Germany assumes FATF Presidency

Dr. Marcus Pleyer of Germany assumed the position of President of the FATF on July 1st, 2020. The German Presidency will be the first two-year Presidency since the FATF’s members adopted its revised mandate in April 2019. Dr. Pleyer presented his objectives for the Plenary period (July 2020 - June 2022) to the June 2020 Virtual Plenary.

During the German Plenary years, the FATF will prioritise work in the following areas:

  1. Digital Transformation of AML/CFT
  2. Financing of ethnically or racially motivated terrorism
  3. Money laundering and migrant smuggling
  4. Environmental crime
  5. Illicit arms trafficking

Ms. Elisa de Anda Madrazo of Mexico will serve as Vice-President of the FATF from July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2021.