Channing Mavrellis is the director of Global Financial Integrity’s program on illicit trade, focusing on the intersection of illicit financial flows, transnational crime, and trade. She also oversees the GFTrade program, GFI’s proprietary trade misinvoicing risk assessment tool.
Her March 2017 report, Transnational Crime and the Developing World, explores 11 different criminal markets: their value, dynamics, impacts on developing countries, and emerging trends. In 2018, she and Christine Clough co-authored the GFI report Illicit Financial Flows and the Illegal Trade in Great Apes, which examines the illicit finance and business behind the trafficking of great apes. She has a Master of Arts in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, where she pursued coursework on transnational organized crime and terrorism. Prior to joining GFI, Ms. Mavrellis worked in banking, and has taught in South Korea and Morocco. Ms. Mavrellis has a Graduate Certificate in French Translation from American University and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Mavrellis is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).