Eurasia Region

Regional Representative, Eurasia Region, 2021-2023

While counting just seven FIUs, our group belongs to the region of strategic importance in terms of supporting the global AML/CFT network, due to its mere scope and vast resources. Historically placed at the trading routes linking Europe and Mediterranean with Eastern, Southern and Central Asia, nowadays Eurasia enjoys the benefits of its geographic location, but also serves a transit zone for illicit drug and human trafficking and faces threats imposed by ISIL, affiliated terrorist groups and foreign terrorist fighters. Promoting synergy between the Egmont Group and the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) remains our priority for the near future. We are sure to benefit from localizing the Egmont best practices, expertise and training tools, while sharing some regionally developed operational techniques, methodology and research findings with the rest of Egmont Membership.