Our Professionals

Omar Magana, CAMS Managing Director - Federal Compliance

Omar Magana, CAMS, serves as the Managing Director of the Fintech Compliance team at Ankura (previously Chartwell), and is a subject matter expert in anti-money laundering, OFAC, as well as other regulatory requirements specific to financial services. Omar offers clients the benefit of a veteran compliance officer with over 20 years of professional experience in compliance, risk management and implementing new surveillance technologies to minimize risk in financial services

Prior to joining Chartwell, Omar worked in the Money Services Business industry and in private banking with a proven track record in developing programs, building international and domestic AML programs; as well as leading anti-bribery and corruption programs.

During his time as a consultant, Omar has led and participated in various engagements for fintech and traditional financial services including AML Independent reviews, development of policies and procedures, risk assessments, operational improvements, and assessing compliance implications for new products and services for startups. He has also played key roles in building and enhancing the backend processes of AML systems designed to assist in customer onboarding, monitoring and reporting functions; and in the development of government sanctions programs.

Omar has a BA in Marketing from California State University of Northridge. He is fluent in Spanish and is CAMS certified.

Outside of the office, he keeps an active and balanced lifestyle competing in Ironman races, learning history, and donating his time to masonic charities that support academic and athletic organizations.