Albert Lihalakha, Head of the IIU a.i.
Albert Lihalakha is the Head of the Independent Integrity Unit, a.i. of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), effective 01 November 2022 by virtue of Board decision GCF/B.34/26. He has over 15 years of international experience in the public and private sectors, conducting and managing investigations into misconduct, fraud, corruption, and high-technology crimes.
He has long served to reinforce integrity values and bolster ethical practices in business conduct in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.
At GCF, Albert has been instrumental in transforming the effectiveness of investigative responses and instituting mechanisms that proactively mitigate integrity risks while supporting relevant stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Fund, Albert worked in a senior capacity at Saudi Aramco’s specialised security and investigations division in Saudi Arabia. He served as Principal Forensic Officer at the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department of the African Development Bank in Tunisia, where he investigated misconduct and other sanctionable practices. In the United States, Albert worked as a Risk Advisory Services Manager at KPMG, where he assisted organisations to prevent, detect, and respond to the theft of intellectual property and other financial crimes.
He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a master’s degree in International Criminal Law and Justice and a Master of Science in Information Systems.