Mezu, a mobile payments app provider, has promoted Luis Trujillo to the newly created role of chief compliance and risk officer. He will report directly to Mezu’s board of directors.

In this new role, Trujillo will be responsible for furthering Mezu’s U.S. compliance and risk program, as well as expanding the company’s presence internationally. 

Since he joined Mezu in 2017, Trujillo has been instrumental in establishing the company’s anti-money laundering compliance and fraud prevention program, which includes real-time, state-of-the-art identity verification, including biometrics technology, real-time transaction monitoring systems, and real-time Know Your Customer (KYC) for streamlined customer onboarding, as well as establishing licenses and registrations for company in the United States and Canada.

Trujillo has over a decade of experience in the payments industry and previously held senior leadership roles in a number of FinTech companies and consulting firms. He is a former government regulator and member of the Money Transmitters Regulatory Association, where he collaborated with federal and state regulatory agencies, working closely on the supervision of FinTech, money transmission, and payments companies.