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NEWS: Head of France’s FIU (TRACFIN) to speak at ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2023’ in Dublin on May 25, it’s revealed

SPEAKER: Guillaume Vallette-Valla, Head of TRACFIN, is to speak at the European AFC Summit in Dublin next month, it was announced today.

THE HEAD of France’s Financial Intelligence Unit, TRACFIN is to speak at the ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2023’ in Dublin next month, it was revealed today. (Thursday).

Guillaume Vallette-Valla who has been in charge of TRACFIN since January 2022 joins a stellar line-up of global Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) leaders for the May 25 Summit.

Meanwhile, the Head of Ireland’s FIU Det Chief Supt Pat Lordan will speak at the conference on the issue of ‘Insider Threats’ from within the banking and fintech industries. It follows a number of arrests of suspects within the financial services industry. Det Chief Supt Lordan is also commander of the Irish National Police (An Garda Siochana, AGS) National Economic Crime Bureau.

Mr Vallette-Valla was appointed Head of the FIU by Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and was previously Referendum Advisor and Deputy Secretary General of the Court of Auditors.

A graduate of the IEP in Paris, Mr Vallette-Valla also holds a master’s degree in law, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, a degree in philosophy and a certificate of aptitude for the profession of law.

Upon leaving the National School of the Judiciary, he was first appointed deputy public prosecutor at the Bobigny High Court (2007-2010) before being assigned as deputy to the management of business in the Department of Criminal Affairs and Pardons of the Ministry of Justice (2010-2012). He then became adviser to the office of the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister, in charge of Relations with Parliament between 2012 and 2014.

In 2014, he was appointed Secretary General of the High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP). He was also appointed general rapporteur for the report submitted in January 2015 on the exemplarity of public officials “Rebuilding public trust”.

He succeeded Maryvonne Le Brignonen as head of the French FIU.

Meanwhile, Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe is to deliver the opening address at the ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit’ on May 25 at the RDS Convention Centre in central Dublin. Mr Donohoe – who is Ireland’s Minister for Public Expenditure – was re-elected Eurogroup President earlier this year.

The Eurogroup is the influential college of EU finance ministers from eurozone countries.

“I am looking forward to delivering the opening address at the ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit’ in May and also to hearing about the major issues in this whole area from the attendees and speakers,” Mr Donohoe said.

One of the headline speakers meanwhile is Dr Marcus Pleyer, former president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and one of Europe’s leading AFC voices.

Dr Pleyer is Deputy Director General at the German Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium).

AML Intelligence also announced today Suzanne Gunn, Director of Criminal Enforcement and a senior member of the management team at the Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) is speaking at the summit. Suzanne leads a multi-disciplinary team comprising members of An Garda Síochána (Ireland’s National Police), forensic accountants, and civil servants.  

Other leading figures set to address the summer AFC summit, which is being held in-person, are:

  • Michael McGrath TD, Minister for Finance, Ireland
  • Dr Marcus Pleyer, Deputy DG, German Finance Ministry and former President, FATF
  • Billy Kelleher, MEP
  • Juraj Novocký, European Prosecutor
  • Claude Bocqueraz, Deputy Head, Financial Crime Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Karyn Kenny, Prosecutor, US Department of Justice, AML and Metaverse SME
  • Seána Cunningham, Director of Enforcement and Anti-Money Laundering, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Tracy Mortenson, President, AML RightSource
  • Kevin Kerl, EVP, AML RightSource
  • Joerg Schmitt, Investigations Editor, Suddeutsche Zeitung (media group behind Paradise, Panama and Pandora Papers as well as Credit Suisse Secrets)
  • Suzanne Gunn, Director of Criminal Enforcement, Corporate Enforcement Authority
  • Brian McKenzie, Head of Financial Crime & MLRO, AIB Bank
  • Federica Taccogna, MD, Interpath
  • Siobhan Ivers, Director of Global Compliance at Etsy
  • Michael Kavanagh, CEO of the Compliance Institute
  • Kim Manchester, MD, ManchesterCF
  • Det Chief Supt Pat Lordan, Commander, Garda Economic Crime Bureau
  • Assistant Commissioner (rtd) John O’Driscoll, police officer who led operation to sanction the ‘Kinahan Cartel.’

More leading speakers from banking, financial services industry, regulators and EU and UK policy are to be announced over the coming days.

The summit is to be held in the splendid surroundings of the RDS, Dublin – one of Ireland’s most prestigious convention venues.

“We’re delighted to have AML RightSource and Interpath Advisory as our key partners in the ‘European AFC Summit,” said AML Intelligence MD James Treacy.

“Both are global leaders in the AFC sector and we really look forward to the contribution of their teams on the day,” said James.

“We are also thrilled to have ManchesterCF Financial Intelligence as our official international training partner,” James added.

The European AFC Summit is set to hear from global leaders on the challenges facing the sector, including sanctions, crypto, data sharing, Public Private Partnerships, gambling as well as updates on the new EU AML Authority (AMLA) and much more.

“It’s a must-attend event for all AML, AFC and Compliance professionals. You get to hear from the key people in one place on one day – and of course Dublin is a great place to hold this year’s summit,” James said.

Don’t miss out – and avail of the Early Bird Discount tickets now here:

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