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Roberto Sayavedra

  • Senior Director
  • T: +507 297 3450
  • F: +507 297 3455
    • 50th Street and 55th East Street
    • Building Torre Dresdner Bank, 4th floor
    • Panama City
    • Panama
    • T: +507 297 3450
    • F: +507 297 3455

Roberto Sayavedra is a Senior Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice at FTI Consulting in its Panama City office. Mr. Sayavedra is a specialist with international experience in the subject of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (“AML/CFT”).

Mr. Sayaedra has extensive AML/CFT experience, having worked at the Panama City offices of Citibank, N.A. as its AML Compliance Officer, leading its efforts in this department.

Additionally, Mr. Sayavedra has worked for the Panamanian firm of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, one of the largest in the country, as a Compliance Officer in its offshore practice. His duties include responsibility for creating, monitoring and auditing internal control processes as well as analyzing and assessing client, product, and regulatory risks in different jurisdictions.

Since he started at FTI Consulting, Mr. Sayavedra has worked on AML/CFT and Due Diligence projects for various banks in Panama. His work has included the review and correct implementation of AML compliance procedures and the investigation of potential high risk clients.

On a regional level, Mr. Sayavedra has led the evaluation of internal AML/CFT procedures in three large Venezuelan banks as part of a purchase transaction by an international economic consortium.

With regards to his experience in the banking sector, Mr. Sayavedra led a series of internal forensic investigations for the presentation of Suspicious Activity Reports to the senior management of clients and to the Financial Analysis Unit.

During his career he has participated in various international symposia, conferences, and AML/CFT compliance courses. Mr. Sayavedra has actively participated in various conferences on this subject, such as those organized in 2010 by ACAMS and the Panamanian Banking Association, which has allowed him to maintain excellent links with the main regulatory bodies in the region.

Mr. Sayavedra has a B.S. in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and a M.A. in Banking and Finance from Pan-American University. He is a member of both the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Mr. Sayavedra is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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