Just weeks ahead of the much-anticipated Moneyval report on Monaco’s approach to money-laundering, Madame Sophie Thevenoux has been appointed Director of the Monegasque Financial Security Authority (AMSF).

She will take office on January 29 at the head of this independent administrative authority, recently created to replace SICCFIN, in order to continue the fight against money laundering, the financing of terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and corruption, the Monaco Government announced on Friday, January 26, in a press release.

She will bring her recognised skills and her long experience of economic and financial fields to the launch phase of the AMSF, as a new Director, currently being recruited, will succeed her next spring, the Administration added.

Madame Thevenoux previously worked within the Administration and held important positions in the Budget and Treasury Department from 1995 to 2005, then in the Department of Finance and Economy, until becoming Minister of Finance and Economy in 2009. She went on to occupy various Ambassador positions from 2011, notably in France and with the European Union.

“Her knowledge of international organisations and her mastery of diplomatic relations will be valuable assets in her new mission,” the Government added.

FILE PHOTO: Sophie Thevenoux represents Monaco at the signing of the Malta Treaty on fisheries

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service