Francisco E. Thoumi

            Born in 1943, national of Colombia and the United States. Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. Senior member of the Colombian Academy of Economic Sciences and Corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (Spain).

           Has been a Professor at the University of Texas, Rosario University (Bogota) and California State University, Chico. Worked for 15 years in the research departments of the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank. Founder and Director, Research and Monitoring Center on Drugs and Crime, Rosario University (August 2004-December 2007); Research Coordinator, Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism; Coordinator for the World Drug Report, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna (August 1999-September 2000); Researcher, Comparative Study of Illegal Drugs in Six Countries, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva (June 1991-December 1992); Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (August 1996-July 1997); Research Coordinator, Research Programme on the Economic Impact of Illegal Drugs in the Andean Countries, United Nations Development Programme, Bogota (November 1993-January 1996).

           Author of two books and co-author of one on illegal drugs in Colombia and the Andean region. He has also edited three volumes and written over 60 academic journal articles and book chapters on those subjects.

           Member of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Observatory of Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean (since 2008) and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Organized Crime (2012-2014).

           Member of the International Narcotics Control Board (since 2012). Rapporteur (2012).  Member of the Standing Committee on Estimates (2013). Member of the Committee on Finance and Administration (2014).

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