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Bernard O'Donnell

European Investment Bank
Head Of Division, Fraud Investigations
Luxembourg
Bernard (Bernie) O'Donnell joined the Inspectorate General of the European Investment Bank in March 2015, as Head of Division for Fraud Investigations (IG/IN).

The Fraud Investigations Division is responsible for investigation activities relating to allegations of fraud, corruption and other prohibited conduct both internal and external to the Bank. This work is done in close cooperation with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). IG/IN also works collaboratively with the investigation offices of other IFI’s and with national prosecutorial, anti-corruption and law enforcement bodies.

Bernie has worked in the field of investigations for over 30 years in a number of roles, including: Head of Investigations with the United Nations Development Programme (New York); Head of Investigations, The Global Fund (Geneva); Senior Investigator, Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program (New York); Assistant Secretary (Investigations), Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Canberra); Investigation Team Leader, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague) and a Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police.

Bernie has undertaken undergraduate studies in social sciences (Charles Sturt University) and post graduate studies in business (Monash University), finance (University of Leicester), accounting (University of Canberra), and law (University of London and University of de Montfort, Leicester). Bernie is a CFE, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and a member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group.