David Lewis


David is managing director and global head of AML Advisory in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice of Kroll. From 2015 to January 2022, he was the Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the senior advisor to G7 and G20 on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing. Before that David was Co-Chair of the FATF Evaluation and Compliance Group, and he worked for the UK Government as head of AML Policy and the Illicit Finance Unit at HM Treasury, and as a senior member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now the UK National Crime Agency). He is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, an honorary lecturer at Cardiff University, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Global NPO Coalition, a member of the Advisory Board for Elucidate and he writes an occasional column for AML Intelligence. He received the inaugural Financial Crime Fighter Award from the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime, for his outstanding leadership in the field of AML/CFT, the ACAMS Public Service Award for his longstanding commitment to the global anti-financial crime community, and is honorary member of the World Compliance Association. He studied at the University of Portsmouth and at Cranfield University and he lives in Paris, France.






David Lewis
Global Head of AML Advisory,
Forensic Investigations