Anton Bartolo is a lawyer by profession. He graduated from the
University of Malta in 1986 and following a period in private practice
he joined the legal department of a leading accountancy firm. In 1994 Dr
Bartolo moved to the Malta International Business Authority (now the
Malta Financial Services Authority) as a senior manager within the legal
unit and worked on the first anti-money laundering legislation in Malta.
In 1999 he was appointed Director for International Business and
subsequently Registrar of Companies, a position he occupied until the
end of 2011.
Anton Bartolo currently holds the position of
Director Enforcement within the Malta Financial Services Authority.
Anton Bartolo continued to retain responsibility for anti-money
laundering matters within the MFSA and for a number of years was a
member of the Joint Committee on Anti-Money Laundering. Upon the
establishment of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) in
2002, Dr Bartolo was appointed member of the Board of Governors. He is
currently the Deputy Chairman of the FIAU. Over the years Dr Bartolo has
been actively involved in providing advice to government on AML/CFT
matters and in the development of AML/CFT policies and legislation in
Malta. Anton Bartolo is the head of the Maltese delegation to MONEYVAL.
He has been a member of the Maltese delegation ever since the committee
was established in December 1997.
Dr Bartolo was first elected
Vice President of MONEYVAL in December 2009. He is also co-chair
(representing MONEYVAL) of the Europe Eurasia Regional Review Group
within the ICRG process of the Financial Action Task Force.