Joseph Mari is a Director within the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) at Scotiabank, overseeing investigatory operations related to capital markets, major investigations and transaction monitoring. Mr. Mari also serves as the Director of External Partnerships in the Financial Crimes Risk Management Division. In this role, Mr. Mari develops strategic partnerships with external stakeholders that seek to strengthen the bank's commitment towards sustainability initiatives. Additionally, Mr. Mari has acted as the lead coordinator for the Canadian financial industry led anti-sex trafficking public/private partnership, Project Protect, since its creation in 2015.
Mr. Mari is extremely experienced with public-private partnerships having worked with a variety of national and transnational institutions that include the US State Department, the Vatican, Public Safety Canada, and the United Nations. He is the recipient of a 2019 Community Member Award from the Toronto Police Service and Toronto Police Services Board. A subject matter expert for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and has been featured in multiple publications such as Forbes, the CBC and Coindesk.