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Term Renewal of MENAFATF Executive Secretary
Published Date
07 May 2012

Mr. Adel Al Qulish

The 15th MENAFATF Plenary meeting held in Jeddah Hilton in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the period from 28 to 30 April 2012 has decided to reassign Mr. Adel Hamad Alfaiz Al Qulish, representative of the Saudi Arabia, as MENAFATF Executive Secretary for a third term of 4 years from 2013 to 2016.

It is worth to mention that Mr. Al Qulish has been selected at the end of 2004 to hold the position of the first Executive Secretary and to chair the MENAFATF Secretariat, which is located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Al Qulish began his career in the private sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and later joined the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) in the department of banking control.

The renewal decision issued by the 15th plenary was taken based on the request of all member countries as an appreciation for the great and continuous efforts Mr. Al Qulish has exerted in accomplishing many remarkable achievements and successes since the MENAFATF establishment in 2004; which had all its effect in assisting member countries in reinforcing their commitment to the international AML/CFT standards.