Director-General, Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mauritius
Dr. Navin Beekarry is the Director-General of the ICAC, Mauritius. He is a lawyer and an expert in the fields of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, asset recovery and terrorism financing. He has a very rich career locally and has wide international experience having worked in many countries. He has worked for the IMF, World Bank, UNODC and the G20. He was the first Commissioner of the ICAC.
He has also been the Assistant Solicitor General and Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in Mauritius.
He holds a PhD in law from the George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA and an LLM from the London School of Economics, UK. He was a Visiting Scholar and Researcher at the Harvard Law School and Associate Fellow at the George Washington University Law School, USA.
He has undertaken a number of publications and contributed in numerous specialised journals and published a book on “Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance: Past and Current Challenges”.
Recently, the Director-General has been called upon to chair a Task Force, set-up following the publication of Drug Commission report, comprising members of other law enforcement agencies, to coordinate investigations on drug dealing offences involving corruption and money laundering and to ensure follow-up actions on recommended measures. He is also presently chairing a technical committee, set-up at the level of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, to review the legal and institutional framework to fight financial crimes in Mauritius more effectively in the context of evolution of financial crimes, both in scope and complexity.
He is also the Vice-Chair on the National Committee on AML/CFT working on the implementation of the recommendations made by the ESAAMLG in the Mauritius Mutual Evaluation Report 2018.
He has recently been largely involved in numerous projects regarding financial crimes and AML/CFT at country, regional and international level, including ESAAMLG, OECD, AfDB and UNODC.