Warren Ryan

Warren Ryan is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Europe, Africa, and Western Hemisphere in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC).  He is responsible for directing strategies and engaging with partners to disrupt the financing of threats to national security and to protect the international financial system from abuse by illicit actors.  In this role, Mr. Ryan oversees three Directorates that cover: Europe, Russia, the Caucuses, and Central Asia; the African continent; and North, Central, and South America.  

Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Ryan served two detail assignments directly supporting Treasury leadership, including Secretary Yellen, Deputy Secretary Adeyemo, and Chief of Staff Nisanci on national security and international affairs matters.  He previously served as Director for Europe & Eurasia in TFFC, where he led a team focused on formulating and coordinating comprehensive anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and countering the financing of proliferation (AML/CFT/CPF) policies and strategies that leverage the Treasury Department’s tools and authorities to target national security and foreign policy threats across Europe, Russia, the Caucuses, and Central Asia.  

He joined TFFC in 2015 as a Policy Advisor, where he covered a range of systemically-focused issues to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, WMD proliferation financing, and other threats to the domestic and international financial systems.  In this role, he served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), where, among other things, he helped secure revisions to the FATF’s global proliferation financing standards; served as the lead U.S. expert for the FATF’s review of Iran as a jurisdiction with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies; and was as an expert assessor on the FATF’s 2020 Mutual Evaluation of the United Arab Emirates.

His prior federal experience includes serving as the Deputy Spokesperson for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and as a Program Officer with the United States Agency for International Development, where he served at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.  He holds a B.S. and an M.S. from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he was a graduate teaching assistant to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.