The current President of INTERPOL is Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi of the United Arab Emirates

Role of the President

The President of the Organization is elected by the General Assembly for a period of four years.

INTERPOL's Constitution requires that the President:

  • Preside at meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the discussions;
  • Ensure that the activities of the Organization are in conformity with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
  • Maintain, as far as possible, direct and constant contact with the Secretary General of the Organization.

The role of President is part-time and unpaid, with the holder retaining their full-time post within their national authority.

Biography of Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi

INTERPOL’s current President is Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi, of the United Arab Emirates. Mr Al-Raisi was elected at the 89th General Assembly in Istanbul in November 2021 and will serve as President until 2025.

Professional experience

2015-present: Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior in the United Arab Emirates

2012-2015: Director General of Electronic Services and Communications - Ministry of Interior

2005-2015: Director General of the General Administration of the Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police

2001-2005: Director of the Information Technology and Communication Department at the Abu Dhabi Police

1992-2001: Head of the IT Section at the Telecommunications and Information Systems Department

1986-1992 Head of the Forensic Science Institute

1980:  Joined the Abu Dhabi Police Force

Educational qualifications

2013:  Professional Doctorate in Policing, Security, and Community Safety - London Metropolitan University - United Kingdom

2010:  MBA in Innovative Management Practices - Coventry University - United Kingdom

2004: Police Administration Diploma - University of Cambridge - United Kingdom

1986: Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Sc.) - Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio - United States of America

Mr Al-Raisi served as a delegate on INTERPOL’s Executive Committee from 2018 to 2021.