Michele Riccardi is Senior Researcher at Transcrime and Adjunct Professor of Financial and Business information analysis at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and of Risk Assessment Methods at the University of Palermo. He has coordinated or contributed to numerous research projects, at national and international level, in the field of organised crime, money laundering, financial crime. He is member of the ARO – Asset Recovery Office of the European Commission, of the Experts group of the EU Supranational money laundering risk assessment (SNRA) and of the National ML risk assessment (NRA). He is member of the UN working group in the measurement of illicit financial flows (SDG 16.4). He has been consulted in the FATF/GAFI Mutual evaluation of the Italian AML/CFT regime. He holds a MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics (with distinction) at the University of Essex (UK) and a MA in International Relations (cum laude) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy).