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Picking up the pieces

Recent developments in the 1MDB scandal

1MDB was set up as a state fund to drive new investment in Malaysia, but investigators say the money went elsewhere.

After Malaysia’s government set up a ‘special taskforce’ to investigate 1MDB, prosecutors agreed a $107.3 million settlement in the case in May this year.

In this Q&A style webinar, Dickon Johnstone (CEO, Themis) interviews Bradley Hope, investigative journalist and co-author of the international bestseller “Billion Dollar Whale”, to explore the latest fallout from the 1MDB case.

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Meet the speakers


Dickon Johnstone


Dickon is the Chief Executive Officer for Themis. His professional mission is to foster wider awareness and understanding of the detrimental impacts that financial crime has on businesses and on our society.  

Before joining Themis, Dickon held a number of senior positions in banking including as the CEO of First Abu Dhabi Bank in the UK. He has over 18 years of banking and consulting experience with First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Finance, Barclays & Accenture and has worked and travelled extensively in the Middle East, as well as France, America & Hong Kong.

Dickon is a committed Financial Crime professional and has extensive first-hand experience of what it takes to develop and lead positive and sustainable AML cultures across complex organisations as well as building out comprehensive anti-financial crime frameworks, systems and controls.  Dickon holds an ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh.

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Bradley Hope

Investigative Journalist

Bradley Hope is a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal based in London. He was formerly a correspondent in New York, covering exchanges and market structure. Before that, he was based in Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Beirut, where he covered the Arab Spring uprisings.

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