Dr. Michelle Frasher, PhD, CAMS

CEO & Principal Frasher Risk Advisory LLC

An academic-turned-practitioner, Dr. Frasher brings over 20 years subject matter expertise in geopolitics, finance, terrorism, illicit flows, and data privacy with experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams to build AML/CFT and Sanctions compliance products and services for a global clientele.

She is a leading expert on the intersection of financial crime compliance and data privacy and protection. An experienced international speaker and author, her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, American Banker, CoinDesk’s Consensus, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), ACAMS Moneylaundering.com, AML Intelligence, and SWIFT’s Sibos. Frasher’s SWIFT Institute work on US-EU FCC and DPP risks for multinationals; transaction monitoring data methodology with frameworks for multijurisdictional and line of business enterprise risk calibration; and data schema for public-private partnerships – all presented practical solutions for strategic and entity-level data exchange in line with DPP and FCC law and requirements.

In her corporate career, Frasher served in key leadership positions at LexisNexis Risk Solutions as Director of Global Content for WorldCompliance, and Sr. Director of Financial Crime Practice at Moody’s Analytics, where she led privacy program implementation, regulatory analysis and engagement, data and platform product development, and client consultations on compliance best practices across multiple business lines and sectors.

She is currently an independent consultant, an expert with the EU AML/CFT Global Facility and Oxford Analytica, Co-Chair of the Data Privacy Experts Group of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime, and a standing member of the Privacy Research Group at the NYU School of Law.

Frasher earned a PhD in history from Texas A&M University, holds multiple MA and BA degrees in political science, history, and foreign languages, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. In 2014, she was Fulbright-Schuman Scholar to Belgium and Malta (sponsored by the US State Department and European Commission) on US-EU financial data sharing for counter-terrorism cooperation.