Howard R. Fields is Chief Compliance Officer, EVP at Mastercard. In this role, he manages the global compliance team responsible for the Enterprise ethics and compliance programs including Business Conduct and Ethics, Anti-Corruption, Anti- Money Laundering (AML) and Economic Sanctions.
He also oversees the internal investigations of employee fraud and misconduct related to violation of law and company policy. Howard previously served as Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Global AML and Sanctions Officer at Mastercard.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Fields was with GE Capital for twelve years in various senior compliance officer roles, including Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for both GE Capital Solutions and GE Capital America, AML Counsel, and Compliance Leader – Financial Crimes Compliance Group. Previously, Mr. Fields practiced White Collar Criminal defense for Wiggin & Dana, LLP. Prior to that he was an Enforcement Attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.
Mr. Fields is a certified anti-money laundering professional under ACAMS and is currently serving as an advisory board member of the organization.
Mr. Fields graduated with a Juris Doctor from Pace School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He is a member of the bar for the 2nd District, New York State, and Connecticut.