The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Priya Biseswar as executive manager for the Monitoring and Analysis division of the FIC, effective from 1 February 2023.

Adv Biseswar will oversee the Monitoring and Analysis division, which receives and analyses information and data to identify the proceeds of crime, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The division works closely with law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, other competent authorities and the private sector to combat financial crime and, provides support for investigations on request. The division’s work also contributes to enhanced international cooperation.

As a skilled criminal and civil litigator with more than 20 years of experience in high court litigation, Adv Biseswar was admitted as an Advocate in 2000. Her areas of expertise are in asset recovery and the unlawful activity of individuals and organisations that benefit from the proceeds of crime.

Prior to her appointment at the FIC, Adv Biseswar served as Special Director of Public Prosecution at the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). In this role Adv Biseswar was responsible for the national strategic and operational performance of the AFU.

She has regularly participated in and led numerous international asset recovery engagements on behalf of the NPA and has been instrumental in drafting South Africa’s country response to the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.