President Weah Appoints New Director General at Financial Intelligence Unit

Friday, 11th October 2019

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Monrovia, Liberia:  His Excellency, President George Manneh Weah, has appointed Mr. Edwin Harris as Director General of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).



Mr. Harris replaces Mr. Alex Cuffy whose tenure expired few months ago. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Honorable Liberian Senate where applicable.



Mr. Harris holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts; and brings More than eight (8) years of progressive work experience in the regulatory agency, Anti-corruption and Anti-Money Laundering consultancy.

 

He has skills and broad knowledge in policy formulation, Research and other anti-corruption strategies from the public and private sectors. He also has vast knowledge and understanding of the Patriot Act, European Union Directives, UK Bribery Act and other International Protocols on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing.


Additionally, Mr. Harris, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); is a candidate for Master of Science (MSC) in Financial Crimes and Compliance Management at the Utica College, Utica, New York.


His Excellency and Government of Liberia have no doubt that his institutional knowledge as lead consultant of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) (2012 – 2014) coupled with his educational and impeccable experience in Countering Terrorist Financing, Anti-Money Laundering and the  financial sector as a whole will play a vital role in advancing the principles of the institution.