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Adriana Holtslag-Alvarez is a consultant who has specialised in financial crime with emphasis on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing, with focus on global anti-corruption initiatives. As a consultant to (among others) the EBRD in London, Council of Europe in Strasbourg, ADB in Manila, WSBI/ESBG in Brussels Adriana has worked in most former CIS countries including Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, and Moldova; the Balkans; Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Zimbabwe); Turkey; the Philippines (for South-East Asian countries) – among others.
She has a long career of working at the Maastricht Faculty of Law in academia/teaching, and in Brussels for the European Savings Banks Group. With her expertise on EU financial services, she has previously been a senior visiting lecturer for EIPA where she delivered seminars in various areas of financial services.
A native of Mexico, she has lived in the USA, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Kazakhstan and currently in the United Arab Emirates.
Adriana speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, Dutch, with conversational Italian, German and Russian. Currently she is a student of Arabic.
Her education includes a first degree in the USA, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from William and Mary in Virginia, a Dutch law degree (Meester in de Rechten) from Maastricht University.