David Lewis

Senior Associate Fellow; Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Advisory Practice, Kroll


David Lewis is managing director and the global head of anti-money laundering (AML) advisory in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice of Kroll. Until January 2022, David served as Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), where he led the FATF Secretariat in bringing to bear the combined expertise of governments around the world to fight money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and he was the senior advisor to the G7 and G20.

Earlier in his career, David worked for the UK government as a senior policy advisor at HM Treasury, where he was the head of Anti-Money Laundering Policy and the Illicit Finance Unit. David has also served as a senior member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now the UK National Crime Agency), where he established and led a branch that built relationships across the private sector in support of non-traditional interventions against organised crime.

In 2021, David received the inaugural Financial Crime Fighter of the Year Award from the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime (GCFFC) for his outstanding leadership in the field of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. David holds a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Portsmouth and an M.Sc. from Cranfield University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Relations.

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