Rahaf Kaylani

Sr. Advisor To CFO and DCFO, Dept of Housing & Urban Development

Rahaf Kaylani serves as the senior advisor to the Chief Financial Officer and the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development on internal controls and financial management. Ms. Kaylani has served HUD in roles spanning from overseeing the financial operations and management of HUD funds, implementing enterprise risk and fraud management in grant operations, to helping lead the financial transformation at HUD. Rahaf has been instrumental in improving financial governance of disaster funding by introducing methodologies that streamline government operations, for the first time in HUD’s history of grant operations. She is also involved in collaborative initiatives across Federal agencies to improve government standards of operations in financial management and grant programs. Most recently, Rahaf completed the NextWave Federal Finance Leadership Program 2023 and won the Innovation Transformation Award for most impactful solution to realize its transformation objective. Rahaf holds a Bachelor of Arts from the George Washington University, and a Master of Arts in International Politics and a Master of Business Administration from the American University, respectively.