Peter Gallo is a lawyer admitted to practice in Scotland, Hong Kong and New York. He has an MBA and an LLM in International Criminal Law. He spent 19 years as an investigator based in Hong Kong, working on investigations in some of the most corrupt countries in Asia and was a leading authority on the identification and detection of money laundering.
More recently, he is more widely known for his criticism of the intestigative practives of the United Nations, where he was an investigator in the Office of Internal Oversight Services, Investigations Division in New York; the office that is supposed to investigate corruption, fraud and other criminality in the Organization.
After his insights and personal experiences there, he became an outspoken critic of the UN, and has now testified twice before US Congressional Committees on the Organization's failure to investigate internal corruption.
He was one of the founders of the group ‘Hear their Cries’ which was established specifically to fight the United Nations abuse of ‘privileges and immunities’ to protect UN staff members accused of child sex offences.
He has been quoted extensively in the international media and appeared on television in a number of countries worldwide. He was even featured in a French animated documentary film launched at the Luxembourg Film Festival in 2019. His recent book, 'Neither Protection nor New' is a critical analysis of the U.N.'s policies on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.