InnovFest x Elevating Founders Speaker - Doug Witschi, Cybercrime Threat Response, INTERPOL
Cybercrime Threat Response, INTERPOL

Doug Witschi

With over three decades of criminal investigations experience at state, national, and international levels, Doug Witschi’s has expertise which spans cybercrime; counterterrorism; specialist investigations, including homicide and task force policing; and senior leadership roles taking responsibility for large organisational change programs, transnational criminal and intelligence investigations, and covert policing operations.


Seconded by Australia to INTERPOL Global Centre for Innovation in Singapore in August 2018, Doug was tasked to establish the Cybercrime Threat Response capability in INTERPOL. Facing the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, he led his team in responding to issues of ransomware attacks against hospitals and critical infrastructure across many countries around the world, and to targeted cyber scammers and cybercriminals that were using COVID-19 as a lure. Together they developed response and disruption strategies to mitigate the global threats being faced by many of the communities around the world.


In June 2020, Doug was tasked to reinvigorate INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Operations capability. He spends his time building productive and enduring relationships with member countries, private public partners, and other key stakeholders in the fight against cybercrime.