Rene Bruelhart is non-executive President of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of the Holy See and the Vatican City State and owner of a consultancy firm. Previously, he acted as Director of AIF and advisor to the Holy See since September 2012. Before his appointment at the Holy See, he served as Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Principality of Liechtenstein for over eight years. He has worked with the Liechtenstein FIU since its creation in 2001, initially serving as its deputy director.
From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Bruelhart also served as Vice Chair of the Egmont Group, the global network of national Financial Intelligence Units and from 2013 to 2017, he has been appointed as Member of the Auditing Board of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). Furthermore, he acted for many years as the coordinator of the task force on countering Terrorism Financing in Liechtenstein and as the Head of the Country’s delegation to Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, an associated regional body of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Mr. Bruelhart began his career in 1999 working with international law firms in Brussels and Zurich.
Mr. Bruelhart earned his law degree from the University of Fribourg and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Business Law from the Pallas Consortium, hosted by the Catholic University of Nijmegen.