Mr. Federici is a Vice President at the Financial Integrity Network and a senior international expert in the field of financial integrity. He has vast experience in advising governments and financial systems and has held various senior responsibilities at the national and international levels, in the area of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF).
Mr. Federici was President of Argentina’s Financial Intelligence Unit (Argentina’s FIU) from January 2016 to January 2020, exercising regulatory, financial intelligence and criminal justice responsibilities. During his term in office, Mr. Federici held numerous international positions at global AML/CFT organizations, such as:
•CHAIR, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units
•Vice Chair, Egmont Group’s Committee
•Regional Representative, Americas at the Egmont Group
•Chair, FATF Heads of FIU Forum
•Co-chair, FATF Risk, Trends and Methods Working Group (RTMG)
•Co-Chair, Grupo de Acción Financiera de Latinoamerica Mutual Evaluations Working Group
Mr. Federici worked as Senior Counsel for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Legal Department and Regional Advisor for the IMF’s Legal Department in Latin America and The Caribbean, providing in both cases high level policy, legal and technical advice on financial integrity issues to IMF member countries as well as to the organs and staff of the Fund. He also worked as a Foreign Associate for Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York Office and as partner and associate for leading argentine law firms.
Mr. Federici directed post graduate degree programs in the area of financial integrity at the School of Business at the Catholic University of Argentina and the Law School at the Catholic University of Salta. He also lectured as regular and visiting professor at various universities across the world. Mr. Federici is an active promoter of financial integrity within civil society and has exercised several key roles in this area in civil society organizations.
Mr. Federici holds a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of Argentina and an LL.M. from University of Virginia’s School of Law.