RICHARD F. LEE
“Pendragon Consulting Services”
Richard is an independent consultant bringing his more than twenty years of experience in anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorism financing (ATF) and his reputation as one of the country’s foremost experts in this growing field to the private sector. As a specialist in legislative and regulatory compliance pertaining to AML and ATF, his expertise, network of professional relationships and state-of-the-art knowledge complement his slate of proven client service programs and offerings.
Richard was formerly with the Financial Transactions & Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the Canadian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) from its inception in 2000. During his 8-year tenure with FINTRAC, he served as a special advisor to the Agency on Canada’s financial institutions, Banks, Life Insurance, and Trust & Loan companies. He managed relationships with financial institutions along with providing policy interpretation on compliance with the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and Regulations
Prior to joining FINTRAC, Richard was the Assistant Director of Corporate Security with Royal Bank of Canada, where he managed the administration of the Bank’s AML program, undertaking investigations of suspected money laundering on both the domestic and international fronts, and developing and writing the Bank’s AML policies.
With a proven background in the world of financial crime, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing and compliance, he has a strong record of innovative and creative thinking pertaining to gathering and managing financial intelligence, and the development of investigative techniques and preventative initiatives targeting international fraud.
Richard’s extensive knowledge and experience in AML and ATF has created a demand for his services as a keynote speaker at seminars and conferences across North America.