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Jean-Paul Duvivier

Director, Investigations & Compliance

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Jean-Paul Duvivier

Mr. Duvivier has over 20 years of experience in the sanctions and anti-money laundering space, including compliance, enforcement, and policy roles in the U.S. Treasury Department and senior positions at major global financial institutions. 

After his studies, Mr. Duvivier worked in client relations and marketing for a British private bank, first in Los Angeles and then in Miami.  In this role he provided offshore financial services and products to high-net-worth individuals.  In 2001, he joined the U.S. Treasury Department, where he engaged with banks, remittance companies, exporters, and other institutions of all sizes on OFAC compliance and enforcement issues in the wake of 9-11, and helped banks in the U.S. and abroad mitigate their sanctions screening and compliance risks, especially with regards to Cuba, terrorism, and narcotic-trafficking sanctions. 

From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Duvivier was assigned as the Deputy OFAC Attaché in Bogota, Colombia where he gathered all-source evidence and intelligence in targeting and investigating narco-terrorist individuals and entities for sanctions list designations.  While in Colombia, Mr. Duvivier also conducted research and supported U.S. and local law enforcement operations to sanction and disrupt financial crime networks in Peru, Panama, and Ecuador. 

As a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Duvivier designed and launched initiatives to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in South Asia and coordinated with the State Department, Homeland Security bureaus, and other agencies to implement sanctions policies on Iran and North Korea.  He served as the U.S. Treasury’s Deputy Attaché in Beijing, China from 2008 to 2010 and represented the U.S. Treasury for three years at the U.S.-European Command (EUCOM) in Germany where he coordinated interagency efforts to investigate and sanction terrorist and organized crime targets in Turkey and across the Balkans. 

After serving 12 years at the U.S. Treasury Department, Mr. Duvivier returned to the private sector.  In 2013 he joined PwC’s Risk and Regulatory practice where he advised banks on KYC policies, Russia sanctions, and other financial crime risks.  Mr. Duvivier then directed sanctions compliance for a New York-based bank and later joined Deutsche Bank in 2017.  At Deutsche Bank Mr. Duvivier set up a unit to help manage the bank’s terrorist and proliferation financing risks.  His team conducted global and regional risk assessments, improved the bank’s KYC and customer due diligence standards, and enhanced transaction monitoring scenarios.  In his most recent banking role, Mr. Duvivier directed sanctions detection operations for an Australian bank – focusing on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of sanctions screening platforms and intelligence tools.

Mr. Duvivier received his MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns’ Hopkins University–SAIS and his BA from Connecticut College.  He speaks Spanish and French and is originally from New York.