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Frank Haberstroh

AML and Sanctions Lead

Doctorate in Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Master's Degree in Defense, Security and Geostrategy, Madrid Open University
First and Second State Examination in Law, Albert Ludwig University

Dr Frank Haberstroh is AML and Sanctions Lead for the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative, a project based at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.

Before joining UNU-CPR, Dr Frank Haberstroh worked for three years at a private and commercial bank as Compliance Officer for Anti-Financial Crime and Sanctions Compliance, as well as two years as a consultant for anti-financial crime and capital market compliance at a Big Four consulting firm. Alongside his work, he initiated the creation of a project to identify and combat financial flows of human trafficking within the framework of the Anti-Financial Crime Alliance (AFCA), a German public-private partnership. This project, under Dr Haberstroh’s leadership, brought together the expertise of several international banks, the German Federal Police and other public sector institutions, and has been recognized internationally as a best practice model for such collaborations.

Dr Haberstroh holds a Doctorate in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (summa cum laude), after completing a doctoral thesis related to the interplay between international criminal law, the international sanctions and embargoes framework, and anti-financial crime compliance. Furthermore, he holds a Law Degree from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, together with qualification to practice as a magistrate, and a Master’s degree in Defense, Security, and Geostrategy from Madrid Open University.

Research Interests

Human trafficking

Illicit finance

International finance

International financial institutions

Investments and Financial Markets

Modern Slavery