Louis de Koker is a Professor of Law at the La Trobe Law School. His research in the past few years has focused on managing the relationship between financial inclusion and anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing objectives, especially in relation to customer data. He has undertaken various Deakin University research engagements with the bodies such as the World Bank and AusAID and has worked closely with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and with the Financial Integrity Working Group of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). This work extended to a range of developing countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Namibia, Nigeria, the Ukraine and Palau.
In addition to his position at the La Trobe Law School, he is the Program Lead: Law and Policy of the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre. He is also a Professor Extraordinarius in Mercantile Law at the University of the Free State and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.