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Ms Ilze Znotiņa has been the head of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia since 1 June 2018. Prior to joining the Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia, she worked as a sworn attorney specialising in dispute resolution. Her main areas of expertise include regulatory issues, insolvency, anti-bribery, as well as money laundering, fraud and ‘white-collar’ crime.
Ilze Znotiņa is a former partner of the Deloitte Legal law firm, and has represented a large number of local and international clients in courts. She has conducted anti-fraud reviews for many international and local companies, leading investigations into corruption, false accounting, fraud, theft, asset recovery, tax evasion, money laundering and obstruction of justice cases. Shortly before her appointment as the head of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia, Ilze Znotiņa managed the preparation of a Latvian national anti-money laundering and prevention of terrorism financing risk assessment and individual assessments in a number of industries.
Ilze Znotiņa has submitted her doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia. She holds a master’s degree in International and European Law from Riga Graduate School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Latvia. She is the author of a number of publications related to law, fraud and corruption, and is a frequent speaker on these topics.