T. Raja Kumar


Mr. T Raja Kumar is the former President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which he helmed from July 2022 to June 2024. Under his watch, the FATF amended its Standards to enhance the transparency of legal arrangements, such as trusts, and greatly strengthened the standard on asset recovery. He also drove the strengthening of the FATF’s relationship and greatly enhanced the collaboration with the FATF-Styled Regional Bodies and with major strategic partners, including the IMF, World Bank, UNODC, INTERPOL and the Egmont Group amongst others. Raja also championed diversity and gender-related initiatives, and started the well-received “Women in FATF and the Global Network” initiative aimed at nurturing the next generation of women leaders across the globe.

Raja has a rich and unique blend of policy, operational and regulatory expertise and experience, having served in a range of senior leadership roles in policy making, international partnerships and engagements, law enforcement, white collar crime, criminal intelligence and regulator. He served as the Deputy Secretary (International) at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore, and before that as the first Chief Executive of the Casino Regulation Authority, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Policy), Director of Police Intelligence and Senior Deputy Director of the Commercial Affairs Department.

Raja read law at the National University of Singapore, and holds an M.Phil. (Criminology and Law) from the University of Cambridge. He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He was awarded the Public Administration Gold, Silver and Bronze medals by the Government of Singapore for his leadership and achievements, as well as the National Order du Merit (Chevalier) by the French Government.





T. Raja Kumar
FATF President 22-24 & Senior Advisor
Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore