Rebecca Obare

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Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism(AML/CFT)

Rebecca Obare is an anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regional advisor for Africa, for the IMF Legal Department. She is responsible for the follow-up of all the Thematic Trust funded technical assistance projects on AML/CFT matters, in Africa. She has participated in several IMF AML/CFT missions and other technical assistance missions for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining the IMF, she was the compliance officer at the Central Bank of Kenya where she also worked as a bank supervisor at the Bank Supervision Department for 15 years. Some of her key achievements in the field of AML/CFT include, being a member of the National Task Force that drafted the Kenyan AML/CFT National Strategy, the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act, and related regulations; and serving as the Chairperson of the anti-corruption working group at Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) for two years.