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6 - 7 December 2021
Hotel ArtsBarcelona

Sean McHugh
Head of International Compliance and Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific at Goldman Sachs


Sean is head of International Compliance and head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. He is co-chair of the Asia Pacific Conduct and Operational Risk Committee and a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee and Asia Pacific Suitability Committee. Sean also serves as an observer on numerous committees, including the Firmwide New Activity Committee and Regional New Activity Committee Asia Pacific.

Sean joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as a vice president. He served as co-head of Equities Compliance in the Americas as well as global head of Global Securities Services Compliance before relocating to Asia. 

Prior to assuming his current role, Sean was Asia head of Securities Division Compliance and co-head of Compliance for the Tokyo office. He was named managing director in 2005 and partner in 2016.

Prior to joining the firm, Sean was a director and first vice president at Salomon Smith Barney, a senior consultant in the Compliance Department of Fidelity Investments in Boston and a regulator at FINRA in New York.

Sean is actively involved in his alma mater, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, serving as co-chair of his alumni class. 

Sean earned a BA in Economics from Holy Cross in 1989 and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University in 1993.

Agenda Sessions

  • Boardroom discussion: Compliance and Risk across the board

  • Panel discussion: The Digital Transformation Imperative