Olivier Kraft

Associate Fellow; Technical Assistance Adviser with the International Monetary Fund


Olivier Kraft has contributed to global efforts against financial crime across the public, private and non-profit sectors. At an intergovernmental level, his experience includes supporting countries in the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption, advising the World Bank’s Sanctions Board on allegations of fraud, and assessing the AML/CFT efforts of countries for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). He is currently a Technical Assistance Adviser with the International Monetary Fund.

Olivier specialises in the interactions between financial crime and new technologies. As a Research Fellow at RUSI, he designed and led the Financial Crime 2.0 programme and published the first comprehensive review of how governments can leverage advanced analytics for AML purposes. He subsequently led HSBC’s global intelligence assessment on virtual currencies and other new payment methods.

Olivier is on the Committee of the International Development Section of the Royal Statistical Society. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from University Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as an MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning from University College London.

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