Danyelle Gerges is the Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) Regional Director for the Middle East based in Beirut, Lebanon. As part of her technical assistance portfolio, Ms. Gerges leads anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) efforts in Jordan. Since 2011, Ms. Gerges has worked with various regulatory, law enforcement and military agencies in Iraq, Jordan and the UAE on implementing risk-based supervision principles to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of money laundering and terrorism financing. She also works with local private institutions including banks, non-bank financial institutions, designated non-financial businesses and professionals, and non-governmental organizations to develop robust compliance programs and encourage the reporting of suspicious transactions.
With a background in human rights and development, Ms. Gerges has developed a unique, cross-cutting expertise that allows her to critically assess the impact of AML/CFT reforms. Prior to working with FSVC, Ms. Gerges spent several years working in economic development with FIAN International, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and as Local Coordinator with Oxfam Italia.
Ms. Gerges holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.