Ms. Noora Bahar is the Director of Operational Support Department at Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU). She has 16 years of experience in International Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT). She is a holder of two master’s degrees which are Master of Science – Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption Studies from The University of Portsmouth (UK) and Master of Laws (LLM) - Corruption, Law, and Governance from The University of Sussex (UK).
In her various roles within the sector, she has been responsible for providing targeted legal advice, oversee organizational governance, strategize, and develop policies aligned with international best practice and global benchmarks. She was a Committee Member of the Egmont Group (a global body of 165 member FIUs) and the first Qatari female to Chair the Egmont Policy and Procedures Working Group (PPWG) leading an assembly of member FIUs and affiliated bodies.
Ms. Noora Bahar is a Certified United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) assessor by the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA). In 2012, she has served as a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation assessor and undertook an assessment of Sudan in 2013. She is also a member of Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) Executive Alumni (2022).