IdentityMind Appoints Dr. David Asher to Board of Advisors
May 12, 2015
“With previous experience advising the Department of Defense, Treasury, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, Dr. David Asher brings extensive expertise in countering illicit financial networks and trans-national threats to the IdentityMind Global Board of Advisors.”
We’re proud to announce today the appointment of Dr. David Asher to the IdentityMind Global Board of Advisors, effective immediately.
Dr. Asher is one of the world’s most accomplished practitioners in the identification and pursuit of illicit financing and facilitation schemes. Over the last decade, he has advised the leadership of SOCOM, CENTCOM, DEA, and the Departments of Defense, Treasury, State, and Justice on top counter threat finance priorities, including targeting the finances of Hezbollah, Iran, Al Qaeda in Iraq, ISIL, the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and multiple drug cartels. He personally conceived of and spearheaded several of the highest profile anti-money laundering actions in history, including USA Patriot Act (Section 311) designations of Banco Delta Asia against North Korea (2005), the Lebanese Canadian Bank (2011), and the Halawi and Rmeiti exchange houses in Beirut (2013).
“Money launderers and fraudsters almost always operate as a network”, said Dr. Asher. “IdentityMind can automatically ascertain and map out key elements of money laundering and fraud networks, including the ‘who, where, when, how’, and even ‘why’ associated with their illicit activities. This is a potent capability for stopping crime in its tracks, cutting analytical cost, lowering false positives, and increasing the speed of counter threat finance efforts. No one else in the market compares.”
Dr. David Asher serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is currently a principal with Vital Venture Capital, Chairman of Sayari Analytics, and a member of the Advisory Board of BCA Research.
“David Asher is an indisputable authority in terrorist financing, which is usually uncovered through the detection of money laundering,” said Garrett Gafke, IdentityMind’s CEO and President. “He can assist us in directing our efforts and technology into addressing the challenges financial institutions face to stop these activities, achieve compliance, and more importantly, prevent financing of nefarious organizations.”