Horacio Pacheco

Director of IOSI Argentina


Mr. Horacio Pacheco was appointed director and has represented the Argentine IOSI office since 2023. He plays a pivotal role in regional activities, leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience in intelligence. Mr. Pacheco brings a vast network, expertise, and exceptional skills in intelligence gathering. In addition to his role at IOSI, Mr. Pacheco is also the CEO of Auditoria D.C., an Argentine company founded in 1969.

He has over 20 years of experience in analytical intelligence, business risk management, and professional services, focusing on preventing transnational organized crime and the global prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing. His expertise spans several domains: human resources, marketing, international trade, law, financial intelligence, strategic and analytical intelligence, geopolitics, and digital business.

Mr. Pacheco is a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Program (UNODC) graduate in Vienna, Austria. He has undergone professional training for stakeholders in implementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (SE4U) and its Review Mechanism. He is an expert member of the Global Initiative, an NGO based in Geneva, and serves on the Steering Committee of Net4u Americas, endorsed by the UNODC Civil Society Unit.

He is also an approved member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Cybercrime at the United Nations. Mr. Pacheco holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), School of Economics (1998). He is a Master of National Defense candidate at the Argentine National Defense University, with his thesis pending since 2017.

He holds a postgraduate degree in the Global Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing from UBA’s School of Law (2012), where he was part of the first graduating class. He attended a Bioterrorism and Technological Security symposium at the Argentine Federal Police Institute (2005). He completed a postgraduate International Marketing & Trade course at the Bank Boston Foundation International Trade Institute (2002). Mr. Pacheco has participated in update programs at UCA (Scholarship 2022) and the UN University of Peace & George Mason University (2022).