René Brülhart

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René Brülhart (born 1972) is a Swiss lawyer from Fribourg,[1] who currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of Vatican City. He is the first lay person serving in this position.

Brühlhart was raised in Düdingen and studied law at the University of Fribourg between 1993 and 1997.[2] Before being nominated President of the AIF by Pope Francis on 19 November 2014, he served as the director of the same institution since November 2012 (nominated by Pope Benedict XVI). From 2004 to 2012 he headed Liechtenstein's financial intelligence unit which was elected by the Plenary to act as Vice-Chair of the Egmont group from 2010 to 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "Vatican Hires Rene Bruelhart, Liechtenstein Anti-Money Laundering Guru". Huffington Post. November 9, 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ Minder, Andreas (April 2014). "Ein heisser Stuhl im Vatikan" (PDF). Universitas (in German). University of Fribourg: 28–30. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Financial Information Authority Appoints New Director and Executive". Vatican Information Service. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
Government offices
Preceded by
Giorgio Corbellini
President of the Financial Information Authority
19 November 2014 – present