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Rob Wainwright

Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, joins RUSI as Senior Associate Fellow

News, 29 March 2018
RUSI is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Wainwright as Senor Associate Fellow. Mr Wainwright is the outgoing Executive Director of Europol, having led the organisation for nine years.

He transformed Europol into the primary intelligence-sharing and operational coordination centre in Europe. Prior to joining Europol Rob Wainwright occupied several positions in the UK’s intelligence and law enforcement communities, including the post of Director International of the Serious Organised Crime Agency between 2006 and 2009. Rob will join Deloitte on 1 June 2018 as Senior Partner for their cyber practice in Europe

Karin von Hippel, RUSI’s Director-General said: ‘Rob will be an excellent addition to our senior associate fellow network. Rob brings senior international policing expertise to RUSI, in particular with our work on counterterrorism, serious and organised crime, financial crime, cyber threats and cyber security. We are delighted that he will be contributing to our research programmes.’

Rob Wainwright said: 'Building on its long-standing reputation for defence and security expertise, in recent years RUSI has produced forward-looking, cutting edge research on terrorism and organised crime with an increasingly international outlook. Having encouraged fruitful collaboration between Europol and RUSI over the years, I look forward to contributing more personally to RUSI’s work from now on as a Senior Associate Fellow.'

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