Maria Vahos
Maria Vahos

Maria Alejandra Vahos

Business Development Manager

Maria Alejandra Vahos is a Business Development Manager in the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice, based in Bogota, Colombia and reporting to the Washington D.C. office. Maria Alejandra has more than five years of experience on assisting clients in the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean to prevent, detect and mitigate risks. She has been linked to Kroll’s Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice since November 2018, first as an independent consultant for the Miami office and then as an associate manager reporting to the Miami office.

Maria Alejandra has experience as research and analyst in integrity audits, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) reviews, corruption investigations, litigation support, country risk analysis and implementation of compliance consulting strategies in companies in Central America, the Andean zone, the Caribbean and Florida. In addition to leading due diligence processes in the U.S. and Latin America for companies interested in investing in new markets and seeking to mitigate potential reputational risks.

Before joining Kroll, Maria Alejandra worked as a strategic communicator in social mobilization, culture and education projects. She was also a developer of audiovisual projects and producer of feature films, short films and documentary series with a social and humanitarian focus.

Maria Alejandra is a Ph.D. candidate in social sciences from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain. She also holds a Master in International Relations from the International University of Andalusia, where she participated as an intern in the Planning and Evaluation Unit of the Andalusian Agency of International Cooperation for Development (Agencia Andaluza de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) in Sevilla. Additionally, she is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and a Social Communitator – Journalist from the Universidad del Valle, Colombia.



  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) 
  • Ph.D. candidate in Social Sciences at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain.
  • Master's Degree in International Relations at the International University of Andalusia, Spain.
  • Social Communicator – Journalist at Universidad del Valle.

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Compliance Risk and Diligence

Compliance Risk and Diligence

Complying with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption regulations.

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