Emile van der Does de Willebois

Advisory Council

After working for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands, Emile moved into private practice, specializing in banking and securities law. He joined the World Bank’s Financial Market Integrity unit in 2004 and has assisted countries around the world in establishing their Anti-Money Laundering systems and in building country capacity to conduct financial investigations. He has been a leading member of the Stolen Asset Recovery team (a World Bank and UNODC partnership) since its inception in 2007. Emile specializes in the abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership identification and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist purposes. He is the lead author of "The Puppet Masters", StAR's report on the use of legal entities in grand corruption case. He wrote a paper on Nonprofit organizations and terrorism financing, which advocates proportionality and specificity in responding to instances of abuse, and he is the co-author of “Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing--A practical Guide for Bank Supervisors”.

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