Elisa de Anda Madrazo

Elisa de Anda Madrazo of Mexico began her two-year term as President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on 1 July 2024. She succeeded Mr. T. Raja Kumar of Singapore.

Ms. De Anda has over a decade of experience in leadership positions in the anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) sector.

Within the FATF, Ms. De Anda has been extensively involved in substantive work and has held most leadership positions, which grants her a deep knowledge of the FATF. Until June 2023, she held the position of Vice-President for three years. Previously she served as head of the Mexican delegation and co-led Mexico’s efforts for its Mutual Evaluation in 2016-2017. She was also Co-Chair of the Global Network and Co-ordination Group, which oversees the collaboration with and within the nine FATF-Style Regional Bodies, as well as with the observers of the FATF. Additionally, she has been a member of the Steering Group and chaired the Contact Group on Malaysia’s Membership Process.

Ms. De Anda currently serves as Director General in Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Elisa joined the Ministry in 2015. During her time there, she worked as a Senior Advisor for two Ministers of Finance, providing her with continuous involvement in high-level engagements and topics. She also served in the Financial Intelligence Unit, including a role as Head Attaché to the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. In her current capacity, Elisa supports the advancement and development of AML/CFT policies and fosters collaboration among AML authorities in Mexico.

Before joining the Mexican government, Elisa worked for the private sector as an associate at a law firm for over six years. She received her law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has a Master degree in Law (LLM, 2011) from Harvard Law School and a Master in Public Administration (MPA, 2015) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.