What is your role?

I run and oversee technical assistance projects in the areas of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), as well as asset recovery predominantly in the region of Central and South-Eastern Europe.

Tell us briefly about your background

I have a Master's degree in political science, and a Ph.D. in history.  Additionally, I have a background of 8 years in AML/CFT, including 3 years as the Executive Secretary of the Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG), a Moscow-based intergovernmental regional body covering countries from Eastern Europe, Central and East and South-East Asia.

What do you love about your job?

In my job, I love having the opportunity to assist governments in the crucial area of combating economic crime, the chance to leverage my prior experience and knowledge in new and interesting regions and countries.

The best thing about working at the Council of Europe is the working environment, which allows you to use your capacities to the fullest and motivates you to attain convincing results.

How do you find living in Strasbourg?

Strasbourg is a unique combination of a family friendly and dynamic city, at the crossroads of Europe, a beautiful place, with rich historical traditions.

Working here is a unique opportunity to expand ones' horizons and strive to make a difference to achieve meaningful goals.