With over 25 years of experience in electrical engineering and computer science, and more than 15 years in the field of financial crime prevention, Tarik Eker, head of compliance and senior lecturer, is an expert in the fight against money laundering. Eker began his career as an electrical engineer in 1997 and quickly realized the potential for technology in the field of financial crime prevention. Since he transitioned to the financial industry, he has been at the forefront of detecting and preventing money laundering. In his current role as head of anti-money laundering (AML), he leads a team of experts in improving the company’s AML program. Under his leadership, the company has been able to identify and investigate potential money laundering schemes more efficiently and effectively. One of the founding members of the ACAMS Germany Chapter, Eker is also a senior lecturer at the University Fresenius and ISM University of Management and Economics, where he lectures on forensics, compliance, ethics, governance, data science, quantitative analysis and operation research. He is dedicated not only to his work but also to the broader financial crime prevention community. Eker is a member of several industry groups and regularly participates in working groups and task forces to improve the fight against financial crime.