"You should never really have heard of me,” Howard Wilkinson, the Danske Bank whistleblower told attendees at the 31st Annual ACFE Global Conference on Monday.
“Something bad had happened in the branch. We all know bad things happen. A whistleblower reported it, internal audit investigated it, reported it to top management. And top management had taken the necessary action, made the necessary reports and done what needed to be done. You would have never heard of me. It didn't happen like that."
Wilkinson took attendees through the story of how he raised alarms about suspected money laundering in the Estonian branch of Danske Bank in 2014, only to be met with silence. Years later, when it was finally investigated, it was discovered that $230 billion had been laundered.