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In his address to the IIEA, Executive Director Wainwright discussed how operational outcomes and resulting insights gained from this endeavour have been brought to bear in the much more regulated, but not necessarily more effective, domain of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF). The Executive Director analysed how these developments are emblematic of the wider challenges facing law enforcement in a globalised, tech-enabled world.


About the Speaker:

Rob Wainwright was appointed the Executive Director of Europol in 2009. Mr Wainwright led the establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 and the European Counter Terrorism Centre in 2016. He is one of the EU’s leading executives on security issues and leads many public-private partnership initiatives, including through the World Economic Forum on cyber issues and the Institute of International Finance on efforts to improve the global anti-money laundering regime. Mr Wainwright occupied several positions in the UK’s intelligence and law enforcement communities, including the post of Director International of the Serious Organised Crime Agency between 2006 and 2009.