The MENAFATF Plenary elects
from amongst its members; the President and Vice President with
expertise in the areas of combating money laundering and terrorist
financing who will remain in the position for one year, provided that
the President and Vice President are not from the same country.
The current President for 2018
is H.E. Abdul Hafiz MANSOUR, The Vice Chair, EGMONT Group, The current
Executive Secretary is Mr. Alwaleed ALSHEIKH from Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. The Secretariat is headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
H.E. Abdul Hafiz MANSOUR, The Vice Chair, EGMONT Group, The President of MENAFATF.
H.E. Abdul Hafiz MANSOUR was appointed as the Secretary General of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC), the FIU of Lebanon on June 1st 2010. He was elected in July 2017, for the second time as the Egmont MENA Regional Representative and Vice Chairman for the Egmont Group..
Before joining the SIC, he held senior managerial positions including Chairman – General Manager, and Board Member of banking, insurance, investment, and real estate investment companies. The most recent were Chair of Board Audit Committee in 3 banks in Lebanon and Board Member of Solidere (Beirut Central District Reconstruction Company).
For intermittent periods, Mr. Mansour held advisory positions to their excellences the Prime Ministers and Minister of Finance of Lebanon.
He started his career life in public accounting working for Arthur Anderson, and Deloitte. Later on he worked with the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon.
He was a lecturer in finance, accounting and auditing at the American University of Beirut, and was a technical trainer in Deloitte regional training programs.
Mr. Mansour’s educational background combines both business and law. He earned his MBA and BBA from the American University of Beirut, and his LLB from Alexandria University and Beirut Arab University.
He is a CAMS and a founding member of the Lebanese Certified Public Accountants Association (LCPA).
On social responsibilities, Mr. Mansour is member of the Board of Trustee of the American Community School at Beirut, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Makassed Philanthropic Association in Lebanon.
H.E. Mr. Alwaleed ALSHEIKH was appointed as the Executive Secretary of MENAFATF starting from 1st of Jauary 2017. He is currently leading the MENAFATF Secretariat, which is headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mr. ALSHEIKH has a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK, and worked previously in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency as Director of Banking Supervision Department.