Scott Rembrandt is the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Strategic Policy. DAS Rembrandt manages offices that develop and implement domestic and international anti-money laundering/counter-financing of terrorism/countering the financing of proliferation (AML/CFT/CPF) strategic initiatives. Since 2018, DAS Rembrandt has served as the U.S. Head of Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force, the international standard setter for combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing. He assumed this role under the U.S. Presidency of the FATF in 2018 and helped lead efforts at the FATF to deliver on key U.S. FATF presidential initiatives on terrorist financing, virtual assets, proliferation financing, and strengthening the mandate and funding of the FATF.
DAS Rembrandt oversees TFFC’s work related to counter-terrorist financing, anti-corruption efforts, beneficial ownership, charitable giving, customer due diligence, cybersecurity, data protection, derisking, human trafficking, information-sharing, innovation, kidnapping for ransom, the national illicit finance strategy and risk assessments, transnational organized crime, proliferation financing, and virtual assets. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, he served as a corporate lawyer in New York and before that was the Director of Research at a Washington-based think tank focused on East Asia. Scott was also a consultant in China and the Business Manager, Chief Country Officer Group – Asia for a global bank.
Scott holds a J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law, a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.