Ronald K. Noble

Chairman

Ronald K. Noble is founder of RKN Global DWC-LLC, a risk management and business development firm enhancing the security of countries, their citizens, and businesses.
Between 2000-2014, Noble was elected three times (twice unanimously) to serve as Secretary General of INTERPOL – the world’s largest international police organization. He is the only official to have visited all of its 190-member countries. He is credited with transforming INTERPOL into a global, 24/7 enterprise–regularly deploying Incident Response Teams (IRTs) worldwide to confront serious crimes, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.
Ronald K. Noble is founder of RKN Global DWC-LLC, a risk management and business development firm enhancing the security of countries, their citizens, and businesses.
Between 2000-2014, Noble was elected three times (twice unanimously) to serve as Secretary General of INTERPOL – the world’s largest international police organization. He is the only official to have visited all of its 190-member countries. He is credited with transforming INTERPOL into a global, 24/7 enterprise–regularly deploying Incident Response Teams (IRTs) worldwide to confront serious crimes, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.

Highlights of Noble’s INTERPOL tenure include:

Building-up INTERPOL database searches from a few million to over 1 billion annually; Increasing arrests globally via INTERPOL by 600 percent;


Establishing the world’s only global database for passport and ID document screening by law enforcement beginning with less than 1,000 annual ID document screenings in 2002 and ending with more than 800 million annual ID document screenings in 2014;

Increasing INTERPOL Headquarter staff representation from 54 to over 100 countries;

Creating INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore to fight cyber-crime.

 

Between 1993-1996, Noble served as Assistant Secretary and then Under Secretary for Enforcement of the US Treasury Department, with direct responsibility for the US Secret Service, US Customs Service, FinCEN, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and other agencies. He was unanimously confirmed as Treasury Assistant Secretary by a Democrat controlled U.S. Senate in 1993 and then as Treasury Under Secretary by a Republican controlled U.S. Senate in 1995. He was elected President of the G-7-created Financial Action Task Force in 1995. Noble served in the US Justice Department as Assistant US Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 1984-1989.

Between 1996 and 2014, Noble was also a law professor at New York University; he became a fully tenured professor in 1999.

Between 1984 and 1989, Noble served first as an Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he had a 100 percent conviction rate in cases that went to trial and then served as a Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.

Noble received a BA from the University of New Hampshire in 1979 and Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School with distinction in 1982. He served as an Articles Editor on the Stanford Law Review and was elected President of his graduating class.

 

Between 1982 and 1984, Noble clerked for the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and received the highest evaluation ever given by Judge Higginbotham in 25+ years as a federal judge.

 

Noble was named Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour by France’s Nicholas Sarkozy; Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by the Vatican; Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang (Distinguished Service Order) by Singapore; Grand Officer, Military Medal of the Minstry of National Defense (Colombia); Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour by Côte d’Ivoire and was awarded the Hilal-e-Pakistan (Crescent of Pakistan).

 

From the US, Noble received the U.S Department of Treasury’s highest honor in 1996 and the Department of Homeland Security’s highest honor in November 2014. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in June 2016.