About this speaker
Ivica Simonovski received his PhD in International Politics at the Faculty of Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius of Skopje. He is a financial analyst within the Financial Intelligence Office of the Republic of North Macedonia, with 15 years experience in financial investigation and financial analysis. Since 2018, he is a certified AML/CFT evaluator by Moneyval Committee - Council of Europe. He is а Lecturer at the Academy of Banking and Information Technology in Skopje and Defense Institute for International Legal Studies in New Port, USA. His research areas are money laundering, corruption, serious and organized crime, financing of terrorism and cyber crime. He is the author and co-author of many scientific papers published in international journals, journals and conference books. His first book, “Countering the Financing of Terrorism in the International Community” was published in 2018. The second book “How To Become A Financial Investigator” was published in April 2022. Also, he is the Co-Founder of the Cyber Security, Corporate Security and Crisis Management Initiative (C3I). This non-governmental organization focuses on raising public awareness of phenomena which are related to cyber and human security and privacy, among others money laundering as well as corruption. Since 2021, he is part of the Roster of Experts in Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative in Sarajevo and Council of Europe. Hi is a member of the regional network of Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.