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Media Release Executive Appointment FIC Director
09 August 2023 | Media Release
  The Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorist and Proliferation Council is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Bryan Eiseb as the new Director of the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) effective 1 January 2024. The position of the FIC Director has been vacant since the appointment of Ms. Leonie Dunn, who was appointed the second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Namibia in January 2022. The appointment of Mr. Eiseb was made in accordance with the Financial Intelligence Act 13 of 2012, and he thus becomes the second Director of the FIC since its establishment in 2007.

The FIC is Namibia’s national center responsible for executing, amongst others Financial Intelligence Unit and Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorist and Proliferation Funding (AML/CFT/CPF) prevention and combatting functions. As per the Financial Intelligence Act, 2023 (FIA), the primary responsibility of the FIC is to maintain the integrity of the Namibian financial system by preventing abuse of the system for Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Proliferation Financing (ML/TF/PF) activities. By ensuring the successful execution of this mandate, the FIC contributes to the integrity and stability of the financial system.

Mr. Eiseb's extensive experience in law enforcement coupled with his experience and extensive network within the criminal justice system, combined with his past role as Director of Exchange Control and Legal Services in the Bank of Namibia, make him the ideal candidate to head Namibia’s financial intelligence unit.

The Council wishes him well in the new role.

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