INTERPOL’s current President is Mr Meng Hongwei, elected at the 85th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly held in Bali in November 2016. Mr Meng, of Chinese nationality, will serve as President until 2020.
Vice Minister of Public Security in China, Mr Meng has almost 40 years’ experience in criminal justice and policing, having overseen affairs related to legal institutions, narcotics control, counter-terrorism, border control, immigration and international cooperation.
Mr Meng has held several positions in the Ministry of Public Security including Director of the Patrol Police Division, Director-General of the Traffic Control Department, Assistant Minister, and Vice Minister.
He has also served as Vice Chairman of the National Narcotics Control Commission, Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office, and Member of the Chinese Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure. He also serves as Director-General of the China Coast Guard.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in law, Mr Meng is Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau of China.