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Gabriele Dunker

Executive Director

Biography

Biography

Gabriele Dunker founded Financial Transparency Advisors in 2015 and is the company’s Executive Director.

For the majority of her professional career, Gabriele has served as legal advisor for international governmental organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Council of Europe (CoE), and the United Nations Office on  Combating Drugs and Crime on projects pertaining to Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). In this capacity, Gabriele has participated in numerous IMF and World Bank led country assessments against the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations on AML/CFT, and has delivered AML/CFT focused technical assistance projects to authorities and governments around the World, including Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Central and Southeast Asia. Gabriele is also a co-author of the Study on Barriers to Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR), which was published by the World Bank in 2011.

Over the years, Gabriele has delivered both regional and national AML/CFT and anti-corruption seminars and workshops. Prior to her work in the area of AML/CFT Gabriele served as a Deputy Counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the UN Oil-for-Food Program (IIC), where she investigated allegations of procurement fraud and corruption of UN officials. Gabriele received a Magistra Iuris from the University of Vienna and an LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University.  She is admitted to practice law in the states of California and New York

Biography

Martin Erhold

Director

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Martin Erhold

Director

Biography

Martin Erhold is a Director at Financial Transparency Advisors and is leading the company’s efforts in the area of regulatory technology.

Prior to joining Financial Transparency Advisors, Martin worked as a legal and policy expert at the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), where he was responsible for coordinating the FMA’s international AML/CFT policy. Martin was also a member of the Austrian delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the MONEYVAL Committee of Experts on AML/CFT at the Council of Europe, and coordinated Austria’s AML/CFT assessment by the Financial Action Task Force in 2015. Martin was a member of the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Money Laundering (EGMLTF) and European Supervisory Authorities’ (ESAs) Sub-committee on Anti-Money Laundering (AMLC) and as such worked on various European guidelines and technical standards. On the national level, Martin was deputy-member of the Austrian AML/CFT Coordination Committee and contributed both to the first national AML/CFT risk assessment and to the drafting of the Financial Markets AML Act, transposing the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Martin received a Magister iuris from the Universtiy of Vienna and a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

Elisabeth Foltyn

Elisabeth Foltyn

Office Management

Elisabeth is FTA’s office manager and supports both FTA directors and FTA advisors in all essential administrative, financial and organizational matters and functions.

Prior to joining FTA, Elisabeth held a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers Vienna, first as assistant to an international partner and then as administrator of the PwC Academy, where she acquired profound knowledge in the fields of office administration and seminar organization. From there she went on to become the personal assistant to the Managing Partner and Head of Administration with Joachim Kappel Management Consultants GmbH, a company focused on executive search on a regional and international scale.

In her early career Elisabeth was in charge of import and export activities with SMEs where she gained substantial know-how in executing export contracts across Central and Eastern Europe.

Elisabeth joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2019.

Izabella Truchan

Izabella Truchan

 

Administrative Assistant

Maya Francis

Maya Francis

 

Interpretation and Translation

Elisabeth Preihs

Elisabeth Preihs

 

 Design and Marketing

Elisabeth Foltyn

Elisabeth Foltyn

 

Office Management

Izabella Truchan

Izabella Truchan

 

Administrative Assistant

Maya Francis

Maya Francis

 

Interpretation and Translation

Elisabeth Preihs

Elisabeth Preihs

 

 Design and Marketing

Elisabeth Foltyn

Elisabeth Foltyn

Office Management

Elisabeth is FTA’s administrative manager and supports both FTA directors and FTA advisors in all essential administrative, financial and organizational matters and functions.

Prior to joining FTA, Elisabeth held a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers Vienna, first as assistant to an international partner and then as administrator of the PwC Academy, where she acquired profound knowledge in the fields of office administration and seminar organization. From there she went on to become the personal assistant to the Managing Partner and Head of Administration with Joachim Kappel Management Consultants GmbH, a company focused on executive search on a regional and international scale.

In her early career Elisabeth was in charge of import and export activities with SMEs where she gained substantial know-how in executing export contracts across Central and Eastern Europe.

Elisabeth joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2019.

Izabella Truchan

Izabella Truchan

 

Administrative Assistant

Maya Francis

Maya Francis

 

Interpretation and Translation

Elisabeth Preihs

Elisabeth Preihs

 

 Design and Marketing

Maud Bökkerink

Maud Bökkerink

Supervision and Financial Sector Expert

Maud is a financial sector expert with over 20 years of experience in AML/CFT. From 2008 until 2017 Maud worked at the Dutch Central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank), where she was the coordinator for AML/CFT and financial sanctions supervision of banks and payment institutions. Before joining the De Nederlandsche Bank, Maud worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an AML/CFT Financial Sector Expert. Earlier she held positions at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, dealing with AML/CFT policy and legislation, the Dutch Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), working as a financial analyst, and in the National Criminal Investigation Service, where she was a financial investigator for financial fraud and money laundering. Maud was also a member of the Dutch delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Maud participated in several FATF and IMF country assessments against the FATF Recommendations, and has delivered AML/CFT technical assistance to authorities and governments in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Currently, Maud is an independent AML/CFT consultant and provides advice and training to financial and non-financial institutions as well as FIUs and supervisory authorities, both in the Netherlands and internationally. She is also a regular speaker on AML/CFT and financial sanctions at international workshops and conferences, and has published several articles on AML/CFT and sanctions related topics.

Maud joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2016.

Lisa Florkowski

Lisa Florkowski

Supervision and Financial Sector Expert

Lisa is a financial sector expert and since 2001 has held several senior management positions in the area of AML/CFT both in the public and in the private sectors.

From 2008 until 2017 held positions as Head of Compliance of the LGT Bank AG  branch in Vienna, Austria and Head of Group Compliance for Raiffeisen Bank International AG , where she implemented the banking groups’ standards for AML/CFT and anti-corruption .

Before joining the private sector Lisa was pivotal in the creation of the Austrian AML/CFT regulatory and supervisory structure both in her roles at the Austrian  Financial Market Authority (FMA) and in the Austrian Ministry of Finance. Lisa was also head of the Austrian delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Lisa participated in FATF country assessments of a number of European countries as an assessor, and provided technical assistance under the umbrella of intergovernmental organizations such as the European Union (EU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Council of Europe (CoE), GAFILAT (FATF Style Regional Body for South America) and the Basel Institute on Governance, delivering projects to authorities, governments, and the private sector in countries in Europe, Latin America, and CIS.

Lisa joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2015.

Paul Heckles

Paul Heckles

Law Enforcement Expert

Paul started his career with H.M. Customs & Excise in London. He spent over sixteen years working in their law enforcement specialisms. This included working on fledgling Drugs Financial Investigation Branch. At H.M. Customs & Excise he inter alia conceived, organised and ran undercover money laundering investigations. Paul also acted as the lead case officer for the United Kingdom in Operation Green Ice; the world’s largest to date international undercover money laundering “sting” operation.

After more than twenty-one years working with H.M. Customs, Paul became Head of Enforcement with the Isle of Man’s Financial Supervision Commission before moving on to be the Commissioner of the financial regulator and Financial Investigation Unit in the Cook Islands. Since 2016 Paul has been employed as an AML/CFT consultant in the Isle of Man’s Cabinet Office. He has undertaken consultancy roles for the governments of Malta, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as well as the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Paul played a leading role in representing the Isle of Man in their recent evaluation by MONEYVAL. He is a trained assessor and has previously been part of the assessment teams of The Gambia and Vanuatu. Paul currently acts as the Isle of Man’s Head of Delegation to MONEYVAL at the Council of Europe.

Paul joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2016.

Miroslava Milenovic

Miroslava Milenovic

Forensic Accountant

Miroslava  is a forensic accounting expert and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with extensive experience in financial investigations. Miroslava has worked for international organizations such as the United Nations office on Combating Drugs (UNODC), Council of Europe (CoE) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). As a leading expert, Miroslava has delivered numerous trainings and provided technical assistance to law enforcement agencies, public prosecutors and judges from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Miroslava is also engaged as a forensic accounting expert and fraud investigator in investigations led by relevant authorities in the Balkans, Europe and the Middle East.

From 2007 to 2015, Miroslava worked for the United States Department of Justice as an advisor and senior forensic accounting expert for the Special Prosecutor for organized crime in Serbia. Until 2017 Miroslava was a member of the Anti-Corruption Agency in Serbia..

Miroslava joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2015.

Marijn Ridderikhof

Marijn Ridderikhof

Supervision and Financial Sector Expert

Marijn is a financial sector expert and for several years served as a senior supervisor at the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB), where he was responsible for the coordination of supervision in the areas of AML/CFT and anti-corruption in the Dutch Caribbean and for the development and implementation of anti-corruption supervision in the Netherlands. In his capacity as senior supervisor, Marijn examined both the global activities of international financial institutions from the Netherlands and the local activities of smaller entities (MVTS, trust & company service providers and casino’s). Marijn also served as policy and legal advisor at the national and EU level.

Marijn was also a member of the Dutch delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and participated as financial expert in the FATF’s country assessment of Australia against the FATF Recommendations  in 2014/15. As an external expert to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) he has participated in several projects in Africa, Asia and Australia.

Throughout his career Marijn has delivered AML/CFT and anti-corruption related technical assistance, training, speeches and presentations in several countries in Europe and the Caribbean. He also was involved as Seconded National Expert at the European Commission (DG Internal Market) for the assessment of the implementation of EU banking and insurance law by candidate member states.

Marijn joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2017.

Jean-Bernard Schmid

Jean-Bernard Schmid

Public Prosecutor - Financial Crime

Jean-Bernard is a financial crime expert and works as a trial lawyer for a reputable law firm based in Geneva. He is the director of the Interpol Foundation for a Safer World (IFSW).From 1998 to end of 2017, Jean-Bernard held an elected office at the judiciary of Geneva, as prosecutor and investigating magistrate, specializing in white collar crime and international criminal proceedings. Together with his Swiss and international colleagues, he worked on large-scale corruption cases, , implying heads of states and high profile kleptocrats. He still works as substitute judge for the penal court of Geneva.

Jean-Bernard participated in numerous conferences and workshops on AML/CFT, mutual legal assistance and asset recovery, notably for the Organisation on Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Office om Drugs and Crime (UNODC),  the World Bank, including its Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), and similar bodies.

He also contributes to the Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM), which aims to help the fine-arts market protect itself from abuse for money laundering purposes.

Jean-Bernard joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2016.

Yehuda Shaffer

Yehuda Shaffer

Public Prosecutor and FIU Expert

Yehuda is a legal and law enforcement expert with 30 years of experience in the investigation and prosecution of financial crime and confiscation of assets. Until 2018, Yehuda served as Israel’s Deputy State Attorney for financial crime. Before that Yehuda founded and headed the Israeli financial intelligence unit (IMPA) and was a prosecutor at the state attorney’s office and a lawyer.

Yehuda also has extensive international experience working with international governmental organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Council of Europe (CoE), and the United Nations Office on  Combating Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on projects pertaining to AML/CFT. In this capacity, Yehuda has participated in numerous IMF and MONEYVAL led country assessments against the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations, and has delivered AML/CFT focused technical assistance projects to authorities and governments around the world.

Yehuda is the author of several articles on AML/CFT and most recently of “Trusts and Money Laundering” published in Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions 4th Ed. Globe Law and Business London 2016, and is a regular speaker at the Cambridge Symposium on Financial Crime and a trainer and speaker in several other training seminars and conferences held by UNODC, CoE, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Basel institute on Governance and others.

Yehuda joined Financial Transparency Advisors in 2017.