Born in 1953 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Eugenio Maria Curia has been an Ambassador to Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia and the permanent representative to the International Organizations in Vienna and is the current President of GAFILAT, the “Grupo de Acción Financiera de Latinoamerica” at FATF.
He became a Lawyer 1n 1973 having studied at the University of Buenos Aires – Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and joined the Argentine Foreign Service in March 1975. He has had many position in the Argentinian government, most important the Chief Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, the Head of International Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, Chief negotiator of the OCDE Convention against transnational bribery, Delegate to the International Criminal Court and Chairman of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Since 1994 involved in the issues of combating drug trafficking, organized crime, money laundering, terrorism, corruption, trafficking in persons, cybercrime, international legal cooperation, etc. at the bilateral, regional and international level. He has been a Consultant on money laundering (IMF) and on terrorism (TPB-UNODC) and Representative / /National Coordinator to the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF-GAFI, 2000-2005), and to the South American Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (GAFISUD, 2001-2005).
He has been a Professor of Public International Law at the University of Buenos Aires (1976-1993), at the Catholic University of Argentina (1992-2005) and Professor of Public International Law and of International Organizations at the Master Degree on International Studies at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2003-2005). He speaks five languages, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese as well as some basic Russian.