About the Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering

About us

Launched on May 17, 2021, The Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering is the first public-private sector partnership in Europe, operating as a separate institution. By pooling the experience, knowledge, and competencies of law enforcement, supervisory, and other public authorities and private sector representatives, we are creating a safer financial system in Lithuania.

The Center’s team currently consists of nine specialists who supervise four groups organising and coordinating public-private sector cooperation. We represent the interests of both the private and public sectors. By uniting various organisations, we anticipate that all our work is measurable, valid, and adds value to financial crime prevention for the society, state, market players, and professional experts.

Strategic directions

Partnership

We actively cooperate with state and law enforcement institutions.

Strategic cooperation

We aim for more active cooperation between the public and private sectors.

International cooperation

We actively exchange information with experts from other countries and international institutions and organisations.

Education/Awareness

  • We develop the competencies of public and private institutions’ staff in PP/TF prevention.
  • We educate the public about the prevailing trends in financial crime.
  • We develop the competencies and knowledge of private sector specialists responsible for PP/TF prevention.

Innovations

  • We administer a platform for public and private sector cooperation and information sharing in AML/CFT prevention.
  • We develop technological tools to improve the fight against financial crimes.

Progress

  • We improve the national PP/TF prevention system.
  • We strengthen public and private sector awareness of the threats posed by financial crime.

Team

Director

Eglė Lukošienė

Director

Eglė Lukošienė

E. Lukošienė has extensive experience in legislation, accumulated in private and public institutions. For the past 10 years she worked in the field of financial market supervision at the central bank of Lithuania. Throughout this time, she also led the team of successful lawyers and contributed to their professional development. Eglė strengthened and deepened her skills of leadership at BMI Executive Institute and graduated International Executive MBA Programme. Because of the diverse professional practice, Eglė has comprehensive knowledge of operational principles of financial service industry, and understands well of the importance of public and private partnership.

Expert

Jaunius Mindaugas Rastenis

Expert

Jaunius Mindaugas Rastenis

J. Rastenis has accumulated experience in money laundering prevention in different financial sectors. The acquired experience allows him to effectively deal with the challenges related to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. J. Rastenis is a certified International Compliance Association (ICA) specialist.

Expert

Greta Barkauskienė

Expert

Greta Barkauskienė

Greta Barkauskienė is a highly qualified specialist in financial crimes and a member of the Certified Financial Crime Specialists Association (CFCS). She gained extensive experience and knowledge in the field of money laundering prevention while working at the Financial Crime Investigation Service of Lithuania (FNTT). Deepening her expertise, she participated in various training and certification programs, conducted complex analyses of reports on suspicious operations and transactions. Greta has acquired legal and economic education, enhancing her competence in the field of cryptocurrency investigations and compliance. Therefore, she is capable of providing a comprehensive approach to money laundering prevention and addressing the need for collaboration between the private and public sectors.

Head of Communications

Julija Balsė

Head of Communications

Julija Balsė

Since the beginning of her professional journey, J.Balse worked in the field of communications and gathered extensive experience in this field. Throughout the 15 years working in different private and public organizations, Julija gained vast knowledge of public and media relations, reputation management, strategic and tactical planning, international communications. She also developed excellent copywriting skills.

General Affairs Specialist

Indrė Skiauterytė

General Affairs Specialist

Indrė Skiauterytė

From the beginning of her career, I. Skiauterytė specialized in the field of public procurement, and gained master degree in public procurement law. For the past 5 years, Indrė worked in both private and public sectors. Due to the variety of professional acitivities and tasks, Indre gained comprehensive experience in administrating the public procurement processes. Also, Indrė developed competencies of administration and accounting supervision.

Coordinator of the Legislative Initiatives and Methodology Group

Greta Genelienė

Coordinator of the Legislative Initiatives and Methodology Group

Greta Genelienė

G. Genelienė has worked as a lawyer in different institutions throughout her career and has accumulated extensive experience in legislation. This experience allowed her to understand legislative processes and develop the ability to think creatively and critically and assess the legal and economic consequences of possible changes. G. Genelienė has accumulated interdisciplinary knowledge in law and economic sciences and has been awarded a Honorary Doctorate in economics.

Tactical Cooperation Group Coordinator

Elčin Mamedov

Tactical Cooperation Group Coordinator

Elčin Mamedov

E. Mamedov has years of experience in law enforcement, where he has developed particularly sharp strategic thinking skills. These help him objectively identify suspicious financial activities and actions while fighting high-profile crimes. E. Mamedov is a graduate of the International Association for Compliance (ICA).

Coordinator of the Accreditation, Training and Events Team

Rima Narkevičienė

Coordinator of the Accreditation, Training and Events Team

Rima Narkevičienė

R. Narkevičienė has a long-term experience in the field of organizing training for the law enforcement officers. She developed her skills and competencies by having a first-hand experience of preparation of training programmes in collaboration with the representatives of public and private sectors. R. Narkevičienė also organized the training for Lithuanian law enforcement officers and in the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL).

2 trillion EUR

It is estimated that around EUR 2 trillion is laundered by financial fraudsters worldwide every year.