Team

Meet our team

Led by Karla Valdés and Ernesto Gómez Gallardo, who together have four decades of experience in various entities of the financial sector in global corporations, with proper expertise in the areas of Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Financial Crime and Corporate Governance.

Karla Valdés

Partner

Karla co-founded Miranda Compliance in January 2021. She has 25 years of experience in the financial sector. Karla was Chief Compliance Officer at Credit Suisse Mexico, where she oversaw a team responsible for compliance in the Investment Banking, Private Banking, Fixed Income, Equities and Asset Management areas, as well as Financial Crime Compliance for all legal entities at Credit Suisse Mexico. She previously worked 18 years at HSBC in a variety of roles in Mexico and LatAm, including in combating financial crime and money laundering where among other responsibilities, she managed complex cases such as Odebrecht, corruption networks and shell companies. Karla is a Chartered Accountant graduated from ULSA, holds an MBA from Universidad Anahuac, as well as an international Certification of Money Laundering Prevention (CAMS) and specialization in Blockchain from MIT.

Karla Valdés

Partner

Karla co-founded Miranda Compliance in January 2021. She has 25 years of experience in the financial sector. Karla was Chief Compliance Officer at Credit Suisse Mexico, where she oversaw a team responsible for compliance in the Investment Banking, Private Banking, Fixed Income, Equities and Asset Management areas, as well as Financial Crime Compliance for all legal entities at Credit Suisse Mexico. She previously worked 18 years at HSBC in a variety of roles in Mexico and LatAm, including in combating financial crime and money laundering where among other responsibilities, she managed complex cases such as Odebrecht, corruption networks and shell companies. Karla is a Chartered Accountant graduated from ULSA, holds an MBA from Universidad Anahuac, as well as an international Certification of Money Laundering Prevention (CAMS) and specialization in Blockchain from MIT.

Ernesto Gómez Gallardo

Partner

Ernesto co-founded Miranda Compliance in January 2021. He is a legal, compliance and internal controls professional with more than 15 years of experience. Ernesto was most recently SVP and Head of corporate governance at Citibanamex (Citi subsidiary in Mexico) where he provided leadership, coordination and oversight of governance framework design and execution strategies for the financial group. During his time at Citibanamex he participated in several regulatory matters and also certain internal investigations in very relevant cases. Before that he ran Compliance for Latin American and the Caribbean for Marsh at Marsh & McLennan, the largest insurance brokerage in the world. Ernesto has a legal background, and prior to his roles in compliance and governance was Chief Counsel at BNY Mellon in Mexico where he also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors. He started his career working for prestigious legal firms in Mexico City. He is also certified in COSO Framework for internal control in organizations.

Ernesto Gómex Gallardo

Partner

Ernesto co-founded Miranda Compliance in January 2021. He is a legal, compliance and internal controls professional with more than 15 years of experience. Ernesto was most recently SVP and Head of corporate governance at Citibanamex (Citi subsidiary in Mexico) where he provided leadership, coordination and oversight of governance framework design and execution strategies for the financial group. During his time at Citibanamex he participated in several regulatory matters and also certain internal investigations in very relevant cases. Before that he ran Compliance for Latin American and the Caribbean for Marsh at Marsh & McLennan, the largest insurance brokerage in the world. Ernesto has a legal background, and prior to his roles in compliance and governance was Chief Counsel at BNY Mellon in Mexico where he also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors. He started his career working for prestigious legal firms in Mexico City. He is also certified in COSO Framework for internal control in organizations.

Damian Fraser

Partner

Damian founded Miranda Partners in 2018; he was Mexico Country Manager of UBS from 2001 to 2018, where he oversaw the 180-person local Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Equity businesses. Previously he ran UBS’s Latin American Equity division, worked as Head of UBS LatAm Equity Research, and was “Number One” ranked LatAm “Institutional Investor” equity analyst for Strategy for multiple years. Prior to banking, Damian was a journalist at The Economist (economics correspondent), and at the Financial Times (Mexico bureau chief). He holds a CFA, an MPA from Harvard University, and BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Damian Fraser

Partner

Damian founded Miranda Partners in 2018; he was Mexico Country Manager of UBS from 2001 to 2018, where he oversaw the 180-person local Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Equity businesses. Previously he ran UBS’s Latin American Equity division, worked as Head of UBS LatAm Equity Research, and was “Number One” ranked LatAm “Institutional Investor” equity analyst for Strategy for multiple years. Prior to banking, Damian was a journalist at The Economist (economics correspondent), and at the Financial Times (Mexico bureau chief). He holds a CFA, an MPA from Harvard University, and BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Join our team!

We’re always looking for new talent, please contact us to join the team.