Henry Balani wears two hats. He is a financial services executive with over 30 years of experience in the regulatory technology and consulting industries. In his current role as global head of Industry and Regulatory Affairs, he oversees relationships with industry analysts and regulatory agencies with a focus on raising Encompass’ profile as a leader in addressing financial crime through regulatory technology (RegTech) solutions.
Balani speaks at major regulatory compliance conferences globally. He has advised U.S. government agencies on the operational impact of AML and OFAC regulations in the financial services industry, as well as acted as a consultant to several international government agencies including the IMF, FATF and the World Bank.
In his capacity as an academic, Balani lectures on international management, strategy and economics. He publishes research related to the impact of AML penalties and regulations on banking sector valuations in the U.S. and Europe. Balani holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.