Denise Mazzolani is a criminal lawyer with extensive experience in handling criminal cases, including organized crime and cybercrime cases, at national and international levels. She served as Deputy Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit and Cybercrime Adviser at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna from May 2018. Previously she was the Head of the Security Co-operation Department at the OSCE Mission to Serbia. Before joining the OSCE in 2012, she practiced criminal law and worked for the UN and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as legal expert in the areas of criminal justice and security sector reforms in various parts of the world such as Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sri-Lanka, Nigeria and El Salvador. She holds a Master Degree in EU Policies and Laws and a Master Degree in EU International Humanitarian Action at the University of Bologna and Rome. She recently finalized the UNITAR-IPI Fellowship Programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy.