A council of independent experts evaluates the project proposals and selects the applications for the award of grants by PMI.

PMI IMPACT is honored to be able to rely on the profound expertise of the Expert Council members in the fields of law, anti-corruption, and the fight against organized crime and illegal trade.

Expert Council Members

Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni
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Professor Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught from 1964-2009. He was a founding member of the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University, serving as President and then President Emeritus. He was one of the founders of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) where he served as General-Secretary, Dean and then President. He also served as the Secretary General, President and Honorary President of the International Association of Penal Law.

Professor Bassiouni was a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C., a Visiting Professor of Law at New York University Law School, a Fulbright-Hays Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Freiburg and a non-resident Professor of Criminal Law at University of Cairo.

Since 1975, Professor Bassiouni has been appointed to 22 United Nations positions. He has also served as Chair of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and Department of Justice on projects related, among others, to the international traffic of drugs and the international control of terrorism.

To date, Professor Bassiouni has authored 27 books, edited 45 books, and authored 265 articles on International Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Law, Human Rights, and U.S. Criminal Law that have been published in various law journals and books.

Suzanne Hayden
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Ms. Hayden has spent thirty years in public service and law enforcement serving as a senior advisor to members of the US government (Justice, State, Treasury, Intelligence and Defense) and to International Organizations: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). Ms. Hayden is a licensed attorney in the United States.

A former Senior Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice, Ms. Hayden served as lead prosecutor on over 30 money laundering and drug trafficking organized crime cases and coordinated international investigations on drugs, illicit trade and counterfeiting. She was US DOJ’s first National Security Coordinator and was the DOJ representative to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard setter for combatting money laundering and terrorist finance.

She has worked throughout the world providing technical assistance and legislative drafting as a senior prosecutor in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and was a resident legal advisor in Russia and Turkey. As a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Ms. Hayden established the UN’s first financial investigation unit and led the financial investigation of Slobodan Milosevic.

She currently provides technical assistance and advice to organizations in the public and private sectors, in the area of integrity building, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and countering complex financial crime and terrorist financing.

Ms. Hayden has also been consulting with PMI on law enforcement matters.

Alain Juillet
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Mr. Juillet is the President of the Club des Directeurs de Sécurité des Entreprises (CDSE) and of the Académie de l’Intelligence Economique.

Previously, Mr. Juillet served as the Head of Corporate Development at Pernod Ricard, General Director of Suchard, Deputy Managing Director of Union Laitière Normande, General Manager of Générale Ultra Frais, General Director of France Champignon, CEO of Marks & Spencer France and Senior Advisor of the Orrick Rambaud Martel law firm.

Between 2002 and 2003, Mr. Juillet served as Intelligence Director for the French General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) of the French Ministry of Defense, and then assumed the role of Senior Official in charge of economic intelligence to the Prime Minister’s office until 2009. In 2009, he received the rank of Honor Legion Commander of France.

Paul Makin
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Dr. Makin served in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), where he was responsible for establishing commercially sustainable information networks for businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. The networks also supported South-South cooperation and trade amongst developing countries.

Dr. Makin was also responsible for establishing mutually beneficial cooperation agreements with leading IT companies in order to harness the use of information and communication technologies for promoting sustainable industrialization throughout the developing world as a means of improving livelihoods in developing countries.

While Director of the UNIDO Regional Office in Egypt, Dr. Makin ensured that the Organization cooperated with Egypt in the fields of reducing poverty, providing job opportunities, spreading technology, improving the environment, promoting productivity and boosting SMEs in order to enhance competitiveness in foreign markets.

Dr. Makin holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Liverpool.

Luis Moreno Ocampo
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Mr. Moreno Ocampo was the first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), from 2003 until 2012. During his tenure at the ICC, his office was involved in twenty of the most serious crises of the 21st century including in Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and Palestine. He conducted investigations for crimes against humanity in seven different countries, including Libya, Sudan, the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Previously, Mr. Ocampo played a crucial role during the transition to democracy in Argentina, as the Deputy Prosecutor in the "Junta trial" in 1985 and the Prosecutor in the trial against a military rebellion in 1991.

Mr. Ocampo was a visiting Professor at Stanford University and Harvard University. After the end of his tenure as ICC Prosecutor, he assumed responsibilities as Chairman of the World Bank Expert Panel on the Padma Bridge project.

Currently, Mr. Ocampo is a lawyer in private practice at New York and Associate at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University.

Navi Pillay
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Ms. Pillay served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from September 2008 until August 2014. She began her career in 1967, and was the first woman to start a law practice in her home Province of Natal, South Africa.

In 1995, Ms. Pillay was appointed as acting judge on the South African High Court. The same year, she was elected by the UN General Assembly to be a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she served for eight years, the last four (1999-2003) as President.

In 2003, she was elected by the Assembly of States Parties as a judge of the International Criminal Court, where she served until August 2008.

Ms. Pillay is currently president of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy Advisory Council, Vice President of the International Association Against the Death Penalty, Member of The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, Member of International Bar Association-ICC and co-sponsor of Donor Direct USA. She serves on the Council of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and is a trustee of the University Foundation.

Ms. Pillay received her BA and LLB from the University of Natal in South Africa. She also holds a Master of Law and Doctorate of Juridical Science from Harvard University.

Jürgen Storbeck
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Mr. Storbeck served as the first Director of Europol between 1999 and 2004.

After law studies and research at different German universities he started his career in law enforcement as a superintendent in the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he became later the head of the Department of International Cooperation, head of the Central Bureau of Interpol and then head of Serious and Organized Crime Department. After the re-unification of Germany he served in the Federal Ministry of Interior tasked to integrate the CID of the former GDR into the police system of the FRG. In 1992, he took over the establishment of Europol and the administration of its forerunner, the "Europol Drugs Unit", a post which he held until 1999, when he became Europol’s Director.

Following his tenure in Europol, he was appointed as coordinator of the Federal Ministry of Interior for police cooperation with the States of the Arab Gulf, and from 2006 he served as the Head of the Homeland Security Department of the Ministry of Brandenburg.

He is currently a consultant specializing in crime prevention and enforcement matters, including matters concerning organized crime and terrorism, and, in this capacity, advises governments and public authorities as well as private organizations, including PMI.

For a detailed description of the role of the Expert Council and the PMI IMPACT
grant award procedure, see the Expert Council and Grant Award Guidelines (pdf).

Read here the Conflicts of Interest Principles, a document designed to help Applicants
and the Expert Council disclose and manage potential conflicts of interest.