David Lewis

Executive Secretary, FATF

David joined the FATF, following posts for the UK Government as Head of the Illicit FinanceUnit and Senior Policy Advisor at HM Treasury, and before that as a senior member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now National Crime Agency). He has a broad range of other experience from the public and private sector,including introducing the first fintech for global capital markets, to managing the digital product portfolio of the UK national mapping agency. Since2015, David has been responsible for leading the FATF Secretariat in bringing to bear the combined expertise of governments around the world to stop money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This includes work to monitor how money is being laundered and terrorist organisations are raising and accessing funds; to develop global standards, best practice and guidance to help governments mitigate new and emerging risks; and to assess the action taken by governments. It also includes providing training and support for officials from more than 200jurisdictions. As the first G20 Deputy for the FATF, David is the senior advisor to the G20 on AML/CFT; and he supports and advises the FATF President of the day in their role as the official FATF spokesperson and chair of theFATF plenary. David lives in Paris, has a BA (HONS) from the University ofPortsmouth, a MSc from Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the RoyalGeographical Society.

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