Roderick Schwarz, CPAML, CAMS

Roderick Schwarz, CAMS – Partner and Director
Rob Schwarz - CAMSMr. Schwarz is a partner and Director at CSMB Panama, which forms part of the CSMB Group, and a Senior Consultant for CSMB International, the Group’s U.S. based headquarters. Roderick is a seasoned attorney with over 16 years of professional experience, and a graduate of the Banking Program from the Universidad de Simón Bolivar in Venezuela. He leads the Panamá firm’s product development initiatives and development of CSMB’s Risk Assessment Methodology (the CSMB RASS Methodology.)


Mr. Schwarz is CPAML Certified by FIBA, as well as CAMS Certified, and has held several senior management positions in financial institutions in Venezuela, both in domestic and international entities; among the positions he held, he was the Compliance Officer for the Venezuela Branch of Citibank, N.A., as well as in other important Venezuelan financial institutions.

Mr. Schwarz has also served as a professor in banking subject matter and has co-authored the book “Riesgos y Retos de la Banca en Venezuela” (Risks and Challenges of Venezuelan Banking), receiving academic recognition for his investigative work in the subject. He is a facilitator and a frequent guest speaker at national and international conferences and events related to anti-money laundering and terrorism financing, and a member of the FIBA speaker faculty.

Mr. Schwarz is also the founder and general director of Schwarz Romero & Asociados, C.A., a company of the CSMB Group, dedicated to consulting services and a leader in anti-money laundering consulting services.

 Mr. Schwarz is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.