Names Duncan DeVille EVP Compliance Americas, and Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance

Former Western Union Executive and FinCEN and US DOJ Official to Lead Financial Crime Prevention Efforts

Apr 11, 2022
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SINGAPORE, April 11, 2022 –, the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency platform, has named Duncan DeVille as EVP Compliance Americas, and Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC).

In his role, DeVille will be responsible for continuing to build and mature’s compliance program across the Americas region, including the ongoing maintenance of program documentation, management of regulatory examinations, and the execution of a rigorous internal controls program. He will also oversee’s worldwide anti-money laundering, sanctions, counter-financing of terrorism, consumer protection, and anti-corruption efforts. DeVille is based in Denver and will report to Antonio Alvarez, Chief Compliance Officer at

“I am incredibly excited to take on this role and have the opportunity to apply my own learnings to a burgeoning compliance program,” said DeVille. “I am already impressed by’s commitment to a strong culture of compliance as the company has rapidly expanded and I am looking forward to helping continue to foster that culture.”

DeVille brings significant experience, having led Financial Crimes Compliance efforts from a number of perspectives. He most recently was Global Head of FCC for Western Union, the world’s largest money services business, as well as its international banks, business payments arm, and digital platform. There he built a 2,000-person FCC program and successfully led the company through two court-ordered monitorships, first for money laundering and then for consumer fraud violations, as well as remediating EU, APAC, and India enforcement actions. He also served as a director on nine of the company’s subsidiary boards.

Before joining Western Union, DeVille headed the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the US Department of Treasury. Prior roles also included heading the commercial FCC practice at Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Financial Enforcement Advisor on FCC matters in the US Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs, and Rule of Law Director with the US Department of Defense in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Concurrent with these positions, DeVille has also been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School.

For the first half of his career DeVille was a prosecutor. He was an Assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles with the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Organized Crime Strike Force, leading prosecutions of FCC cases. He also was posted in Moscow and later in Yerevan for the DOJ. Prior to this federal prosecutor position, DeVille worked as a prosecutor at the state level as a Special Assistant Attorney General for Colorado, and prior to that he served as a prosecutor at the city level as a Department District Attorney in Denver.

“Duncan is a proven leader and expert in compliance and financial crimes prevention and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said Antonio Alvarez, Chief Compliance Officer at “Our commitment to compliance is a key pillar for and Duncan’s appointment further solidifies this commitment.”


Founded in 2016, serves over 10 million customers with the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency and financial services platform. is built on a foundation of security, privacy and compliance and is the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have ISO/IEC 27701:2019, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance, and independently assessed at Tier 4, the highest level for both NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Frameworks, as well as Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 compliance.

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