ICE Homeland Security Investigations
Raymond Villanueva is the Director for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Office of International Operations. In this position, Mr. Villanueva is responsible for a budget of more than $160 million and the operational oversight of 66 offices in 49 countries and 8 Department of Defense liaison officers with over 400 personnel. Mr. Villanueva has more than 23 years of law enforcement experience.
Mr. Villanueva began his law enforcement career in 1994 as a Police Officer with the Puerto Rico Police Department where he served in numerous positions to include the U.S. Customs Service Task Force, Office of the Special Agent in Charge San Juan.
Since joining Immigration and Customs Enforcement, HSI, Mr. Villanueva has served in numerous leadership positions ranging from Group Supervisor for the Financial Crimes/Asset Forfeiture and Removal Group at HSI Buffalo, NY, Section Chief for the Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit in Washington, DC, Unit Chief for the Trade Transparency Unit (TTU) in Washington, DC, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the HSI San Juan, PR and most recently as the Deputy Director for HSI International Operations.
Mr. Villanueva possesses academic degrees in criminal justice and accounting and is a member of the Senior Executive Service.