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Ex-FATF Chief Lewis joins Kroll; says he is looking forward to taking ‘effective action against money laundering’ in new role

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

Former Executive Secretary of FATF David Lewis has joined Kroll as managing director of Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, it has been announced today. 

In a statement, Kroll said Lewis would have an “international remit”, and would be “further expanding Kroll’s anti-money laundering (AML) advisory services to help governments and financial institutions around the world effectively detect and prevent money laundering”. 

Corporate investigations and risk consulting firm Kroll emphasised its combination of “global investigation, intelligence, technology-driven analytics and risk advisory services” with Lewis’ experience providing “governments and financial institutions with the practical applications and insight needed to successfully tackle money laundering and terrorist financing”. 

Speaking today, Lewis said he was looking forward to working with new colleagues and leveraging “in-house capabilities and experience to take effective action against money laundering” and providing “practical advice to countries that require independent support to fight financial crime”. 

Lewis added that Kroll’s “long history of working at the sharp end with governments and financial institutions around the world”, as well as its work in “emerging and frontier markets” was a “key attraction” following his departure from FATF. 

Tom Everett-Heath, Global Head of Kroll’s Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice said Lewis had been “instrumental in driving the global fight against money laundering”, having “consistently promoted an intelligence-led approach”. 

“His stance perfectly complements Kroll’s professional expertise and experience in advising clients in this field”, he added. 

“David’s insight and leadership will further strengthen [Kroll’s] advisory capabilities, enabling us to provide clients with a leading edge in the global fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism”, said Everett-Heath. 

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