Dr. Marcus Pleyer

Former FATF President; Deputy Director General,
Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)
Dr. Marcus Pleyer

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Biography

Dr. Marcus Pleyer served as the first 2-year President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 1 July 2020 till 30 June 2022, after having been FATF Vice-President (July 2019–June 2020) and Head of the German delegation to FATF (2016–July 2019). In his national role, he serves as Deputy Director General in Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance with responsibilities for policy development and international engagement pertaining Anti- Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism & Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT, CPF), Financial Sanctions, Digital Finance including Payment Services and Cyber Security. He sits on the board of governors of the Germam Development Bank for Agribusiness and of the Foundation for Financing the Disposal of Nuclear Waste and is a member of the Steering Group of the World Economic Forum Digital Currency Governance Consortium in Davos, and the FinCyber Advisory Group of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C.