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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

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Andrea Galli is named as a Global Elite Thought Leader for his standout work in fraud, corruption and information manipulation matters. His “pragmatic and practical approach” stems from a “deep and wide experience in his field”.


Dr Andrea Galli is a former theoretical physicist at Max Planck Institutes and ETH, and a current partner at Swiss East Affairs GmbH, a boutique white-collar investigations practice in Zürich. He specialises in international economic crimes investigation and intelligence, principally risk management; asset tracing; compliance; due diligence; complex investigations; anti-money laundering (AML/CFT/KYC/KYT); financial crime investigations; sanctions and counter-terrorism; computer forensics; e-discovery; and economic intelligence and counter-intelligence.

He has substantial government and regulatory connections in Switzerland, as well as links to the intelligence sector in Eastern Europe, the CIS countries, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is a certified member of the Council of International Investigators.

Dr Galli has been distinguished in several international articles on the exposure of major cases of fraud, corruption, money laundering and information manipulation. His investigation and consulting activities have included clients such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, BNP-Paribas, Swiss Army, Armasuisse, RUAG, Fedpol, Renova, Kinross Gold Corporation, Roche Diagnostics, ENI, Mondi Group, Novartis International, several specialised law offices, and some government agencies.

An AML expert and pioneer, he was an architect of the AML KYC solution deployed at Credit Suisse. He has also served as a lecturer in economic crime investigation at the University of Lucerne. He has cooperated with large investigative groups dealing with cases published by the ICIJ, the OCCRP and Modern Diplomacy, as well as some anti-Mafia foundations in Italy. He is the initiator of the research project titled “Atlas of the Money Laundering Industry”.

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