Head of FIU

Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani

Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) since 2004. He began his professional career with the Supervision and Control Department at Qatar Central Bank from 1993 to 2004, to become the first Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, a national centre responsible for receiving and analyzing Suspicious Transaction Reports from financial institutions and DNFBPs, as well as any other information related to money laundering, associated predicate offences, and terrorism financing, and for disseminating, spontaneously or upon request, the results of that analysis to competent authorities.

Sh. Ahmed has an extensive experience in financial information, money laundering and terrorism financing, in addition to regulatory and supervisory matters. Since QFIU establishment in 2004, he was the first to enhance QFIU protective role, along with detection and technical investigation roles, and has contributed in the launch of a number of projects of the control strategy such as the national risk assessment. Being the Head of QFIU, he also helped in the legislative amendment to Law No. (4) of 2010 on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing and updated relevant Law No.(20) of 2019.

His Excellency is known for his constant concern and commitment to support competent national authorities, international bodies and counterparts, and is always keen to hold and actively participate in regional and international seminars, conferences and working groups related to AML/CFT field.

Positions: Member of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), and was a member of the Egmont Committee, co-Chair and Regional Representative of the Asia Group and member of the Finance Reference Group at the Egmont Group.

Academic Achievement: H.E. holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Qatar University since 1993.