Pele Gandy Williams

Officer in Charge Research, Policy & International Cooperation, RP&C


Academic Qualifications:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), 2010
  • Bachelor of Science (General), 2001
    Majors: Maths & Geography

Professional Certifications:

  • Professional Member of the International Compliance Association (MICA) with an ICA InternationaDiploma in Anti-Money Laundering (Advanced Level) (awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester), 2019.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2021. 
  • Joint GIABA-Egmont Group Regional Strategic Analysis Course
    Held from 15th January, 2018 to 19th January, 2018 in SALY, REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL.


Serving member of the Policy Review Group (PRG) of the Inter-Governmental Group Against Money-Laundering in West Africa (GIABA).  

Serving Chairman of the Financial Crimes Working Group (FCWG) in Sierra Leone, an inter-governmental agency committee responsible for AML/CFT awareness programs and capacity development amongst its representatives.  

Participated as a facilitator in the Sierra Leone component of the GIABA Study on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Arising from the Smuggling of Goods in West Africa in 2018.  

Served as an AML/CFT expert and lead facilitator in the training of participants at the “GiZ Resource Governance Programme National Training of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in the fight against precious minerals smuggling, money laundering and financing of illegal activities through artisanal and small scale mining (ASM)”. From 25th and 26th January, 2022 in Kono and From 2nd and 3rd February in Kenema. 

International Seminars/Training Courses

“Regional monitoring workshop to follow up on the activities of the kimberley process (KP)and artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) regional approach in the Mano River Union (MRU)”  

Held from 29 to 30 March 2022 in ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE 

“Regional validation workshop of the report on the diagnosis of the functioning of the AML/CFT/CPF Inter-Ministarial Committees (IMC) of the GIABA member states

Held on March 23, 2022 in DAKAR,SENEGAL (In-attendance Virtually) 

“Regional capacity building workshop on the development of regional counter
proliferation financing operational plan for 
GIABA Member states”

Held from 21st to 22ndMarch 2022 in DAKAR, SENEGAL (In-attendance Virtually)

“Regional stakeholders’ typology workshop on the outcomes of the typologies study on money laundering and terrorist financing related to illegal & informal currency exchange service providers in GIABA Member states” 

Held from 21st to 25th February, 2022 in ACCRA, GHANA

“The Annual typologies workshops of the GIABA Risk, Trends and Methods Group (RTMG) and the Policy Review Group (PRG) on Cybercrime and Training of Trainers (ToT) on risk assessment of proliferation financing and Virtual Assets Service Providers” 

Held from the 20th September, 2021 to 1st October, 2021 in ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE.

“GIABA-EU Regional Peer to Peer Exchanges and Mentorship Programme”

Held from 3rd July, 2017 to 7th July, 2017 in ABUJA, NIGERIA 

“Seminar on Investigation techniques in the fight against the use of false documents, financial fraud and on-line banking operations”

Held from 16th November, 2009 to 26th November, 2009 in GRAND BASSAM, COTE D’IVOIRE.

“Seminar on Inspection & Quarantine for Officials from African Countries”

Held from 1st April, 2009 to 21st April, 2009 in CHANGZOU, THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA.