Nick’s Story

Name: Nick Mitchell, Associate Director, Conduct, Financial Crimes, Compliance & Assurance CFCCA

I have over twenty-one years of work experience, which consist of nine years within the financial banking industry.  I recently celebrated my fifth year with the bank, as part of the CFCCA global team, where I work out of Europe and America.  In this role, I review the Second Line of Defence for Assurance regarding control and design effectiveness, in relation to conduct, global policy, AML and regulatory compliance.

What are your key achievements?

Over the years my achievements inside and outside of the industry consist of providing over several hundred academically underprepared and financially challenged students the opportunity to pursue their college degrees.  I am also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.; the first historically Black/African American Greek Fraternity, with members such as Doctor. Martin Luther King Jr, Fredrick Douglas, Thurgood Marshall and many others. Internally, I am part of many working groups designed to build relationships and foster diversity and inclusion within the bank.  Most recently,  along with a group of colleagues, I spearheaded the FCC Talent Development initiative, which is a collaborative partnership between SCB and Higher Education to provide students with an opportunity to learn about Financial Crimes and take part in a mentorship program.

What are some of the challenges you've faced? 

In any process toward progression, one will be met with a number of challenges.  I believe that these challenges or barriers that occur, can be shattered through perseverance and cultivating trusted relationships with others .  These barriers are merely short-term distractions, which emphasizes the importance of staying focus and developing relationships.  In essence of Black History Month, a changemaker that has inspired me to persist, would be civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr.  His ability to be a catalyst in challenging societal norms are still paramount today as it was back then.  He spent most of his life working toward ending employment discrimination and bridging gaps to provide historically disenfranchised groups  equitable access to socioeconomic opportunities.