David joined the FATF in 2015, following posts for the UK Government as Head of the Illicit Finance Unit and Senior Policy Advisor at HM Treasury, and before that as a senior member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now National Crime Agency). He has a broad range of other experience including at NGO’s and in the public and private sector, from leading and supporting expeditions in the rainforests of Indonesia, to working on some of the largest initial public offerings and government privatisations, and managing the digital product portfolio of the UK national mapping agency. David has a BA (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth, MSc from Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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Mr. Lewis’ remarks at the 20th Annual Meeting of APG,
Speeches and articles:
Opening remarks at the V20 Summit, 16 November 2020
Keynote speech at the 7th International Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Conference, Bratislava, 10 December 2019
Speech at the AI & Blockchain Summit, Barcelona, 21 November 2019
Speech at the RUSI meeting on the FATF Strategic Review, London, 18 November 2019
United for Wildlife Taskforce meeting, St James’s Palace, London, 21 January 2019
Speech at the Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit, Bangkok, 8 November 2018
Remarks at the CFATF XLVI Plenary Meeting, Georgtetown, Guyana, 15 November 2017
Speech at the US-MENA Private Sector Dialogue (PSD),Washington, 16 October 2017
Speech at the APG Annual Meeting,Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17 July 2017
Remarks at the Interpol Unity for Security Forum, Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017
Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the FATF Training and Research Institute, Busan, Korea, 20 September 2016
Keynote Speech - ESAAMLG Public/Private Sector Dialogue, Victoria Falls, Republic of Zimbabwe, 2 September 2016
Opening Remarks - ESAAMLG Council of Ministers, Victoria Falls, Republic of Zimbabwe, 2 September 2016
Accessibility of financial services: challenges and opportunities for development, XXV International Financial Congress, St Petersburg, 1 July 2016
Evaluating the Benefits of National Risk Assessments, ACAMS 12th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference Europe, London, 25 May 2016
AML/CFT and public-private sector partnership, article for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, 20 May 2016
Ending Impunity: Creating a level playing field by enforcing the conventions we have, Tackling Corruption Together Conference, London, 11 May 2016
The importance of the FATF Global Network, Strasbourg, 12 April 2016
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