FIU gets new Director

first_imgThe Parliamentary Committee of Appointments came to a unanimous decision to appoint Matthew Langevine as the director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) within the Ministry of Finance.Matthew Edward Hugh LangevineLangevine’s appointment follows a recommendation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015, Act No.1 of 2015 to select and endorse persons for the appointment as the director, deputy director, attorney and accountant to the FIU.The FIU functions in collaboration with the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Finance in identifying and tracking persons fingered in financial illegalities.The Parliamentary Committee consists of government ministers, chairperson George Norton, David Patterson, Amna Ally, Annette Ferguson, Cathy Hughes, and PPP Members of Parliament Gail Teixeira, Dr Clive Jagan, Ganga Persaud, Bishop Juan Edghill.According to the Committee Report submitted to Parliament on Monday by Public Health Minister Dr George Norton, Langevine was shortlisted from a list of 17 candidates who applied for the position. The initial list of 17 candidates was shortlisted to three.It was decided that he was the most suitable person for the position. His selection is subsequent to several rounds of due diligence exercises and interviews.Langevine has worked in the local bank industry for several years. The last functional head of the FIU was Paul Ghir.The committee, which was also mandated to select a suitable candidate for the post of deputy director, decided on the current legal adviser Abiose Thomas.last_img read more