WASHINGTON, DC – Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery has named Jamal El-Hindi as FinCEN's new Deputy Director. He is a nine-year veteran of FinCEN, previously serving as Associate Director for the Policy Division before becoming acting Deputy Director in January 2015. As Deputy Director, El-Hindi is responsible for working with the law enforcement, intelligence, financial, and regulatory communities to ensure the effective coordination of anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing initiatives. El-Hindi also provides operational leadership and performs the full range of supervisory and managerial functions for FinCEN.
"FinCEN is particularly fortunate to have Jamal bring to this new role his broad experience working with regulators at the Federal, State, local, and international levels, and his extensive interaction with the wide-range of financial industry sectors regulated by FinCEN," Director Calvery noted. "Since my first day as FinCEN’s Director, I have relied on Jamal's advice and thoughtful guidance."
El-Hindi joined FinCEN in June 2006, where he first led FinCEN's former Regulatory Policy and Programs Division before taking the lead of its new Policy Division. Prior to coming to FinCEN, El-Hindi served as the Associate Director for Program Policy and Implementation at the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from June 2005 to June 2006. In that capacity he oversaw OFAC's Compliance Outreach Division, Licensing Division and Policy Division. Previously, he was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control) within Treasury's Office of General Counsel, where he served as a legal advisor on various economic sanctions programs. Before joining Treasury in December 2000, Mr. El-Hindi was an associate at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C.