EXIGER, a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm, has appointed John Melican as managing director.

A seasoned anti-money laundering and compliance professional, Melican joins EXIGER from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Most recently, he was head of anti-money laundering, sanctions and anti-corruption compliance for the Americas. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s anti-corruption and international sanction initiatives.

Prior to this, Melican was vice president, compliance and ethics, at American Express Travel, where he was the chief compliance officer responsible for both the prepaid and foreign exchange service divisions.