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McDonell-Nadeau are internationally recognized experts in Financial Integrity. A global network of expert consultants dedicated to helping both governments and the private sector combat financial crime including money laundering and terrorist financing through strategic advice, practical guidance, technical expertise and supportive technology.

Products and services

Strategic and Technical Advice for Countries on FATF and FSRB Matters

Advice and assistance in relation to Mutual Evaluations, Follow-Up Reports and the FATF International Cooperation Review Group grey-listing process.

Preparation for: the Technical Compliance and Effectiveness Compliance questionnaires and submissions, on-site visits by the assessment team, guidance and feedback on drafts of Mutual Evaluation and Follow-Up Reports, ICRG Post-Observation Period Reports and Action Plan progress reports and assistance in preparing for FATF and FATF-Style Regional Bodies Plenary meetings and ICRG Joint Group meetings.

Strategic and Technical Advice – Risk Assessments for Governments under the FATF Standards

Assistance with the overall risk assessment process and risk-based approach, including inherent risk assessments, analysis of Technical and Effectiveness compliance gaps against the FATF Standards and the development of risk mitigations.

Strategic and Technical Advice – 
Private Sector Compliance Programs

Assistance in relation to Compliance Programs for Financial Institutions (FIs), Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals (DNFBPs), and other reporting / obliged entities.

Strategic and Technical Advice – 
Risk Assessments for the Private Sector

Assistance in relation to Risk Assessments for Financial Institutions (FIs), Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals (DNFBPs), and other reporting / obliged entities.

Capacity Building and/or Training – for Governments and for the Regulated Private Sector

Development and delivery of customised programs in relation to all aspects of the FATF Standards and Assessment Methodology for the 11 Effectiveness Immediate Outcomes…

Including:

National Risk (I01), International Cooperation (I02), Supervision of Financial Institutions (FIs), Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals (DNFPBs), Virtual Asset Services Providers (VASPs) (I03), Private Sector Preventive Measures Compliance (FIs, DNFBPs and VASPs) (I04), Transparency of Legal Person and Arrangements (I05), Dissemination and Use of Financial Intelligence (I06), Money Laundering (ML) Investigations and Prosecutions (I07), Confiscation (I08), Terrorism Financing (TF) Investigations and Prosecutions (I09), Targeted Financial Sanctions (TFS) (IO10), Supervision of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) (IO10) and Targeted Financial Sanctions (TFS) for Proliferation Financing (PF) (I011).

VASP AML/CFT Compliance Solutions

Products and services tailored to the specific needs of the rapidly evolving VASP sector, including assistance in relation to enterprise-wide risk assessments, assessing and improving AML/CFT compliance programs, FATF Travel Rule compliance, development and delivery of AML/CFT training programs, and strategic advice related to licensing and registration requirements and other regulatory matters.

Risk-based Supervisory Framework

Comprehensive methodology for the development and implementation of supervision of regulated entities on a risk basis, with supporting template and sectoral and entity-level risk assessment tools.

National Risk Assessment Methodology

Comprehensive methodology to conduct and draft a National Risk Assessment (NRA) and Risk-Based Approach (RBA) for Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Proliferation Financing, including tools for the assessment of inherent risks and the assessment of risk mitigations and residual risks with supporting guidance and worksheets.

Legal Drafting Assistance

Guidance, drafting and feedback in relation to laws, regulations and other enforceable means to technically comply with the FATF Standards.

A global team of local experts

McDonell-Nadeau’s expertise in Financial Integrity, AML and CFT spans the globe. Our network of consultants offer unparalleled insights into the world in which we operate.

Rick McDonell
RickMcDonell Co-CEO Ottawa, Canada LinkedIn

Rick McDonell is a Co-CEO of McDonell-Nadeau. He is also Executive Director of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Rick is known globally for his work as Executive Secretary of the FATF including the FATF’s revision of the international AML/CFT/PF Standards, the new Mutual Evaluation methodology covering technical and effectiveness compliance and the expansion of the FATF Global Network to nine FATF-Style Regional Bodies.

Prior to his FATF role, Rick was Chief of the UN Global Program against Money Laundering and the founder and inaugural Executive Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering. Rick has extensive experience as a prosecutor and investigator leading complex multidisciplinary investigation Task Forces into organised crime cases both nationally and internationally.

Rick is a member of the Advisory Board on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing and Chair of the Advisory Board, and Adjunct Professor for the Executive Master of Arts in Financial Integrity degree program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, USA.  He is a graduate of Monash University, Australia with a BA, LLB and Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law.

Rick joins the Board of Directors of AML Analytics.

Josée Nadeau
JoséeNadeau Co-CEO Ottawa, Canada LinkedIn

Josée Nadeau is a Co-CEO of McDonell-Nadeau. She is also an AML/CFT/PF Consultant for the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank. Josée has extensive knowledge of the FATF Standards and Methodology including all aspects of the Mutual Evaluation process, ICRG process, and National Risk Assessments, as well as extensive hands-on implementation of the Standards in countries in all regions of the world.

Josée was Head of the Canadian Delegation to the FATF and to its regional bodies in the Caribbean, South America and Asia-Pacific. Josée led Canada in the FATF’s revision of its AML/CFT Standards in 2012, the FATF evaluation of Canada in 2016 and was co-chair of one of the FATF review groups. She has worked with many international and national organisations, including the FATF, OECD, the G7/8, the G20, the UN, Finance Canada, and the Bank of Canada.

Josée is an Adjunct Professor for the Executive Master of Arts in Financial Integrity degree program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, USA and a graduate of the Université de Montréal with a B.Sc and M.Sc in Economics.

Allan Prochazka
AllanProchazka Managing Director Washington D.C., USA LinkedIn

Allan Prochazka is Managing Director at McDonell-Nadeau and brings over 15 years of experience providing strategic advice on domestic and international financial sector policy and regulatory matters. He previously worked at the Canadian Department of Finance, where he provided expert advice on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) and capital markets criminal enforcement issues.

Allan also previously served as Canada’s Head of Delegation to the APG and represented the Government of Canada at the FATF, where he led Canada’s engagement in the FATF’s ICRG process.

Allan is an experienced assessor having contributed to Mutual Evaluation, Follow-Up and ICRG reports at the FATF and APG. His current areas of focus include working with clients in conducting national and enterprise-wide ML/TF risk assessments and in developing AML/CFT compliance solutions for the virtual asset service provider (VASP) sector.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Mark Hammond
MarkHammond Consultant Geneva, Switzerland LinkedIn

Mark Hammond has over 25 years of experience working on international financial crime issues and has worked for the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom, the FATF and Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, and also in the private sector. Mark has held various managerial, advisory and policy roles in Canada (Public Safety, Canada Revenue Agency), in the United Kingdom (National Crime Agency, Charity Commission) and in Australia with Ernst & Young’s Risk Advisory Services.

Having worked with over 150 countries on AML/CFT issues with the Secretariats of the FATF and Egmont Group, Mark specialises in providing analysis and advice on operational effectiveness issues supporting Financial Intelligence Units and law enforcement agencies, and national AML/CFT/CPF policy and coordination, including designing and calibrating risk-based approaches for government, the private and civil society sectors.

Mark has a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Dalhousie University in Canada and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wales, Swansea. Mark is an accredited project manager (University of Toronto) and has been trained and worked as criminal intelligence analyst and financial investigator.

Marijn Ridderikhof
MarijnRidderikhof Consultant Antwerp, Belgium

Marijn Ridderikhof is a financial integrity consultant for McDonell-Nadeau, the IMF and the Council of Europe. He is an experienced global AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption specialist with extensive knowledge of regulating and supervising financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions, and of the FATF Standards, the Mutual Evaluation and ICRG processes.

Marijn has worked at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) as a senior expert in integrity supervision when he led several projects in this field, including in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean. He represented DNB in the Delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the FATF and CFATF for many years, including through participation in the FATF working groups responsible for the revision of the AML/CFT Standards. He also served as a financial expert in the Mutual Evaluations of Australia and South Africa.

Marijn is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam with a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M with a specialization in European and International Law) and passed several exams in Economic and Commercial Law, and also in International Relations at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Wayne Walsh
WayneWalsh Consultant Hong Kong, China

Wayne Walsh S.C. is a practising barrister who specializes in financial crime and compliance. He was previously a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Hong Kong for 25 years and a regular member of the Hong Kong, China delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

From 2010 to 2012, Wayne co-chaired a FATF Working Group which revised the current FATF Forty Recommendations. He participated in FATF Mutual Evaluations as a legal assessor and assisted Hong Kong, China during its FATF Mutual Evaluations in 2008 and 2019. Wayne continues to advise the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on AML/CFT standards and is an AML/CFT consultant for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Early in his career, Wayne worked as an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, a commercial litigator, and a prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office in New Zealand. He is the author of the legal textbook “Cross-Border Crime in Hong Kong: Extradition, Mutual Assistance, Financial Sanctions” which was published by Lexis Nexis in 2020. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Otago, a Bachelor of Laws degree, also from the University of Otago, and a Master of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Auckland.

Alejandra Quevedo
AlejandraQuevedo Consultant Buenos Aires, Argentina LinkedIn

Alejandra Quevedo is a financial integrity consultant for McDonell-Nadeau and the World Bank. She has more than 15 years of experience working with countries in the development of their AML/CFT regimes.

Alejandra has worked as a consultant with the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the Financial Action Task Force of South America (GAFILAT), the International Development Group LLC (IDG), and the Human Security Collective (HSC) on a variety of projects supporting countries with their money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments and helping them on their implementation of the FATF Standards and building their AML/CFT policies and strategies.

Alejandra is a highly experienced global AML/CFT specialist with extensive knowledge of the FATF Standards, the Mutual Evaluation process and the ICRG process. She has served as Deputy Executive Secretary of GAFILAT and as Legal Advisor to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Alejandra has participated in eight Mutual Evaluations in Latin-America and the Caribbean and has been involved in numerous ICRG country assessments.

Alejandra has served as professor of Comparative Law at the Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Colombia and as adjunct professor of Law and Economics at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales in Argentina. She has a degree in law from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

Olivier Kraft
OlivierKraft Consultant Kigali, Rwanda LinkedIn

Olivier Kraft is a financial integrity consultant for both McDonell-Nadeau and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and has contributed to global efforts against financial crime across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

At an intergovernmental level, his experience includes supporting countries in the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption, advising the World Bank’s Sanctions Board on allegations of fraud, and assessing the AML/CFT efforts of countries for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Olivier specialises in the interactions between financial crime and new technologies. In 2018, he published the first comprehensive review of how FIUs and supervisors can leverage advanced analytics for AML purposes. During his time at HSBC, he led the Bank’s global intelligence assessment on virtual currencies and other new payment methods.

Olivier is an Associate Fellow with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and he serves on the Committee of the International Development Section of the Royal Statistical Society. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from University Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as an MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning from University College London.

Aub Chapman
AubChapman Consultant Sydney, Australia

Prior to his retirement in 2003, Aub Chapman was a career banker with over 42 years of professional experience. In his last role at Westpac Banking Corporation, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of functions including Group Fraud Control, Physical Security, Business Continuity Services, Cash and ATM Services as well as managing the group’s compliance with obligations under AML/CFT and other financial crime-related legislation.

Since his retirement, Aub has been consulting in both the public and private sectors, not only in Australia but also internationally. He specialises in controls against financial crimes (AML/CFT, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, Modern Slavery and IWT). His international experience includes assignments for the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, the Eurasian Group on Money Laundering, Bank Negara Malaysia, Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia, and the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority.

Aub currently provides financial crime consulting and independent audit services to international and domestic banks, wealth management firms, money service businesses, payment service providers, gambling service businesses, equity crowd-funding businesses, fin-tech businesses, and digital currency exchanges.

Aub is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Australasian Chapter. He is CAMS certified and is a member of the ACAMS teaching faculty. Aub received the prestigious ACAMS AML Professional of the Year Award at the 8th ACAMS International AML and Financial Crime Conference held in Las Vegas in 2009.

Aub is a Fellow of Blockchain Australia and has been member of its Financial Crime Committee since its inception.

Loretta Joseph
LorettaJoseph Consultant Sydney, Australia LinkedIn

Loretta Joseph is a public policy influencer and is globally recognised as a leading authority in digital asset regulation and blockchain technology.

She is a highly dynamic, skilled banking, financial and consulting professional with over 30 years of experience in financial markets and related sectors. She is a life time fellow of the advisory board of the ADCCA (Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association) and holds various advisory positions for multiple tech, biotech and Cybersecurity companies.

Loretta champions the cause for responsible blockchain adoption with governments, Regulators and industry players around the globe. She was the recipient of the prestigious FinTech Australia FinTech Leader of 2017 award, the Female Leader of 2016 award and also the 2016 Alumni Award for Social Impact from Sancta Sophia College at Sydney University.

Andrew Mahoney
AndrewMahoney Consultant London, UK

Andrew Mahoney has over 34 year’s experience as a Scotland Yard detective working on serious, organised crime and counter terrorism with a focus on financial crime matters. Andrew was the Head of the London Regional Asset Recovery Team, Asset Confiscation Enforcement Team and he was also a Senior Officer in the UK National Terrorism Financial Investigation Unit.

He has worked overseas for the UK Government in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa advising on counter terrorism matters. Andrew designed and delivered bespoke in-country AML/CFT training overseas to prosecutors and investigators on behalf of the UK.

Andrew has worked for the FATF, undertaking Mutual Evaluations and as a member of the FATF joint group for the Middle East and Africa assisting countries under review.  He was a member of the National Financial Investigators Working Group in the UK advising on AML policy and fostering legislative change including work on Unexplained Wealth Orders and account freezing orders.

Andrew currently lectures to Scotland Yard detectives, holds an International Diploma in Money Laundering from the University of Manchester in the UK and is a member of the International Compliance Association. He is also an AML/CTF expert to the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.

Alexandre Rodriguez-Vigouroux
AlexandreRodriguez-Vigouroux Consultant Paris, France

Alexandre Rodriguez-Vigouroux is a financial integrity consultant for McDonell-Nadeau. He is an experienced global AML/CFT specialist with extensive knowledge of the FATF Standards and Methodology, including the Mutual Evaluation process, the Follow-Up process and the ICRG process.

Alexandre previously worked at the Canadian Department of Finance where he provided advice on AML/CFT issues and participated in the coordination of the Canada Mutual Evaluation process.

Alexandre also previously worked at the FATF Secretariat as a policy analyst and has been involved in the Mutual Evaluation of Hong Kong, China, numerous follow-up reports and ICRG reviews.

Alexandre holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the École Nationale d’Administration Publique in Quebec, Canada and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Université Laval, also in Quebec, Canada.