Professional career

  • 2003

    Employment at the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior

  • 2005-2008

    Unit against east-european organised crime (Criminal Intelligence Service Austria)

  • 2008-2012

    Financial Intelligence Unit of Austria (A-FIU)

  • 2012-2018

    Head of the A-FIU

  • 2014-2018

    Deputy Head of the Financial Investigation Unit at the Criminal Intelligence Service of Austria

  • since 2018

    Freelancing speaker, trainer and consultant in the AML/CFT area. Certified court-expert for AML/CFT, post-sowjet organised crime and financial investigations.



    • reporting entities
    • law enforcement (AML/CFT, financial investigation)
    • national cooperation
    • Organisation and facilitation of the annual Austrian Anti-Money-Laundering Conference (2014-2017)
    • Speaker/Trainer at national and international AML/CFT events

    • Implementation of the 4th AMLD in the competence area of the A-FIU
    • Member of the Austrian FATF Delegation from 2012-2017
    • Participation in the FATF Mutual Evaluation of Austria
    • Representation of the A-FIU in the EGMONT Group of Financial Intelligence Units
    • Participation in international projects for the EGMONT Group and EUROPOL
    • Expert activity for the European Commission
    • Expert activity for the UNODC and the OSCE

Education and training

  • 2007-2011

    Legal studies at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) of Linz

  • 2011-2014

    PhD (legal studies) at the JKU Linz

  • 2012-2014

    Master degree (criminology) at the University of Hamburg

  • 2017

    Certified court expert for money laundering, financing of terrorism, post-soviet organized crime and financial investigations