The Sub-Saharan Africa regional chapter is lead by Xolisile Khanyile and focuses on fighting financial crime in the Sub-Saharan region of the African continent.
The Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter is the newest regional chapter of the GCFFC and aims to become recognised as an expert group of thought leaders in Africa and a centre of excellence in fighting financial crime, including money laundering. The chapter recognises that fighting financial crime remains a key issue, that a number of African countries received poor FATF results, and that Africa further faces numerous financial crime threats from corruption, drug traﬃcking and organised crime, people smuggling, human traﬃcking, fraud and illegal wildlife trade.
The group has the aspiration to be a unique voice comprising true, deep expertise formulated from credible experts and practitioners, from the public and private sectors, think tanks & civil society with the aim of promoting best practices and improving the fight against all forms of financial crime and AML/ CTF frameworks.
Xolisile Khanyile is the former Head of the South African Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), and was previously the Egmont Chair. She has spent 28 years dedicated to fighting financial crime, supporting and guiding the efforts in combating money laundering, terrorist financing and assisting in the identification of proceeds of crime. She was responsible for the establishment of the first Public Private partnership in Africa known as the South African Anti-Money Laundering Integrated Task Force (SAMLIT) in 2019 and which has to date garnered much success and is recognised as best practice internationally.