Mr. Ahmed Buckley

Mr. Ahmed Buckley

UN Expert, Sanctions- Counterterrorism
United Nations


Ahmed El Buckley is an independent expert serving on the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team supporting the UN Security Council 1267 Sanctions Committee on ISIL and Al-Qaida.

Within the Monitoring Team, he co-designed and delivered trainings on sanctions implementation and compliance to national authorities and financial institutions. He is a certified blockchain analyst and an expert on terrorist use of virtual assets and trade based terrorism finance. He co-drafted the Joint Report on Actions Taken by Member States to Disrupt Terrorism Finance pursuant to UNSC resolution 2462 (2019). He is an ACAMS Certified Global Sanctions Specialist and helped develop the first study-guide for that credential.

Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the Counterterrorism Unit at Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he worked with Egypt’s National Council for Counterterrorism, and liaised between national agencies and international partners on counterterrorism and CFT issues. During his diplomatic career, he delivered international cooperation programs on CVE, and supervised the implementation of development projects and technical assistance programs in Afghanistan, and South Sudan.