FATF Secretariat


FATF Executive Secretary

 Portrait photo Violaine Clerc

Violaine Clerc is the FATF Executive Secretary since 1 June 2022. 

In her role at the FATF, Ms Clerc is responsible for leading a Secretariat that works to bring together expertise from around the world to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This includes work to monitor how money is laundered and how terrorist organisations raise and access funds; to develop global standards, best practices and guidance to mitigate new and emerging risks, and to assess the action taken by governments to implement the FATF standards effectively. It also includes providing training and support for officials from FATF member countries and the nine FATF-style regional bodies.

She will also advise the FATF President and Vice President and be responsible to the FATF Plenary, the FATF’s governing body, and the FATF President.  She will work closely with the FATF’s 39 members and the nine FATF-Style Regional Bodies, whose members help make up the FATF Global Network of over 200 countries and jurisdictions. 

Ms. Clerc will also work with other international bodies, including the IMF, World Bank, United Nations, Egmont Group and the G20. 

Since 2016, the FATF has been present in G20 meetings of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, where the FATF Executive Secretary, as G20 Deputy, supports the President for the task force.

A French national, Violaine holds a post-graduate degree in political science from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and a post-graduate degree in Public Law from the University of Paris II “Panthéon-Sorbonne. 


FATF Deputy Executive Secretary


Vincent Schmoll is the FATF Deputy Executive Secretary. He also held a number of Senior Policy Analyst posts since joining the FATF Secretariat in 1998. Prior to his arrival at the FATF Secretariat he worked in strategic analysis area at the US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Vincent has extensive experience in the field of combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism, in particular as related to risk, method and trend analysis, conducting country assessments and outreach to FATF-style regional bodies.

A United States' national, Vincent Schmoll holds a BS (Languages) degree from Georgetown University.



FATF Secretariat

The FATF Secretariat is a highly motivated, multicultural and dedicated team of professional support staff and experts from all over the world. It brings together individuals from 15 countries, with 10 languages, and many years’ experience and expertise from law enforcement and intelligence agencies, financial intelligence units, policy advisors and the legal profession.

The Secretariat supports the substantive work of the FATF membership and global network.

FATF Secretariat Values


we are passionate about fighting money laundering and terrorist financing


always acting with integrity, honesty, objectivity and transparency is at the core of who we are and what we do


we respect and trust each other’s values, differences and contributions


together we are stronger and we make a difference


The Secretariat is located at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. Career opportunities at the FATF Secretariat are advertised and filled in accordance with the OECD procedures. For more information, see www.oecd.org/careers/

Funding for the FATF Secretariat and other services is provided by the FATF annual budget to which members contribute.