Patrice Poitevin

Patrice Poitevin

Corporate Ethics, Compliance and Financial Crime Expert

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Patrice will support Paraguay’s Public Ministry’s Anti-corruption and Money Laundering unit, the UDEA (Unidad Especializada en Delitos Económicos y Anticorrupción). The work will include capacity development for federal prosecutors and investigators by providing comprehensive training and coaching on best practices, lessons learned, strategies, tools, investigation techniques and methodologies, and asset tracing to better address corruption, money laundering, and terrorism financing cases. 

Patrice Poitevin, a retired veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is an internationally recognized expert with over 40 years of experience in financial crime, corporate ethics, anti-corruption, and compliance. He advises private and public organizations on tools, strategies, and good practices to increase their capacity to prevent, detect and manage corruption risk and enhance their role in fighting corruption and financial crime. Internationally, Patrice has shared his expertise with governments, businesses and partner organizations in numerous countries, including Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Tunisia, and Burkina Faso. 

Patrice’s work motivated him to do more for the community early in his career. He developed a passion for making a difference and recognized the importance of training and engaging the next generation nationally and internationally. This motivation led him to launch the non-profit Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC), where he holds the Executive Director position. The centre shares best practices and assists organizations in tackling corruption, compliance, and ethical issues.

A speaker, lecturer, and trainer on anti-corruption, ethics, compliance, fraud, and money laundering, Patrice is a member of Transparency International Canada, a Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM – USA), an accredited Trace Anti-Bribery Specialist (TASA), and Transparency International Expert Network. He holds a degree in Police Sciences and is a recipient of the Government of Canada National Merit Award.