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Emile J. M. Van Der Does De Willebois

World Bank
Coordinator of the StAR Initiative
Emile Van Der Does De Willebois is the coordinator for the Stolen Asset Recovery initiative (StAR). StAR is a joint World Bank/ UNODC initiative that aims to assist countries in the return of proceeds of corruption to their countries. Emile, a Dutch national, has been with the Bank since 2004, providing policy advice to countries on anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism and asset recovery and building country capacity to conduct financial investigations. He specializes in the abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership issues (he was the lead author on StAR’s publication “The Puppet Masters on this topic) and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist purposes. Previously he was with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and in private practice, specializing in banking and securities law. Emile holds degrees in Philosophy and Law from Leiden University.