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Konstantinos Papastergiou, CAMS

Senior Money Laundering Special Investigator & AML Policy Expert,
Hellenic Financial Intelligence Unit (H-FIU),
Hellenic Anti-Money Laundering Authority

Contact Details

Hellenic Anti-Money Laundering Authority
207 Pireos & 92 Alkifronos Str.
ATHENS 11853
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Bio

FINANCIAL CRIME & MONEY LAUNDERING SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Mr. Papastergiou Konstantinos is a Police Captain and the last 5 years works in Hellenic-Financial Unit as Senior Financial Analyst and Money Laundering Investigator. His working experience with financial crimes investigations and analysis has been enriched for more than 10 years. He worked in various Greek Law Enforcement Agencies (Economic Crime Department, Hellenic Financial Police etc), specialized in various types of fraud, corruption, financial crimes generally against either financial institutions or other types of industries in private and public sector. He is well informed about the current business environment, having sound knowledge of AML/CTF and financial crimes’ regulatory framework, Greek, European or International (like Greek Laws, 3rd and 4th EU Directives, FATF Recommendations, OECD, UN, IMF and WORLDBANK decisions etc). He is a FATF’s assessor for evaluations of FATF-members countries considering the 40 FATF Recommendations and the Effectiveness of AML/CTF/FP systems. He is part of many regulatory committees, attended various conferences, while he attended many training seminars either as trainee or trainer regarding to money laundering and financial crimes issues. Since September 2016, he is an active member of the National Risk Assessment Expert Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, participating in 3 working teams: 1. National Vulnerability Team, 2. Banking Sector Vulnerability Team and 3. Financing Terrorism Vulnerability Team as active member. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from world known USA organizations (ACFE, ACAMS). Additionally, he is a holder of 2 Bachelors, firstly in Police and Criminal Science from Hellenic Police Academy and secondly in Economic Science from University of Piraeus.  He is also holder of 2 Masters (with distinction in both of them), firstly in Finance and Banking Law from University of Piraeus and secondly in Taxation and Auditing from Panteion University. In addition, he is a PhD candidate in Accounting and Finance Department, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), specialized in Fraud Auditing Issues. His research has been already published in academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Crime, while he has significant teaching experience in money-laundering, fraud examination, fraud auditing, business ethics, corporate integrity and corruption. He is Guest lecturer in Master Program of Auditing and Taxation of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences / Department of Public Administration and in Master Program of Accounting and Finance of Athens University of Economics and Business, teaching topics like fraud, corruption and financial crimes, forensic accounting, auditors responsibilities, according to fraud and money laundering obligations, fraud and money laundering schemes in business environment, while is a Visitor Lecturer in Police Academy (Police Lieutenant School, Police Majors’ School and Police Lieutenant Colonel and Police Colonel Schools), covering also topics like money laundering, fraud and corruption. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Transparency International, European Business Ethics Network and the Economic Chamber of Greece. He speaks English and French.

Education

Athens University of Economics and Business
Athens, Greece
PhD cand. (Fraud Auditing)
Accounting and Finance (Fraud Auditing)
Dissertation: Fraud Gaps in Audit Expectations

Panteion university
Athens, Greece
Msc in taxation and auditing
AUDITING AND TAXATION
2012 To 2014

University of Piraeus
Greece
Msc in Finance and Banking Law
FINANCE AND BANKING LAW
2011 To 2012

University of Piraeus
Greece
Bsc in ECONOMIC SCIENCE
ECONOMIC SCIENCE
2008 To 2012

Honors and Awards

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)