Robert C. Barchiesi
Robert (Bob) Barchiesi is President of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
In this role, Bob leads one of the world’s oldest and largest trade associations representing
exclusively the interests of over 250 companies concerned with trademark counterfeiting and
the related theft of intellectual property.
Mr. Barchiesi joined the IACC in 2008. Under his leadership, the organization has
experienced a 40% increase in the number of new member companies and a 180% increase
in revenue. Prior to his Mr. Barchiesi joined the IACC in 2008. Under his leadership, the
organization has almost doubled its membership and expanded its initiatives into Europe,
Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Barchiesi also spearheaded the development
of the IACC RogueBlock® initiative – a voluntary agreement and strategic partnership with
MasterCard, Visa Europe, Visa International, PayPal, Discover / PULSE / Diners Club,
American Express, MoneyGram and Western Union. The initiative focuses on combating
rogue websites and online marketplaces. He also led the launch of IACC MarketSafe, an
initiative with Alibaba and IACC to address counterfeit products on the company’s e-
commerce platforms, Taobao and TMall.
Prior to his appointment as the IACC President, Bob has had a distinguished career serving
in leadership positions at the Recording Industry Association of America, the New York City
Police Department and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of the Attorney General, and as the
Chief of Police in Crystal River, Florida.