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Dr Pauline Saliba

Dr Pauline Saliba

Professional Experience

Dr Pauline Saliba is the Executive Secretary of the National Coordinating Committee on Combating Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism (NCC). Dr Saliba has a long-standing career within the public sector. After spending fifteen years in the Economic Policy Department of the Ministry for Finance, in 2019, Dr Saliba took a position as a senior manager within the NCC Secretariat.

In 2020, Dr Saliba was promoted to Chief Economics Officer and held this position until she took her role as Executive Secretary and Head of the Secretariat in February 2023. With regards to educational achievements, Dr Saliba primarily graduated from the University of Malta in 2003 with a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics.

Subsequently, she read her Master of Science degree in Development Finance at the University of London, where she graduated in 2006. In 2018, Dr Saliba defended her doctoral thesis entitled “The Role of the EU's Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Fostering Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries.” 

From then on, Dr Saliba has participated in several training and outreach events in Malta and internationally related to anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing and countering proliferation financing, and targeted financial sanctions evasion-related risks.

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