FIU Boss Appointed Director General For ECOWAS Anti-Money Laundering Group


Edwin W. Harris, Director General of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Liberia, has been appointed the new Head/Director  of ECOWAS anti-money laundering specialized group: Inter-governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering In West Africa (GIABA).

   Harris’ performance, visible achievements and competence in Liberia are a few of the reasons that triggered his appointment to serve as Director General for FIU institutions in West Africa.

   He recently traveled and met a team of experts, where he was professionally  interviewed and vetted  for the diplomatic  job, which led to his acceptance and appointment.

   Harris has a four-year tenure as the Director General of the specialized anti-money laundering body of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). GIABA announced his appointment  on July 19, 2022, after he was nominated  by the President of Liberia, His Excellency, George Manneh Weah.

   The top-notch Liberian financial investigator will be   assigned in Dakar, Senegal, where the ECOWAS specialized anti-money laundering body’s headquarters is located.

 Meanwhile, Suzi Carala Barabosa signed, on behalf of  the Council President, Harris’ appointment letter.

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