Paul David Newton
Independent Learning Consultant
Senior Financial Crime and Money Laundering Special Investigator and AML Policy Expert, Hellenic Anti-Money Laundering Authority and Hellenic Gaming Commission
Mr. Papastergiou Konstantinos is a Police Captain and the last 5 years works in Hellenic Anti-Money Laundering Authority as Senior Financial Analyst and Money Laundering Special Investigator, while recently is moved in Hellenic Gaming Commission as Head of Anti-Money Laundering Department responsible for AML supervision of gaming sector and illegal gambling, match-fixing and corruption in sports. His working experience with financial crimes investigations and analysis has been enriched for more than 10 years.
He worked in various Greek Law Enforcement Agencies (Economic Crime Department, Hellenic Financial Police etc), specialized in various types of fraud, corruption, financial crimes generally against either financial institutions or other types of industries in private and public sector. He is well informed about the current business environment, having sound knowledge of AML/CTF and financial crimes’ regulatory framework, Greek, European or International (like Greek Laws, 4th ,5th and 6th EU AML Directives, FATF Recommendations, OECD, UN, IMF and World Bank decisions etc).
He is a FATF’s assessor for evaluations of FATF-members countries considering the 40 FATF Recommendations and the Effectiveness of AML/CTF/FP systems. He is part of many regulatory committees, attended various conferences, while he attended many training seminars either as trainee or trainer regarding to money laundering and financial crimes issues.
Since September 2016, he is an active member of the National Risk Assessment Expert Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, participating in 3 working teams: 1. National Vulnerability Team, 2. Banking Sector Vulnerability Team and 3. Financing Terrorism Vulnerability Team as active member. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from world known USA organizations (ACFE, ACAMS).
Additionally, he is a holder of 2 Bachelors, firstly in Police and Criminal Science from Hellenic Police Academy and secondly in Economic Science from University of Piraeus. He is also holder of 2 Masters (with distinction in both of them), firstly in Finance and Banking Law from University of Piraeus and secondly in Taxation and Auditing from Panteion University.
In addition, he is a PhD candidate in Accounting and Finance Department, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), specialized in Fraud Auditing Issues. His research has been already published in academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Crime, while he has significant teaching experience in money-laundering, fraud examination, fraud auditing, business ethics, corporate integrity and corruption.
He is Guest lecturer in Master Program of Auditing and Taxation of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences / Department of Public Administration and in Master Program of Accounting and Finance of Athens University of Economics and Business, teaching topics like fraud, corruption and financial crimes, forensic accounting, auditors responsibilities, according to fraud and money laundering obligations, fraud and money laundering schemes in business environment, while is a Visitor Lecturer in Police Academy (Police Lieutenant School, Police Majors’ School and Police Lieutenant Colonel and Police Colonel Schools), covering also topics like money laundering, fraud and corruption.
He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Transparency International, European Business Ethics Network and the Economic Chamber of Greece. He speaks English and French.
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