German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
BMZ is responsible for German development policy within the Federal Government. The framework for its actions are provided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. In the fight against illicit financial flows, BMZ is pursuing a holistic approach that focuses on prevention, financial investigation and asset recovery. To this end, BMZ is committed to formulating and implementing international standards in a development-oriented way and strengthening the capacities of global, regional and national partners in the fight against financial crime.
Represented by Mr Daniel Alker, Deputy Head of Division and Senior Policy Officer for Combating Illicit Financial Flows, Division G12 (Governance)
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays an essential role in the global fight against illicit financial flows. Norway collaborates closely with international organizations, supports development initiatives, and advocates for transparency and anti-corruption measures. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognizes the need for a multi-pronged approach, including national efforts focused on transparency and robust tax systems, inclusive international cooperation to effectively close loopholes and fight secrecy, and an unyielding pursuit of justice to combat financial crime. Norway's commitment to addressing illicit financial flows underscores its dedication to promoting a fair and accountable international financial system.
Represented by Mr Daniel Gimenez, Senior Policy Advisor
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has extensive reach and specialized expertise in drugs, crime, and terrorism prevention, as well as a high commitment to sustainable development. UNODC serves as one of the custodian agencies for SDG Indicator 16.4.1. and has undertaken a series of coordinated actions to develop a conceptual framework for the statistical measurement of illicit financial flows. It assists member states in implementing legal frameworks and policies to combat illicit activities, provides technical assistance to enhance law enforcement and financial intelligence capabilities, and promotes international cooperation through conventions such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
Director of Policy and Research of GIABA
Mr Umaru is a recognized expert in AML/CFT and financial crimes, with over 25 years of experience in operational and policy development. He leads the conduct of research and policy for GIABA, a specialised institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the FATF-Style Regional Body for West Africa. Through a collaborative approach, GIABA evaluates the compliance of its 16 member States with the FATF AML/CFT/PF standards, monitors ML/TF/PF risks through risk assessments and conducts Typologies and other research studies. GIABA also provides technical assistance, capacity-building, and policy guidance to its members to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism regimes.
Professor Slagjana Taseva
Chair of Transparency International North Macedonia
Professor Slagjana Taseva specializes in issues of money laundering, financial crime and corruption. She has contributed her expertise to different government agencies as well as national and international organizations, where she was a senior expert for the European Union Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) and USAID programs. Besides her remarkable professional career, she founded the NGO Transparency International Macedonia in 2001 and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Anticorruption Academy.
Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group
Alan Ketley was appointed the first full-time Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group in October 2021. The Wolfsberg Group is an association of twelve global banks that aims to develop frameworks and guidance for managing financial crime risks. Before joining the Wolfsberg Group, Alan spent 40 years working for six major global banks and was based in the United Kingdom and New York. His 40 years of experience in banking were split almost equally between business and compliance.
Louis de Koker
Professor of Law at La Trobe University
Louis de Koker is a Professor of Law at La Trobe Law School and a member of the La Trobe LawTech research group. His research primarily focuses on financial profiling data and the delicate balance between financial inclusion and anti-money laundering, particularly within the realm of Fintech. De Koker's expertise has led to collaborations with notable institutions such as the World Bank, AusAID, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and the Financial Integrity Working Group of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).