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John Schmidt, MSc

John Schmidt, MSc is Team Leader, Strategic Research and Analysis, at FINTRAC, Canada’s FIU.
John is responsible for strategic and policy-relevant analysis, focusing on financial intelligence, at FINTRAC, Canada’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing financial intelligence unit (FIU). He completed BSc and MSc degrees in Psychology at the University of Alberta.
His experience has included working for the Alberta Attorney General’s Department, 1977–1988, University of Canberra, 1988–1989, Australian Attorney-General’s Department, 1989–2000, AUSTRAC (Australia’s FIU), January to April 2000, and FINTRAC, 2000 to present, first as the Manager, Strategic Planning, then in the development and operation of FINTRAC’s strategic analysis unit. This included a five-year secondment to the Integrated Threat (now Terrorism) Assessment Centre (ITAC), 2006–2011.
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