The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Ivica Simonovski

Head of Department, Financial Intelligence Office

Ivica Simonovski holds a PhD degree obtained from the Law Faculty, Iustinianus Primus, Skopje. He possesses more than 16 years of professional experience gained in public sector, academia, CSOs and international organizations, leading teams or working as an independent expert in the field of Illicit Financial Flows, Anticorruption, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism.

He also spent 15 years working as financial investigator in cases of corruption, money laundering and financing of terrorism. He has proven knowledge of the relevant international (including EU standards), domestic normative and institutional framework of North Macedonia and the main challenges in the process of achieving a full compliance with these standards. He possesses comprehensive experience in managing projects/programs, leading professional/expert teams and capacity building of law enforcement professionals, judiciary, financial and non-financial sector.

In the scope of the capacity building activities, he has worked on developing training curricula, training materials, toolkits, methodologies, guidelines and standard operational procedures. Ivica has worked as a lecturer, preparing curricula, organizing and provided training at Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, USA.



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