Elias Alfille is a Senior Associate at the Financial Integrity Network, where he advises clients on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT), particularly in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prior to joining FIN, he was appointed Director General of International Cooperation at the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), where he was in charge complying, on behalf of the PGR, with international obligations contained in treaties and agreements and their respective working groups such as UNODC, FATF and OAS, among others. He also negotiated and executed international instruments in criminal matters, such as the USMCA and CPTPP, as well as treaties on extradition, mutual legal assistance and information sharing with several countries. During his appointment, he was country evaluator on anti-corruption by the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Within the PGR, Mr. Alfille was special assistant to the Attorney General; before that he was Deputy Attaché of the PGR at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States of America, where he was the head of the mutual legal assistance section.
Previously, he was the Attaché for Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing of the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) at the Embassy of Mexico in the U.S., where he developed, with U.S. authorities, public policies on preventing and combating cross-border illicit financial flows, as well as strengthening the financial systems of both countries. He also collaborated on high- priority joint money laundering investigations between the two countries.
Mr. Alfille began his career as a public servant at the UIF, where he focused on the Mexican financial system, as well as on the DNFBP sector. During his appointment, he was certified as an assessor by the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT).
He studied law at Universidad Iberoamericana and obtained his master’s degree in Corporations Law at Universidad Panamericana.
He was a tenured professor of law at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he taught courses on Constitutional Law, Civil Law and Business Law.