Born in 1972, Pascal Tourette graduated from the University of Geneva in 1998 with a degree in law. He then worked as a trainee at a major law firm and at the General Prosecutor’s Office in Geneva. In 2001, having fully qualified as a lawyer, he participated in the creation of the Compliance Department at the current Crédit Agricole Switzerland Ltd. He worked for this establishment for four years and was notably in charge of the the fight against money laundering and of criminal law issues related to the banking activity. During this period, he obtained in 2004 a professional certificate in Compliance Management from the University of Geneva in partnership with the Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG-Genève). Pascal Tourette has consequently acquired in-depth knowledge and solid practical experience in the surveillance of different players in the financial market (such as banks and other financial intermediaries) as well as in the compliance sector. Pascal Tourette has completed his training with a Masters degree in international, commercial and European law at the University of Sheffield (LL.M.), focusing on bankruptcy, economic criminality and company law. Pascal Tourette provides consulting services for various operators in the financial markets, such as banks, security traders and asset managers, with regard to compliance issues. His skills also encompass contract, civil and administrative law, as well as criminal economic law. He represents his clients before all administrative, criminal and civil courts and can work in French and English. Pascal Tourette is also teaching banking law and compliance matters, namely at the Institut supérieur de formation bancaire (ISFB), the Ecole Supérieure spécialisée en Banque et Finance (ESBF) and for VisionCompliance SA.