Advisory Board Chairman
Angelo Bani joined the Italian National Police in 1986 as a Police Constable and had moved up the ranks to become a Police Senior Chief Inspector within Criminal Investigation Depts, and working at the Central Directorate of Criminal Police in Rome, seconded to the INTERPOL, International Criminal Police Organisation as a Criminal Intelligence Officer. He was Manager of the INTERPOL Counter Terrorism Fusion Task Force within the Public Safety and Terrorism sub directorate, dealing with terrorism and counter terrorism information in the Asian-Pacific region. (FTF project Pacific). He was also appointed as a Counter Terrorism Capacity Building Officer for Asia and Africa within the INTERPOL Capacity Building and Training Directorate.
He has spent several years as Specialised Officer at the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon (France), dealing with border management projects and before at a United Nation specialised Agency in Rome as Security Assistant. He was previously Head of Detective Units at the Italian National Police Criminal Investigation departments.
His international experience with INTERPOL includes investigative missions in India, Iraq, Pakistan, Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, Thailand, Colombia and Salvador. He represented INTERPOL at a number of international conferences, organised training courses in the Asia- Pacific region and Central Africa and published a restricted secure website related to CT information and OSINT for the use of CT Officers and analysts.
During the years 2010 and 2011, he was invited as instructor and course mentor in the Counter Terrorism Program organised by the Australian Federal Police for the benefit of the Special Department of Investigation of the Ministry of Justice in Bangkok, Thailand and units of the Royal Thai Police, following during the years 2012 - 2021 as law enforcement trainer within specific SE Asian regional programs of UNODC and IOM. During the last 9 years Mr. Bani was also a visiting lecturer at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at NTU University in Singapore in the frame of their Terrorism Analysts Course.
He has a technical diploma in Hotel Management and completed his studies at the Italian National Police School and the Italian National Police Academy. He owns a certificate on Terrorism Studies from Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, the University of St. Andrews, UK, and a certified course on Political Philosophy at Oxford University, UK. He obtained an MSc on International Criminal Justice from University of Portsmouth, UK, and a second Masters in Strategic Studies at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
He is a former member of the International Counter Terrorism Officer Association of New York and the Foreign Anti-Narcotic and Crime Community of Bangkok.
Currently, Mr. Bani is the Director of Protective Intelligence Network in Singapore, and security advisor for major organisations in Europe.