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 2023 is M. Mohamed-Lemine DHEHBY.
M. Mohamed-Lemine DHEHBY
Mr. Mohamed-Lemine DHEHBY is the Governor of the Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM) since March 31. 2022.
Prior to his appointment as Governor, he was Minister of Finance from August 2019 to March 2022.
Before becoming Minister of Finance, he held several positions all related to his main areas of expertise: (Public Finance, acroeconomics, International Finance, Business Cycle and Forecasting).
He was successively Director of the Treasury on three occasions, Director in charge of the Cadastre (National Land Registry) and Domaine (Government Real Estate Assets), Director in charge of Economic Cooperation, Director of forecasting and Economic analysis; macroeconomic.
He was also Consultant at the Mauritanian Center for Policy Analysis and for many years and the Head of the Studies Department at the Budget Department.
Mr. DHEHBY holds a PhD from the University of Nice (France) in Economics and he received a dual degree (bachelor and master) from University of Nouakchott in Economics and English literature