It is with deep regret that IACA and its staff have learned of the passing of Mr. Dimitri Vlassis. He played a crucial role in the establishment of IACA, was a member of its Frequent Visiting Faculty, and participated in numerous academic Defence Committees for master’s thesis.

Mr. Vlassis will always be remembered for his tremendous contribution, unwavering commitment, guidance and leadership in combating corruption globally. In particular, he was the Secretary of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the Chief of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Mr. Vlassis will be sorely missed by IACA. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Vlassis’s family, friends and the colleagues at the UNODC in this hour of grief.