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Event Date Sun Nov 7 UTC - Sun Nov 28 UTC (in 19 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Nov 7 4:00am - Sun Nov 28 6:25am
Location Online Event
Region All

Over two days our MENA community will come together to debate the hot topics of the moment.

Our MENA Conference offers an unrivalled opportunity to network, further your knowledge and skills; gain a new perspective and to stay ahead of financial crime threats specific to the region.

Who's going to MENA?

ACAMS MENA will draw attendees, and speakers from the private and public sectors — spanning financial institutions, regulatory bodies and more. Joining them are leaders from the frontlines of tech innovation that are informing and reshaping AML.

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Speakers


Ahmed Said Khalil
President, Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)


H.E. Hamid Saif Al Zaabi
Director-General, Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing


Manoj Achhapalia
VP Compliance, Dubai Islamic Bank

Shawki Ahwash, CAMS, CGSS
Head of AML/ CFT and Sanctions Division, MLRO, North Africa Commercial Bank Sal

Ciara Aitchison, CAMS
AML Subject Matter Expert, Europe, Middle East & Africa, ACAMS

Amjad Alhumaidi, CAMS
Regulatory Sandbox Subject Matter Expert & AML/CFT Associate Supervisor, Saudi Central Bank

H.E Suliman Aljabrin
Executive Secretary, Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)

Saleh Al-Mahasen
Director, Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Department, Capital Market Authority Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Miassar AlMasri
Head of Compliance & Internal Control, Qatar National Bank Kuwait

Mohamed Al-Najem
Head, Compliance Examination – Banks, Central Bank of Bahrain

Osama Al Rahma
Head of Business Development, Emirates Investment Bank

Layla AlSahlawi, CAMS
Senior Manager, Compliance, Risk & MLRO, Bahrain Financing Company (BFC) Payments

Shilpa Arora
Anti-Financial Crime Portfolio Solutions Director, ACAMS

Dr. Graham Baldock, CGSS
Chief Compliance Officer/MLRO, Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank

Kieran Beer, CAMS
Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

Rowena Bethel
Financial Crimes Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Ryja Consulting, Dubai, UAE

Maya Braine
Managing Director - Middle East & Africa, FINTRAIL

Carine Chartouni, LLM, MBA, CAMS
Executive Director, Head of Compliance, Banque du Liban

Christos Christou, CAMS, CGSS
Group Chief Compliance Officer, Lulu Financial Holdings Limited

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit
Vice President, Global Head of Business Development and New Ventures, ACAMS

Sarah Delbecq
Chief Compliance Officer UAE, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

Vincent Gaudel
Compliance Expert, Accuity a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Company

Imad Habre, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI
Senior Manager, Compliance & AML

Aamir Hanif
EMEA Financial Crimes UK MLRO, Stripe

Mohammed Sultan Janahi
Head of AML Supervision, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy

Neil Jarman, CAMS
Head of Internal Audit - Business Banking, Wholesale Banking & Financial Institutions, Rakbank

Mohamed Jawad Shalo
Chairperson, UAE AML CFT Public-Private Partnership Committee

Scott Liles
President & Managing Director, ACAMS

Victor Matafonov
Group Chief Compliance Officer, Emirates NBD

Sarkis Mazraani, CAMS
Compliance & Regtech Senior Consultant, GRMCT

Rick McDonell
Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS

Adam McLaughlin
Global Head of AML Strategy, Marketing & AML Subject Matter Expert, NICE Actimize

Dee Murphy
Head of International AML & Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Coinbase/CB Payments Limited

Michel Nassif
Head, Middle East and Africa, ACAMS

Craig Phildius
Regional Export Control Officer, U.S. Consulate Istanbul, Turkey

Waheed Rathore
Global Chief Compliance Officer, Habib Bank Limited

William Rich
Managing Director, Kharon Middle East & Africa

Masha Shmatova
Associate Director - Regulatory & Compliance, Rethink ME Ltd

Saboor Siddiqui
Senior Analyst – Financial Intelligence Unit, Central Bank of the UAE

Charanjeet Singh Bhatia
Head of Group Fraud Risk & Investigation, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Sarah Tariq
Specialist Advisor - AFC & Compliance, Deutsche Bank AG, Pakistan

Dr. Justine Walker
Global Head of Sanctions, Compliance & Risk, ACAMS

Kaise Zakkar
Senior Proposition Specialist, Customer & Third-Party Risk Solutions, London Stock Exchange Group