|Juan Manuel Vega-Serrano (Spain)
FATF President 2016-2017
Mr. Juan Manuel Vega-Serrano from Spain assumed the position of President of FATF from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. He succeeded Mr. Je-Yoon Shin of Korea.
Mr. Vega-Serrano is the Director and CEO of SEPBLAC, Spain's Financial Intelligence Unit and AML/CFT Supervisory Authority.
Mr. Vega-Serrano joined the senior civil service in 1992. In 2001 he became Assistant Deputy Director General of the Treasury and began attending FATF meetings. In 2005, he was appointed Secretary of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering, from which he promoted a comprehensive revision of Spain's AML/CFT legal framework.
Mr. Vega-Serrano holds a Doctorate of Laws (PhD) and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economics. He has published several books and articles on financial regulation.