Jean Phillipo-Priminta

Chief State Advocate
Ministry of Justice

Jean Phillipo-Priminta is an accomplished lawyer, seasoned prosecutor and an anti-money laundering and asset recovery practitioner. She is a Chief State Advocate in the Ministry of Justice in Malawi. She currently heads the Asset Forfeiture Unit in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, coordinating asset recovery work across law enforcement agencies in Malawi. She obtained her Ph.D and LL.M Degrees in Transnational Criminal Justice from the University of the Western Cape, Republic of South Africa and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. She specialised in the emerging fields of money laundering and asset recovery.

Jean is a member of Malawi’s National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Committee. She is a trained World Bank/ESAAMLG assessor of states’ compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Standards on combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. She is also Malawi’s contact point for the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of Southern Africa (ARINSA), and a World Bank trained trainer on money laundering, financial investigative techniques and asset recovery.