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James H. Freis, Jr.

Co-founder and Chairman, CRINDATA LLC
CRINDATA LLC

James H. Freis, Jr. has pursued a career dedicated to promoting the integrity of the global financial markets, building unique new capabilities grounded in good governance, driven by data, and informed by an international perspective. He founded Market Integrity Solutions in 2020 to further good governance and better understanding of financial services regulation through advisory services to senior executives and boards of directors.  In 2021, he co-founded and launched CRINDATA, providing risk management solutions for increasing outsourcing dependencies upon third party service providers.

Mr Freis's career as an attorney began at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  He served from 1999 to 2005 at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, supporting the harmonisation of international financial standards and the investment of central bank monetary reserves. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Freis was Director (CEO) of the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the lead U.S. Government official for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing requirements, and head of the country's financial intelligence unit (FIU). From 2014 through 2020 he was Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and Group Anti-Money Laundering Officer for the Deutsche Börse Group in Frankfurt, Germany, responsible for overseeing regulatory requirements and engaging with financial supervisors for Group entities on a global basis for this provider of financial market infrastructures. In June 2020 he joined the management board of Wirecard with the aim to professionalize and oversee its global regulated business. Within his first day, he exposed internal fraud, was promoted to CEO, and then initiated a global restructuring. Mr Freis is a graduate of Georgetown University, earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

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