Katherine Sikora Nelson


Strategic Advisor

Boston RegTech


Ms. Katherine Sikora Nelson is a senior executive, transformational thought leader, and compliance counsel with focus on regulatory risk, corporate governance, risk management, conflict of interest, internal investigations, due diligence, vendor oversight, innovation and FinTech. Ms. Nelson has a distinguished industry tenure, bringing over two decades of domestic and international experience with global financial institutions, including the Bank of New York Mellon, Citigroup, KPMG LLP and Fidelity Investments. Most recently, Ms. Nelson has been serving as Strategic Advisor with Boston RegTech Meetup. She has been recognized in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption, Economic Sanctions, Derivatives, Collateral Management, Tri-Party Repo and Custody. Ms. Nelson is a solution-maker, counsel with a proven track record of implementing complex regulatory reforms, remediating deficiencies, and designing operational strategies to foster business innovation and transformation, all while managing regulatory risk and global strategy as a chief liaison with Regulators in the U.S., the U.K., and across the European Union. Ms. Nelson has been an active member of SIFMA and remains a frequent speaker at industry conferences. She served as a Director of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, and as the Senior Chair of the International Law Section at the Boston Bar Association. Ms. Nelson also dedicated over fifteen years to serve as an executive member of the Advancement Council at The Fletcher School of Law, with focus on fund-raising efforts to benefit students’ tuition affordability and merit scholarships. Ms. Nelson holds LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law from The Boston University School of Law, FinTech Certificate from Harvard Business School, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Master of Arts in International Relations from The University of Notre Dame, and Master of Laws degree from The Jagiellonian University School of Law.


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