FIA Leadership

FIA Leadership


Director General

Dr. Jean Phillipo-Priminta is a member of the Malawi Bar Association. She holds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention obtained from the University of the Western Cape, Republic of South. She also holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention obtained from the same University and Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) (Honours) from the University of Malawi.

Dr. Priminta was appointed as the Director General of the FIA by the State President in May 2022 and was confirmed by the Public Appointments Committee on 26 May 2022. Before her appointment, Dr. Priminta was working with the Ministry of Justice under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions as Chief State Advocate and Director of Asset Forfeiture Unit. While with the Ministry of Justice, she was instrumental in prosecution of high profile cases on money laundering and other financial crimes in the country. Her expertise includes the interpretation and application of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Standards on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation (AML/CFT/CFP). She was one of the assessors for the Republic of Angola in 2022 on the country's compliance with the FATF Standards.

Further, she is the Co-Chair of the Malawi's National Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing Committee since May 2022 and Contact Point for the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for Southern Africa (ARINSA) since 2019, among others.

Mr. Vincent Chipeta

Deputy Director General