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Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq

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Dr. Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, is a financial expert, policymaker, and academic with three decades of experience in financial management, accounting, and analysis. Since being appointed as CBI governor in 2014, he has helmed a number of anti-corruption and counterterrorism efforts, including as chief implementer of Iraq's new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) legislation (2015) and as a major contributor to the National Strategy for Combating Corruption (2017). He also heads two national oversight bodies -- the Anti-Corruption Council and the AML/CFT Council -- and is the focal point for cooperation with the Counter-ISIL Finance Group (CIFG).

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