Prof. Louis de Koker

Professor Louis de Koker holds a chair in law at the La Trobe Law School (Australia). Louis is the program leader of the Law and Policy research program of the Australian government-funded Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre. This program considers the legal and policy aspects relating to Big Data analysis and Australian national security objectives. He is also a senior financial crime policy consultant to the World Bank-based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).

Louis, the former director of the Centre for the Study of Economic Crime of the University of Johannesburg, has worked with CGAP, the World Bank, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and regulators and financial service providers on integrity and inclusion over the past decade. He has advised on a range of laws and regulations and his research on anti-money laundering laws and their impact on financial inclusion has been cited in publications of the various international bodies including the World Bank, IMF, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Labour Organisation. He was a member of a World Bank team that researched financial crime controls relating to mobile money, a member of the core team that designed the World Bank tool for national money laundering risk assessment and a member of the FATF project group that drafted their guidance papers on aligning financial inclusion and financial integrity.

He holds a visiting professorship in commercial law at the University of Johannesburg and was until 2016 an extraordinary professor in mercantile law at the University of the Free State (South Africa).