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Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO & Cofounder, Alliance for Innovative Regulation

Jo Ann Barefoot is CEO & Cofounder of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, host of the global podcast show Barefoot Innovation, and Senior Fellow Emerita at the Harvard University Kennedy School Center for Business & Government. She has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and a staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She serves on the board of Oportun; on the fintech advisory committee of FINRA; on the California Blockchain Working Group Advisory Board; and on the Milken Institute U.S. FinTech Advisory Committee. She is Cofounder of Hummingbird RegTech.

Previously, Jo Ann served on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board and chaired the board of the Financial Health Network. She now serves on the boards of FinRegLab and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. She has published nearly 200 articles and is a popular keynote speaker, addressing thousands of people annually throughout the world.

Himamauli Das, Acting Director, FinCEN

Himamauli Das is the Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. FinCEN’s mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence. FinCEN serves as the administrator and primary regulator of the Bank Secrecy Act for bank and non-bank financial institutions, including emerging payments involving virtual currency. FinCEN also is the Financial Intelligence Unit of the United States.

The Honorable Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, K2 Integrity

Juan Zarate is the chairman of the Center on Economic and Financial Power, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a senior fellow at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. He was a visiting lecturer in law at the Harvard Law School for eight years and is a published author, including his books Treasury’s War (2013) and Forging Democracy (1994).
For clients, Mr. Zarate has successfully provided expert counsel and strategic guidance on complex internal and international financial investigations; managed multidisciplinary teams advising on global anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance remediation; and overseen financial-integrity-related reforms for public and private institutions. He has also led some of the largest asset recovery ventures in history, including the return of more than $3 billion in Iraqi assets.

Mr. Zarate has advised on the most challenging anti-money laundering and financial integrity enforcement issues facing the private sector, working with key financial intelligence units, regulators, finance ministries, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies around the world.

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