The Financial Intelligence Unit is administered by a Board which consists of a Chairperson and two other members. The Chairperson shall have served as a Judge of the Supreme Court or as a Magistrate, or has been a law officer or practised as a barrister, in Mauritius for at least 10 years. The two members must include one with substantial experience in the legal profession and substantial experience in the financial services sector.
The Chairman and Board members of the FIU are appointed by the President of the Republic of Mauritius on the recommendation of the Prime Minister made in consultation with the Leader of the Opposition as laid down under Section 12(2) of the Financial Intelligence and Anti- Money Laundering Act 2002.
The Board is responsible for the overall review of the FIU’s functions and policy formulation for implementation by the Director. It is also responsible for issuing instructions on the financial management of the FIU and considering the annual report of the FIU and report to the Minister on any related matters.