Adam Nielsen (Membership Director) is Vice President, Sanctions Manager – U.S. Economic Sanctions Advisory at HSBC Bank, USA. Mr. Nielsen advises lines of business within the bank on sanctions risks across broad geographic and functional areas and directly supports the Wealth and Personal Banking business.
Mr. Nielsen has over a decade of experience serving in various roles related to financial crime and economic sanctions. Most recently he spent 5 years at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence where he routinely briefed senior U.S. Government officials and produced assessments on terrorist financing and threats to the integrity of the international financial system; he previously served as a licensing officer in the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Mr. Nielsen is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno (BA) and American University, School of International Service (MA) where he studied International Economic Relations; he has completed post-graduate work at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) in Belgium and Leipzig University in Germany.