Rene Brülhart is the Chairman, non-executive President of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of the Holy See and the Vatican City State and owner of a consultancy firm. Previously, he acted as Director of AIF and advisor to the Holy See since September 2012. Before his appointment in the Holy See, he served as Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Principality of Liechtenstein for over eight years. He has worked with the Liechtenstein FIU since its creation in 2001, initially serving as its deputy director. From 2010 to 2012, he also served as Vice Chair of the Egmont Group, the global network of national Financial Intelligence Units. Rene received his law degree from the University of Fribourg and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Business Law from the Pallas Consortium, hosted by the Catholic University of Nijmegen.