Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL)



Dr 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.