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George Walz

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, BMO Financial Group

George Walz is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at BMO Financial Corp. As Chief Compliance Officer, George is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, oversight and performance of BMO’s U.S. compliance program.


Prior to joining BMO in 2014, George was Vice President and Head of the Office of Risk and the Office of Regulatory Programs at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington DC. He oversaw FINRA’s risk management function and the development of regulatory programs used by FINRA in its risk based examination programs of business conduct, financial risks and market conduct areas covering U.S. securities regulations.


George has served as a technical expert on risk based supervision of financial intermediaries for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on projects with regulators to strengthen risk based supervision in countries in Latin America and Africa.


George graduated in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago.

Roles at BMO Harris Bank

  • Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, BMO Financial Group

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