Eduardo Rangel—Manama, Bahrain

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Eduardo Rangel is the chief compliance officer at National Bank of Bahrain. With ample experience in banking and compliance spanning for over 30 years, Rangel has advised banks, financial institutions, broker-dealers, ultra-high-net-worth family offices, funds, money services businesses, third-party payment processors, disruptors, global corporates and governments in more than 35 jurisdictions. He previously held senior roles in regional and international banks where he led the transformation of their compliance function.

Rangel’s trademark pragmatic approach distinguishes him for his ability to engage with the business from inception of key projects and groupwide initiatives. He believes that compliance can change and influence the way firms work only through partnerships with relevant stakeholders. Such close engagements help embed a compliance culture that actually stays in the firm’s ethos.

Rangel is an attorney at law from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León’s Law School and received an M.P.A in public finance and securities from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York and a Master of Law in international finance from Harvard Law School. Rangel is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and currently serves as the vice-chairman of the committee of international standards at the Bahrain Association of Banks. As a subject-matter expert in cross-border compliance, he regularly participates as a speaker at international conferences.