Nicolas Giannakopoulos

Ph.D., University of Geneva


Mr. Giannakopoulos was in charge of a three-year research program financed by the Swiss Confederation entitled “Swiss Corruption and Organized Crime”. Prior to this, he has been active in many research programs and has carried out numerous analyses for large institutions. He has closely collaborated with magistrates and police services and was rewarded with the medal of Merit from the Brazilian judicial authorities. Mr. Giannakopoulos has published significant material concerning the different aspects of modern criminal organizations. He is also President and co-founder of OCO, the Organized Crime Observatory and Director of the Geneva-based criminal investigation company Inside.CO SA. He currently is Vice-Director of the University Observatory on Security at the University of Geneva and works as an expert for the Academic Group of the UNODC on Corruption issues (ACADS).


  • Nicolas Giannakopoulos (2009), World Mafia, Canberra: Millenium Ed.
  • Nicolas Giannakopoulos (2003), “La structuration de l’influence mafieuse dans les décisions et actions publiques: la recherce d’un paradigme déterminant,” Revue Economique et Sociale no. 3
  • Nicolas Giannakopoulos (2001), Corruption et crime organisé en Suisse, Bern: Haupt
  • Nicolas Giannakopoulos (1997), Le pouvoir politique du crime organisé, Geneva: Université de Genève