Anti-money laundering agency gets full-fledged head

Ljubljana – The government has appointed Damjan Žugelj a full-fledged director of the Office for Money Laundering Prevention, after he has led it as acting head since 15 March. He will take over on 15 September for a five-year term, with the option of reappointment for another term.

Žugelj came to the office when his predecessor resigned after serving as acting director for nearly a year. He was selected as part of a call for applications published at the end of June.

Žugelj, who holds a PhD in law, previously served as director of the Securities Market Agency and director of the company publishing the Official Gazette.

He also worked in other managerial posts and acted as supervisor in several companies, the Government Communication Office said after Monday’s government session.