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Ms. Diana Radoane, CFE

Director
CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER

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I am a business strategist, tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, author of a science book, and professional specializing in Strategy Development and Execution, Corporate Governance, Performance Management and KPIs, A.I. ethics, Risk Management systems, Anti-Corruption programs, and Anti-Bribery systems, with a passion for science and R&D.

In 2019 I began my journey into the world of anti-corruption, driven by an unwavering belief in justice and a desire to combat the injustices and inequities caused by systemic corruption. Driven by this passion, I embarked on a mission to expose and eradicate this harmful practice from the world stage.

In December 2022, I stumbled upon the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) manual, a comprehensive guide to the intricacies of fraud detection and prevention and decided to study its 2,000 pages of insightful information. As I delved into the world of fraud examination, a thought ignited within me: why not formalize this newfound knowledge by pursuing the CFE certification?  With this in mind, I enrolled in the CFE certification program, a rigorous three-month challenge that would test my knowledge and dedication.

Undeterred by the demanding nature of CFE challenge, I structured my study regimen around a week of focused preparation for each exam module. This disciplined approach paid off, and I successfully passed all four exams on my first attempt, scoring over 96% on each.

While my initial goal was to achieve a perfect score, and probably I could have attained a higher score (those 2 or 4 remaining points to 100) with a few additional days of study, I made a conscious decision to prioritize practical action over academic perfection. I recognized that my time and expertise could be more effectively utilized by focusing on real-world solutions to address the widespread issue of global public procurement fraud.

With this newfound determination, I shifted my focus to investigating the $1 trillion in annual global public procurement fraud and developing effective anti-corruption strategies to combat it.

In June 2023, I published a comprehensive report titled "Anti-corruption Systems for a Meritocratic Democracy," which outlined practical solutions and legal reforms to address public procurement fraud and promote a more equitable society. A PDF version is available at: https://www.strategie-anticoruptie.ro/_files/ugd/6614a5_50810b3e7b1f4ef084de8ee4ee7e6cca.pdf

 

Furthermore, I sent a detailed letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, highlighting the urgent need for international cooperation to combat public procurement fraud and its detrimental impact on global development. Link: https://6614a5a4-591e-4bab-a4d1-38dceac00ee7.usrfiles.com/ugd/6614a5_ea56f70b1623438e92b3977218703a0d.pdf

In January 2024, I presented four specific cases of public procurement fraud totaling hundreds of millions of euros to the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO). 

All these were pro-bono cases. 

Alone, I cannot bring about the necessary change and effectively combat these organized criminal groups and white-collar mafia networks that have captured governments and amassed over EUR 200 billion annually through public procurement fraud and another EUR 200 billion through tax optimization schemes only at the EU level. Therefore, independent anti-corruption groups (civil society), authorities, and the international consortium of investigative journalists must join forces to continue the investigations, share information, and coordinate their efforts to dismantle these networks and bring those responsible to justice. Only through a united front can we overcome the pervasiveness of corruption and restore integrity to public institutions.

Currently, my focus lies in developing frameworks to address systemic corruption and human rights violations caused by high-level corruption. Systemic corruption disproportionately disadvantages communities and individuals (sometimes encompassing up to 90% of a country's population when the nation is plundered by a corrupt ruling “fake” elite – high treason) by denying the citizens their equitable share of the wealth generated from their country's resources. Instead, these profits are diverted to corrupt individuals, leaving the population to bear the brunt of pollution, environmental degradation, and natural disasters triggered by unchecked exploitation. This exploitation is further compounded by overtaxation, inflation, and mounting debt per capita, while public funds collected by robbing these people are surreptitiously siphoned off through fraudulent procurement practices, enriching corrupt individuals who amass vast fortunes through illicit means.

To address this injustice, I decided to develop Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) specifically designed to measure the Human Rights Violations arising from systemic corruption. This data can then be used to demand compensation for the victims of corruption.

When $ 2 trillion is lost yearly to corruption (from which $1 trillion to public procurement fraud) and another 1.5 trillion to tax dodging schemes – more must be done. 

Now, my mission is to use my interdisciplinary skills to partner with the right people and develop an integrity tech and A.I.-powered, integrated data platform to tackle public procurement fraud and systemic corruption.

Education

SDG Academy
Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet; Sustainable Development. Score 100 out of 100
2023 To 2023

UNODC
Understanding Transnational Organized Crime
2023 To 2023

UNODC
Advanced Anti-Corruption: Prevention of Corruption. Score 10 out of 10
2023 To 2023

WIPO
Intellectual Property course and certification, 2022
2022 To 2022

Ministry of Education
Certified expert in preventing and combating Corruption, 2022
Anti-corruption & Anti-bribery Management System (ISO 37001:2016)
2022 To 2022

SDG Academy
SDGs - Measuring Sustainable Development. Score: 100 out of 100
2022 To 2022

Ministry of Education
Bucharest, Romania
Certified Trainer and Coach, 2019
Training and Coaching
2019 To 2019

MIT
Executive Education, Artificial Intelligence, 2019
Artificial Intelligence. Computer Vision, Machine Learning, NLP, RPA, A.I. strategy, A.I. roadmap. Grade: Excellent
2018 To 2019

HBS & Palladium Group
Executive Education, 2013
Strategic Management. Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard certified
2012 To 2013

The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Master of Business Administration, 2010
Business Administration, Strategy
2008 To 2010
Dissertation: Strategic Management and Balanced Scorecard

The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
B.Sc., 2008
Commerce and Economics. Grade: 10 out of 10.
2004 To 2008

The Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK
Advanced Diploma in International Taxation, Paper I. Grade: 100

Council of Europe
Data protection and privacy rights - course & certification, 2022

Interests

  • Computer or Technology-based Crime
  • Contract and Procurement Fraud
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Risk Management

Job History

Owner & Administrator - private practice (strategy, anti-corruption, AI, R&D)
March 2019 - present

Writer, Author
March 2018 - September 2020

Strategy Advisor/ Director
United Arab Emirates
August 2017 - March 2018

Consultant - Strategy Manager
February 2007 - August 2017