Stevenson Munro

Global Head of Sanctions, Standard Chartered Bank

Stevenson Munro joined Standard Chartered Bank in July 2015 as the global head of sanctions compliance, after having held senior financial crime compliance leadership positions within three other global financial institutions focusing on the strategy, program design, and implementation of anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and anti-money laundering compliance programs. Professor Munro works closely with industry peers to inform the broader community of compliance professionals and policy makers about the strategies for effective financial crime and sanctions compliance in a global context and the nuances and complexities of implementing global sanctions compliance programs coordinated across multiple lines of business.

Prior to entering the private sector, Professor Munro served as deputy chief counsel for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) providing legal counsel to OFAC and the U.S. Treasury Department related to the development, implementation, and enforcement of foreign policy–based economic sanctions programs.

He earned his law degree from New York University School of Law and worked in a large law firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on anti-trust litigation and international arbitrations. He also has a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Professor Munro started his career as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, holding positions focused on contingency planning for both tactical and strategic operations, including a posting to the White House Military Office’s Presidential Emergency Operations Center.