Atuweni Juwayeyi-Agbermodji is a member of the Malawi Bar Association. She holds a master’s in public international law and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She is currently pursuing a master’s in anti-corruption compliance and collective action with the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Laxenburg, Austria.
Juwayeyi-Agbermodji is the first officially appointed director general of the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) of Malawi. Before her appointment, Juwayeyi-Agbermodji served as both legal and policy advisor and acting director general of the Financial Intelligence Authority. She was instrumental in the establishment of the FIA in Malawi in 2007. In 2012, she led the FIA and other stakeholders through the process of Malawi completing its money laundering/terrorist financing risk assessment. She also led the process of amending Malawi’s anti-money laundering (AML) law in 2017. Her expertise includes the interpretation and application of the Financial Action Task Force’s International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation. In the past ten years, Juwayeyi-Agbermodji has had the opportunity to assess the AML and counter-terrorist financing regimes of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Zimbabwe and Madagascar. She served as the representative for the financial intelligence units (FIUs) in the eastern and southern Africa region at the EGMONT Group of FIUs from 2015 to 2017. She is currently serving on the ACAMS executive board for the southern Africa region.