VP for Latin America & the Caribbean
Financial Integrity Network
José Luis Stein is Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), where he focuses on FIN’s work with financial institutions, banking centers, and jurisdictions in the region. FIN is a premier strategic advisory firm dedicated to helping its clients strengthen the financial integrity needed to succeed in today’s global security environment. By offering a comprehensive and strategic approach to countering a wide spectrum of evolving illicit financing risk, FIN assists its clients – which include governments, global banks, regional financial institutions, and non-bank institutions – in developing, strengthening, and ultimately maximizing the effectiveness of their counter-illicit financing capabilities.
Previously, José Luis was Vice-President for Preventive Measures at Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), where he directed a team of approximately 200 professionals responsible for supervising the anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) compliance of more than 3,000 financial entities.
Before, he was Legal Counsel at the Financial Integrity Group of the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he advised countries on AML/CFT legal and strategic issues. José Luis also worked at the Mexican Ministry of Finance (SHCP), where he was Representative of Mexico for AML/CFT International Bodies, Counselor of the SHCP at the Mexican Embassy in the US, and Head of the International Affairs Office of the Mexican Financial Intelligence Unit.
His previous experience includes working as a Senior Associate at White & Case, S.C., and as an International Lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP. Also, at the SHCP, José Luis held several other positions.
José Luis received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and his Law Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.