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The ACFE Fraud Conference Europe speaker lineup features experts in the anti-fraud industry. These leaders will share their insights and address key issues relevant to you. Learn more about keynote and breakout session speakers confirmed for the 2020 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe below.

Keynote Speakers

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist, McAfee Fellow, McAfee

Raj Samani is a leading global expert on cybercrime and special advisor to Europol. He is a co-founder of the NoMoreRansom initiative, a multi-company effort working in tandem with law enforcement to pool resources to address the ransomware threat globally. In the last three years, this initiative has grown to include more than 100 partners across the public and private sector, and has spared victims from paying millions of dollars in ransom to criminals.

He is a thought leader, advocating for the victims of cybercrime, the ways to thwart cybercriminals and changing the way that each of us and society view cybersecurity.

Elliot Castro


Elliot Castro was working in a mobile phone call centre in Glasgow at the age of 15 when he discovered that it was easy to take over the credit card accounts of customers. He had access to enormous amounts of customers’ personal data – and the opportunity to do what he wanted with the sensitive information.

Morally blinded by power and greed, Castro ascended from haircuts and CDs to designer watches worth £30,000 and first-class flights. For five years he was chased by detectives and was finally caught in 2004. He was sent to prison for two years at the age of 22. He had spent about £2 million.

Castro decided to turn his life around when he left prison and became a consultant.

His book, "Other People’s Money", tells the tales of his exploits. Castro makes regular appearances on TV and radio as a guest on consumer affairs, and security and risk.

*The ACFE does not compensate ex-fraudsters.

Stefan Verra

Body Language Expert

Stefan Verra is an international speaker whose career spans more than 20 years. An expert on body language, Verra is a best-selling author and speaks to audiences around the world. He has been featured in the media and is frequently interviewed on TV, radio and in print.

Verra describes body language primarily using neurological and anatomical processes, and distinguishes between functional and nonfunctional body language.

Lewis Woodcock

Head of Cyber Security Operations, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Lewis Woodcock leads the cyber security operations team at Maersk, which includes responsibility for global cyber defence, incident response and cyber threat intelligence. Woodcock has worked for Maersk for six years during which time he has been based in Denmark, the UAE and now the U.K. He has information technology and security experience in a range of industries including maritime, legal and health care.

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA

President and CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Bruce Dorris is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He also serves as an advisory member to the ACFE Board of Regents. Dorris has conducted anti-fraud training for the United Nations, the American Bankers Association, colleges and universities around the world, as well as with the FBI, GAO and other federal and state law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Dorris has been with the ACFE for 11 years, previously serving as Vice President and Program Director, and is proud to be involved in the continued growth and professional direction of the world’s largest anti-fraud organization.

Prior to joining the ACFE, Dorris earned his Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1993 and is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana. He served as a prosecutor in Louisiana for 13 years, focusing primarily on financial crime investigations.

Concurrent Session Speakers

Dominique C. Brack, CFE, CISSP, CISA

VP Strategy, Reputelligence

Dominique C. Brack is a recognised expert in information security, including identity theft, social media exposure, data breaches, cybersecurity, human manipulation and online reputation management. He is a highly qualified, top-performing professional with outstanding experience and achievements within key IT security, risk and project management roles, confirming expertise in delivering innovative, customer-responsive projects and services in highly sensitive environments on an international scale. With more than two decades of expertise in framing policies, standards and processes to protect information assets, Brack has to his credit significant certifications relevant to his domain, authorship of numerous books, e-books, articles and publications, participation at global knowledge-sharing events (conferences, trainings, workshops, lectures, etc.), as well as affiliations to reputed organisations including Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Helen De Roo, CFE

Senior Manager EMEA, Johnson Controls

Helen De Roo has worked for the internal investigations team of Johnson Controls International since 2015.

Within the investigation team, De Roo manages internal fraud investigations in EMEA and India. She has a team of three investigators based in Bratislava, Slovakia and India.

Before joining Johnson Controls, De Roo worked on the forensic teams of Deloitte Vienna, Austria and PwC Brussels, Belgium. She also spent several years working as a business lawyer in Leuven. De Roo has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2010.

Stephen Hill, Ph.D., MLPI, CIIP

Managing Director, Hill Bingham Ltd

Dr. Stephen Hill is a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and chairs its Cybercrime Interest Group.

Hill spent many years working for a top firm of chartered accountants heading the Fraud and Forensic Group, leading an expert body advising clients on prevention, detection and recovery of fraudulent assets, working closely with organisations in both the public and private sector.

He has developed and delivered a series of counter fraud and investigation courses to clients both in the U.K. and overseas including the National Crime Agency, Charity Commission, CIFAS, police forces both in the U.K. and overseas and private sector corporations.

With an appointment as a Volunteer to the City of London Police Economic Crime Directive, Hill assists fraud investigators with the aid of online investigation techniques and speaks at schools on the dangers of the internet in line with his role as a safeguarding and child protection governor at his local primary school.

Dr. Hill sits on the ACFE U.K. Chapter committee and is an honourable member of the London Fraud Forum.

Costel Ion, CFE

Director - Principal Investigator, Deutsche Bank

Costel Ion is a passionate cybersecurity professional with more than 15 years of law enforcement experience in combatting cybercrime and organized criminality, at both national and international levels. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a master’s degree in countering organized crime. He also has a bachelor’s degree in law.

From 2002 to 2014, he was in charge of tackling the cybercrime phenomenon known as "Hackerville," which had occurred in the Romanian city of Râmnicu Vâlcea. From 2014 to 2017, he worked for the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, on various international strategic and operational initiatives. During his role in the Research and Innovation Sub-Directorate, he provided support to INTERPOL’s member countries with investigation methodologies, training and development of specialised tools to counter the use of anonymization techniques and technologies by criminals, such as darknet and cryptocurrencies. Currently, he is a Director, Principal Investigator at Group Audit Investigations, Deutsche Bank AG, responsible for conducting and leading internal investigations with high reputational, financial or regulatory impact.

Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA

Head of Partner Audit, SAP America Inc

Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA, earned business administration degrees from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Bond University in Australia. He started his career as an internal auditor for the German utility group RWE at their headquarters in Essen, Germany. He later joined the German business software manufacturer SAP, where he worked as an audit expert focusing on internal fraud investigations in their corporate audit department. After transferring to the U.S. more than two years ago, Koopsingraven now works for SAP America in their Newtown Square, Philadelphia location as the head of partner audits in the legal compliance and integrity office.

Mikhail Lastovskiy, CFE

Managing Director, Ankura Consulting (Europe) Limited

Mikhail Lastovskiy is a fraud, financial crime and corruption investigator with more than 18 years of in-depth expertise and experience in fraud-related interviewing, forensic accounting, data analysis and corporate intelligence.

He led fieldwork in the course of a lengthy and complex, multi-jurisdictional forensic investigation into a multi-billion dollar financial crime scheme in the banking industry. He also worked in close collaboration with legal counsel, regulators and law enforcement agencies.

Lastovskiy led multiple corporate fraud, bribery, corruption and conflict of interest investigations across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Baltics and Mediterranean regions.

Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE

Program Analyst, U.S. Transportation Safety Administration, (TSA)

Sherman McGrew is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He entered military service in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, to include two combat tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he worked extensively with the U.K. Military and the U.K. Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq.

He entered law enforcement in 1987 and retired as a captain with the Waterbury, Connecticut Police Department in 2009, having also served as a patrolman, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. He has conducted literally thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to both police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused.

Victoria Meyer, CFE

Financial Crime Control Specialist, Swiss International Business Academy

Victoria Meyer, CFE, FCCA, MICA, began her counter-fraud career 25 years ago investigating social security fraud in London. She qualified as a Certified Accountant with KPMG before moving to Switzerland to lead the forensic technology practice for PwC in Europe.

Meyer went on to develop the compliance intelligence function for UBS before setting up the Swiss International Business Academy, where, as the director of financial crime consulting, she specialises in anti-money laundering controls and investigations. Meyer advises some of the world’s largest banks on customer and transaction screening, and often helps them satisfy the requirements of deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Paul Milata, Ph.D., CFE

Managing Partner, Milata LLP

Paul Milata is a multi-disciplinary professional with more than 15 years of experience in Europe. He is currently managing partner at Milata LLP, a German consultancy firm specialising in executive fraud investigations, background checks and searches in Central and Eastern Europe.

He studied Eastern European military and economic history and received a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a Ph.D. from Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Jan Tadeusz Stappers, LL.M., CIPP/E

Legal Counsel, Head of Partnership Development, WhistleB, Whistleblowing Centre AB

Jan Tadeusz Stappers is the legal counsel and head of partnership development of WhistleB, a leading provider of professional whistleblowing systems, part of NAVEX Global. WhistleB’s whistleblowing solution is trusted by hundreds of organisations and used in more than 150 countries. Their customers include global and regional (non-governmental) organisations, (competition) authorities, and companies in sectors such as retail, insurance, transportation, investment, banking, national development and pension funds.

Stappers is a frequent speaker on subjects related to whistleblower protection and whistleblowing management. He is engaged in the development of the new ISO 37002 Standard on whistleblowing management systems. He has authored various articles on new legislation concerning whistleblower protections and organisational whistleblowing best practices.

Natina Thalien, CFE

Global Compliance Auditor - Europe, East Europe and Africa, Bio-Rad

Natina Thalien, CFE, is a global compliance auditor currently performing compliance audits on external business relations with channel partners, distributors, consultants and independent sales agents. She is also an administrator on the ACFE France Chapter Board of Directors.

She has managed and performed audits in more than 63 countries in Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

Thalien is an influential speaker on auditing for fraud and corruption to audiences in the U.S. and UAE

Martin Vaughan

Managing Director, Vaughan Training & Consultancy LTD

Martin Vaughan retired from a U.K. police force in 2013 after 30 years of service. Since his retirement, Vaughan has become a sought-after expert in the field of forensic investigative interviewing.

As a detective sergeant attached to the major incident team, he was an interview adviser on high-profile investigations, including cases of child abuse, high-stake fraud, sexual abuse, counter-terrorism, internal investigations, and more than 80 murder investigations. He delivers training internationally to law enforcement agencies, corporations and various universities on forensic psychology masters programmes.

Vaughan is a member of the Centre of Forensic Interviewing, University of Portsmouth. He is also a practitioner member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) and a member of the European Association of Psychology and Law.

Vincent M. Walden, CFE, CPA

Managing Director, Forensic Technology Services, Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations, LLC

Vincent Walden is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) disputes and investigations practice, focusing on forensic technology services. Based in New York, his areas of focus include forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, information governance and legal discovery services. Providing leading technology perspectives on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations, Walden is part of A&M’s global leadership team of skilled forensic technology and data mining professionals. Having recently moved to New York from Atlanta, he has more than 20 years of experience handling the information management, forensic analysis and electronic discovery needs for large-scale, complex litigations and investigations, and proactive anti-fraud and compliance programs across a variety of industries.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Public Accountant, he has been featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He is also a columnist for Fraud Magazine, writing on anti-fraud innovation in each issue. Notably, he is part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored COSO’s Fraud Risk Management Guide released in September 2016. He also hosts a bi-weekly podcast, "The Walden Pond," focused on compliance innovation.

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2020 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe