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    ADGM Academy - Financial Crime Compliance Series

    The ADGM Academy Research Centre is proud to announce the launch of the Financial Crime Compliance Series, a platform that aims to bring together the UAE's financial crime compliance ecosystem. The Series will serve as a collaborative forum that brings together stakeholders including government agencies, banks, regulators, academics, training providers, consultants, technology providers, and more, to discuss common challenges and identify solutions to make the UAE financial sector stronger and safer.

    The inaugural event of the Financial Crime Compliance Series will provide a unique platform for participants to engage in discussions, share insights, and learn from each other's experiences.

    The event will feature expert speakers from the financial industry, regulatory bodies, and academia, who will share their knowledge and expertise on various aspects of financial crime compliance.

    We believe that by bringing together key stakeholders from the financial crime compliance ecosystem, we can collectively address challenges and foster collaboration, leading to a stronger and safer financial sector in the UAE.

    Event Details

    Event Date

    May 9, 2023


    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM + Networking to 7:00 PM


    ADGM Academy, 20th floor, ADGM Square, Al Maqam Tower, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

    Event Agenda

    3:00 PM


    Peter Ware
    Head of Research & Development,
    ADGM Academy Research Centre

    3:05 PM

    UAE Federal Overview

    Mohamed Shalo
    Director of CSP and Chairman of UAE ,
    AML/CFT PPP Committee, Executive Office of the Anti-money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism

    3:15 PM

    FinCrime Compliance Problem Statements (Interactive Session)

    Dr. Eric Halford
    Assistant Professor, Policing & Security Program,
    Rabdan Academy

    3:45 PM

    FinCrime Whitepaper Publication & Discussion: Public Private Partnerships from a Private Perspective

    Richard Hills
    Associate Managing Director (Abu Dhabi), K2 Integrity

    3:45 PM

    FinCrime Whitepaper Publication & Discussion: UAE Financial Sector Training Needs

    Richard Hills
    Associate Managing Director (Abu Dhabi), K2 Integrity

    Yasin Bhatti
    Associate Director Talent & Knowledge Development, ADGM Academy

    4:35 PM

    Increasing Complexity of Sanctions Compliance

    William G. Rich
    Chief Sanctions Officer, EMEA Emerging Markets,

    4:50 PM

    FinCrime: A Regulator’s Perspective

    Maha AL Bejairmi
    Senior Manager - Financial & Cyber Crime Prevention (Tax),
    ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA)

    5:00 PM