Portrait Alexis Conran
Portrait Alexis Conran
Alexis Conran
Actor, Writer & TV Presenter

Alexis Conran, TV Presenter and Actor (LAMDA trained) is best known as the man who identifies, uncovers and helps us to protect our businesses and ourselves against scams. As writer and presenter of the highly acclaimed BBC TV show, The Real Hustle, he is in the rare position of being able to advise and educate even the most-foolhardy on issues surrounding security and risk (in the real and virtual world), and identify the human behavior, communication skills and confidence tricks that the world’s top scammers rely on to achieve their unscrupulous aims. An expert in social engineering, Alexis shares insights into information security and how people are psychologically manipulated into performing actions or divulging confidential information.

As a charismatic and engaging keynote and after-dinner speaker, Alexis employs his knowledge of the dark and deceptive world of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses, and to deliver important messages on the shrewdest ways to protect against the ever-increasing number of scams. His recent clients include Google, IBM, the RSA Security Conference, Experian, RBS, Halifax, Aviva, Facebook, Porsche, VISA, The Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police Fraud in Action Unit.

Alexis currently hosts his own weekly show, on Talk Radio. He has been part of several Channel 5 programs all focused around how to keep people safe from scams and sharp practices. He also contributes to ITV’s This Morning and BBC Radio 4 and 5Live, and was crowned champion of Celebrity MasterChef 2016.

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Holger Pauco-Dirscherl

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.