Rene Bruelhart

Vatican Financial Information Authority, President

Rene Bruelhart

Rene Bruelhart is non-executive President of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of the Holy See and the Vatican City State and owner of a consultancy firm. Previously, he acted as Director of AIF and advisor to the Holy See since September 2012. Before his appointment at the Holy See, he served as Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Principality of Liechtenstein for over eight years. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Bruelhart also served as Vice Chair of the Egmont Group, the global network of national Financial Intelligence Units. Mr. Bruelhart began his career in 1999 working with international law firms in Brussels and Zurich. Mr. Bruelhart earned his law degree from the University of Fribourg and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Business Law from the Pallas Consortium, hosted by the Catholic University of Nijmegen.

Governance and fighting fraud and financial crime in the Digital Era

27 November 2018, 13:00-17:30 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

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Are you committed to eliminate fraud, stop corruption and money laundering? Join us to explore ideas and solutions to mitigate these risks in the Digital Era.

Together with associations of audit firms (ECG and EGIAN), we invite you to explore how to work smarter against fraud and financial crime?

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament
  • Anthony Harbinson, Northern Ireland Department of Justice, Director of Safer Communities
  • Jens Poll, EGIAN, Chair
  • Rene Bruelhart, Vatican Financial Information Authority, President
  • Paolo Ciocca, CONSOB, Commissioner
  • Rachel Sexton, EY, Head of Financial Services – Forensics
  • Laure Brillaud, Transparency International, Policy Officer
  • Angela Foyle, BDO, Partner and Head of Financial Crime
  • Raluca Pruna, European Commission, DG JUST, Head of Unit
  • more speakers to be announced

You will get key insights into:

  • Fraud & Financial crime: How to ensure corporate governance is effective in combating fraud, corruption and money laundering?
  • Governance: How can civil society, policymakers, boards, audit and risk committees, and the accountancy profession better cooperate to mitigate these risks?
  • Technology: Can new technologies make the fight against fraud and financial crime more effective?

Twitter: #zerofincrime


Draft programme

  • Registration and Light Lunch

  • Opening and welcome

  • Keynote Speech

  • Governance role in fighting financial fraud

  • Coffee break

  • How to work smarter together in fighting financial crime

  • Closing remarks

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