period, he also headed NY State's investigation into the fate of Holocaust victim’s assets deposited with Swiss banks prior to and during the Second World War and was instrumental in the establishment of New York State’s Holocaust Claims Processing Office. During the his tenure with the Banking Department, Mr. Nack testified as an expert before two Presidential commissions investigating various issues pertaining to the Nazi era and Holocaust victims’ assets.

From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Nack was a prosecutor in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He spent five years as a trial attorney prosecuting all levels of misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses and subsequently transferred to the Investigations Division where he investigated and prosecuted complex financial crime cases.

Irwin Nack was born and raised in Bronx, New York and graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany where he doubled majored in History and Criminal Justice. He received his law degree from New York Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International & Comparative Law.

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