Michael Topolnytsky

Michael Topolnytsky


Institute of Intergovernmental Relations

Queen's University


Michael Topolnytsky earned his BA (Hon) in Political Science from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD and conducts research in organizational resilience and risk management. He is currently exploring the institutional effectiveness of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing efforts, with a focus on illicit resource flows through financial markets linked to political influencing and corruption in emerging markets, particularly Europe. Next to a professional career that has seen him serve as finance director in charge of compliance for a German unit of the Mercer group, Michael has been supporting anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine led by local and international civil society actors.