Head of Area - Economic and Trade Sanctions
Damien Romestant is an international expert in the area of financial crime, economic sanctions, and compliance (LAB-FT, Anticorruption, Sanctions, Export control).
He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Montpellier (France) where he finalized a thesis on international trade and globalization, focusing on the role played by export controls and international sanctions in the regulation of strategic goods and products.
As a compliance expert, Damien developed a practice on export controls, AML / CTF, anti-corruption, CDD, KYC, and international sanctions. He has worked for financial institutions, insurance companies, and private companies wishing to structure, review, strengthen their internal rules, compliance program, and guidelines. He has also offered expert advice for firms exposed to export controls and economic sanctions.
Damien is involved as an international expert in several technical assistance programs (international donors, EU, UN) in the fight against corruption, improving the effectiveness of the fight against terrorist financing, justice reform, and governance. These programs target public institutions (Ministries of Justice, Interior, Finance) in close cooperation with the private sector (financial institutions, FIUs, private companies).
Damien works on training program design, consulting, and training implementation on international standards and best practices in anti-corruption and AML/CFT. He has been Team Leader of European projects (for budgets between 2.2m and 9.8m EUR) on several occasions, in the Middle East, the Maghreb, and the Balkans. Damien has also gained significant experience working in Eastern Europe and Africa.
In 2022, he joined CEVA Logistics, where he is leading the area of Foreign Trade and Business Support Solutions as Global Trade Compliance Counsel.