Michele Riccardi (1980) is working as senior researcher at Transcrime since 2006 and adjunct professor of Business Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He is a researcher in the field of economic and financial crime, money laundering, organised crime infiltration in the legal economy, criminal asset recovery, illegal markets and manipulation of corporate information.
He has been coordinating or cooperating in several projects funded at both European and national level, including project OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio (2012-2014), project ARIEL (2013-2015), project BOWNET (2010-2012), project EBOCS (2014-2015) and project FAKES (2009-2011).
He is member of the Asset Recovery Offices (ARO) Platform of the EU Commission, DG Home Affairs and has been member of the EU CEPOL - European Police College - money laundering common curriculum working group. He is one of the experts consulted in 2015 by the International Monetary Fund for the evaluation of the Italian anti-money laundering system. He got a Master of Science in Accounting & Financial Economics at the University of Essex (2008) and a Degree in International Relations at Università Cattolica of Milan (2006). He has worked in Italy, Latin America and UK.