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Marie-Christine Dupuis-Danon

Marie-Christine Dupuis-Danon is an International expert on criminal finance, terrorism financing, money laundering, and the roads to a better governance.

She has worked as an investment banker advising many governments and notably in Sub-Saharan Africa in their debt restructuring and the management of their public finances from 1993 to 2000, before joining the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) where she was coordinating the organization’s technical assistance programs to UN Member States in the field of anti-money laundering policies from 2000 to 2003.

She founded and has led C3COM, a consultancy firm addressing non-military threats and advising governments, international organizations and CEOs on compliance and ethics, since 2004.

She is a regular speaker to law enforcement events on AML/CFT and the challenges of curbing criminal finance, including in the cyberspace.

Additionally, she lectures on behavioral ethics, values-based leadership and corporate governance in business schools and other academic arenas.

She’s the author of many books and articles relating to terrorism financing, money laundering, and other major financial crimes.

Recently published work includes « Les Guetteurs » – the Watchmen – (March 2018, Editions Odile Jacob) co-written with criminologist Alain Bauer, prefaced by Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Driant, which highlights the role of French intelligence in fighting islamist terrorism, throughout a series of interviews with former heads of French domestic, foreign and military intelligence services. Subsequently the pair published « Les Protecteurs » – the Guardians – (October 2019, Editions Odile Jacob) interviewing the Head and former directors of the French Gendarmerie Nationale on the mutations of criminality, terrorism and contemporary threats in France.

Other reference books are « Finance criminelle : Comment le crime organisé blanchit l’argent sale » – Criminal Finance; how organized crime launders its dirty money – (University Press of France, 2004), « Stupéfiants, prix, profit : l’économie politique des stupéfiants industriels » – Narcotics, prices, profits; the political economy of industrial drugs – (University Press of France, 1996), « Pratique de la lutte anti-blanchiment : de l’approche normative à la gestion du risque » – Combatting money laundering; shifting from a regulatory-based towards a risk-based approach -(Revue Banque, 2005, as co- author). She has also signed more than 30 articles on financial governance in Le Monde, Documentation Française, Revue d’Economie Financière, Rapport Moral sur l’Argent dans le Monde, and Revue Défense Nationale among others.

A graduate from HEC Business School majored in finance, Marie-Christine Dupuis-Danon additionally holds a MA in Communications and Social Sciences from CELSA-Sorbonne University and is a HEC-certified Executive Coach. She is an Auditor of the Institute of Higher Defense Studies of France (IHEDN-69ème Session Nationale POLDEF) and a member of ANSSI (the French cyber-defense body) Think-Tank, Agora 41.

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