European Anti-Fraud Office

Organisation and management

Organisation and management

OLAF organisation chart (last update: 01/09/2018)

OLAF Senior Management

Mr Ville Itälä - Director General

 Mr Mr Ville Itälä


Information on meetings held by the Director-General

Directorate A – Investigation I

EU Staff, Neighbouring countries and international organisations, Centralised expenditure, External aid

 Mr Dominik Schnichels

Mr Dominik Schnichels - Director - Biography

Directorate B – Investigation II

Trade customs, Fraud, Tobacco & Counterfeit goods, Agricultural & Structural funds

 Mr Ernesto Bianchi

Mr Ernesto Bianchi - Director - Biography

Directorate C – Investigation Support

Workflow management, Training & Communication, Operational analysis & Forensics, Legal advice

 Ms Beatriz Sans Redrado

Mrs Beatriz Sanz Redrado - Director - Biography

Directorate D – Policy

Policy development, Fraud prevention, Inter-institutional & External relations, Strategic analysis, Reporting, Joint operations, Hercule 

 Ms Hofmann

Ms Margarete Hofmann - Director - Biography


While it has an individual independent status in its investigative function, OLAF is also part of the European Commission, under the responsibility of Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner in charge of Budget & Human Resources.

A body of five outside experts - the Supervisory Committee - reinforce and guarantee OLAF’s independence by regularly monitoring the implementation of OLAF’s investigative function.