Antonio Gustavo Rodrigues, President of COAF, is a lawyer who began his career at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development. Mr. Rodrigues worked at the World Bank before being drafted in 1995 to serve on the Ministry of Planning as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs. From there he went to the Ministry of Finance in 2000, also holding the position of Assistant Secretary for International Affairs. In 2004 he chaired the Board for the Control of Financial Activities, COAF (Conselho de Controle de Atividades Financeiras), a body created in 1998 by Law No. 9613, which criminalized money laundering in Brazil. The main work carried out by COAF is financial intelligence, the analysis of the communications it receives from banks, trying to detect irregularities and ensuring the security of the financial system.