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Olivier Kraft was until September 2020 a member of HSBC’s Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM) team, identifying and assessing financial crime threats to the Bank and its customers.
Prior to joining HSBC in 2019, Olivier was a Research Fellow with RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. In this role, he designed and led the Financial Crime 2.0 programme, informing public-private discussions on the use of data analytics for AML purposes as well as on the response to emerging financial crime threats.
Olivier was previously a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Secretariat, where he conducted reviews of countries' anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing efforts. He previously worked on international anti-corruption matters with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and with the World Bank Group.
Olivier is currently on a career break, pursuing an MSc in computational statistics and machine learning. His areas of research include: virtual currencies, new payment methods, convergence of financial and cybercrime, international and national AML policies.