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Mario Michel

Head Compliance and NewTech, Lexperience AG Legal & Compliance Services, Zurich, Switzerland

Mario Michel is an expert Compliance and Operational Risk manager based in Switzerland. He advises Swiss and international companies on risk management strategies with regard to financial crimes, money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud, corruption, economic and industrial espionage, and supports them with the implementation of practical risk reduction measures.

Mario trains compliance officers on how to carry out compliance audits and investigations and carries out himself complex reviews of structures involving politically exposed persons, offshore entities and trusts, special business lines, commercial accounts, sophisticated financial products. He is also interested in, and advises on, future crimes’ risks related a.o. to the introduction of artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions. Mario is the Head Compliance and NewTech of Lexperience AG, a law firm with headquarters in Zurich, and since 2013 he works for several clients, mainly financial institutions, on behalf of Lexperience.

Previously he worked for some companies of the Credit Suisse group; as Head of Compliance and Risk Manager of Clariden Leu Trust he managed a team of compliance, business risk and business intelligence specialists. Moreover he has experience in the field of corporate security and intelligence, having worked for a private multinational security company as well as in the Security Department of the Swiss National Bank.

Mario studied International Relations at the faculty of Political Science of the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy (final thesis in International Law about the international protection of intellectual property). He then specialised in the field of economic crime by completing a Master of Advanced Studies in Economic Crime Investigation at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland (final thesis about the reputation risk of banks involved in fraud cases).

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