Circle, a global financial technology firm, announced the appointment of Mandeep Walia as chief compliance and risk officer.

Walia joins Circle from Novi, Facebook’s digital wallet, where he was chief compliance officer and head of enterprise risk management. Prior to Novi, Walia served as chief compliance and risk officer for LendUp and as a senior director of global risk and compliance for PayPal, among senior leadership roles in other global financial institutions.

Walia’s appointment as Circle’s chief compliance and risk officer will continue to enhance the company’s approach and commitment to financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and other financial integrity activities, the company stated. His appointment follows that of other key executives, including Jeremy Fox-Geen as Circle’s incoming chief financial officer and Dante Disparte as chief strategy officer and head of global policy.