Mr. Billingslea of the United States assumed the position of President of the FATF on 1 July 2018. He succeeded Mr. Santiago Otamendi of Argentina.

Mr. Billingslea serves as the US Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary heading the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. In this role he is responsible for policy development and international engagement pertaining to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.

Previously, Mr. Billingslea served as a Managing Director at Deloitte, responsible for its Federal Business Intelligence Services group, where he provided due diligence services for a wide range of Federal clients and Fortune 500 companies. He specialized in investigating beneficial ownership structures, and advising businesses on the legal and regulatory risks associated with third party transactions.

In addition to the Treasury Department, Mr. Billingslea has more than a decade of service in a number of positions within the Federal Government, including as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy; NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy. He also served as Senior Professional Staff Member for National Security Affairs on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Billingslea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Tufts University. He has been decorated with the Cross of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia; the Knight’s Cross by the President of Poland; and the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Czech Republic. He has been awarded the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by the US Secretary of Defense, and by the US Secretary of the Navy with the Distinguished Public Service medal.

See also:

Annual Report 2018-2019

An overview of the FATF's achievements under the Presidency of Marshall Billingslea of the United States 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019.
Cover annual report 2020-2021