Holger Pauco-Dirscherl co-founded the ACAMS® Germany Chapter e.V. in 2016 and acted as Co-Chair of the chapter since then. He is a passionate Senior Financial Crime Professional working on a wide range of projects and has a unique blend of international knowledge, expertise and experience together with a good reputation in the national and international Anti-Financial Crime community. He is a recognized SME for Financial Crime facilitating a wide range of trainings and acts as a speaker on conferences and symposiums both national and international.
Holger is a Partner and the Head of Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime at Transcendent Group Germany. Prior to this he was the Head of the Global Financial Crime Unit of Commerzbank AG. A global unit whose responsibility it is to facilitate information sharing and perform analysis on key events related to AML, CTF and Sanctions. Before this, he was Head Financial Crime at UBS Deutschland AG after acting as German Country Compliance Manager/MLRO and Deputy Branch Manager of the Wells Fargo entities in Frankfurt, Germany. Holger also worked for ING-DiBa AG in the AML and Fraud department among others before he joined GenoTec GmbH as an outsourced MLRO for several banks and financial service providers.
He is a certification instructor, SME and content advisor for ACAMS® and also a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®), Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS), CAMS®-Audit certified, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and holds a MBA degree from the OU Business School.