With 9+ years of experience working with the Bahraini regulator, Mr. Al-Najem is responsible for overseeing the assessment of AML/CFT frameworks of the banking sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He currently leads the AML/CFT Examination – Banks team at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). His line of work includes conducting risk-based on-site AML/CFT examinations, targeted sectoral assessments and offsite AML/CFT supervision. During his career, Mr. Al-Najem worked as a lead investigator on a number of high-profile regulatory and criminal investigation cases, which included ML/TF and proliferation financing. Mr. Al-Najem also participated as a reviewer of Mutual Evaluation Reports (MER) issued by the MENAFATF, a FATF regional-style body, for the MENA region.