Edvardas Sileris

Edvardas Sileris

Head of the European Cybercrime Centre, Europol

Edvardas commenced as Head of the European Cybercrime Centre in July 2020. He is responsible for the central collation of criminal intelligence on cybercrime across the EU, supporting member state investigations into online child sexual exploitation, cyber-dependent crimes, non-cash means of payment fraud, and crime on the dark web. His Centre also collaborates closely with the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), a team of specialist cyber investigators embedded within EC3 from multiple countries. His teams at EC3 further provide digital and document forensic support in complex cases across EU, strategic analysis of threats and trends, liaison with industry, academia and non- law enforcement partners, prevention and awareness raising, and capacity building. 

 Before becoming Head of EC3, Edvardas was Deputy Police Commissioner General of the Lithuanian Police. He was also in charge of the Innovation Group within the Lithuanian police. From 2015 to 2020, Edvardas was a Member of the EUROPOL Management Board. Almost all his career in law enforcement he spent in the area of crime investigation (22 years).