David Lewis

Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force

David Lewis joined the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as its executive secretary in November 2015, following posts for the U.K. government as head of the Illicit Finance Unit and senior policy advisor on money laundering and terrorist financing at HM Treasury, and before that as a senior member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now National Crime Agency).

As executive secretary, Lewis is responsible for leading the FATF Secretariat, coordinating and delivering the work of the FATF on money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism and proliferation of WMD. This includes work to understand risks, trends and methods; to develop global policies, best practice and guidance; to oversee the program of evaluations of FATF members; and to support the development of the global FATF network that today includes 205 jurisdictions. Under the Japanese Presidency of the G20 in 2019, Lewis served as the G20 Deputy for the FATF.