Pierre-Luc Pomerleau currently leads the National Bank of Canada’s Financial Crime and Corporate Security division, including cyber and fraud investigations, data analytics, corporate and physical security, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing teams. Since the beginning of this career, he has worked for three different financial institutions, and he has more than 15 years of management experience. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Group in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Georgia State University and an adjunct in cybersecurity at Polytechnique Montreal Technological University.
Pierre-Luc holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security and Leadership Policy from Northcentral University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), and an undergraduate degree in criminology from the University of Montreal (Canada). Pierre-Luc also holds various professional certifications covering financial crimes, cyber-investigations, and global security such as the CPP, PSP, PCI, CFE, CAMS, CCCI, and CFCI certifications.
His research interests are in criminology and sociology, emphasizing public-private partnerships to protect critical infrastructures from cyber-threats, homeland security, security governance, corporate social responsibility, and financial crime management. By working with the Georgia State University Evidence-based cybersecurity research group of scholars and students, his objective is to produce and contribute to empirical evidence and provide systematic reviews of existing research. His subject-matter contributions will allow identifying tools and best practices to prevent the development and progression of cyber-dependent crimes against private companies and society as a whole.