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Maurizio Varanese

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lalance_portret_varanese_newFollowing his training as a police officer at the Police Academy in Italy, Maurizio Varanese obtained a degree in Accounting and a doctorate in Political Science and Public Administration. In the Carabinieri in Italy, he became a criminal investigator in specialized crime units. In this position, he developed national operational, strategic and international competence in worldwide communication with other similar units.


Maurizio Varanese was seconded to Europol, The Hague, as a national expert on fighting organized crime, after which he became Deputy Head of the Europol unit dealing with forgery of money and other means of payment. Currently he is a specialist in the Italian Ministry of Interior’s Anti Racket Commission, responsible for strategic as well as management tasks.

International Expert assignments

Over the years, Maurizio Varanese has served as high-level technical expert on counterfeiting and fraud, and leader and coordinator of complex international (mafia) investigations. As an international lecturer and trainer he attended and chaired meetings and conferences on combating and preventing organized crime and corruption. He has also been a member of numerous European Commission missions to assess and monitor prospective EU member states, focusing on capacities in fighting corruption and organized crime.


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