Safaa joined FAB Egypt in AUG 2016 as Head of Compliance responsible on the establishment and execution of the bank’s Compliance framework.
1996-2005 : She started her banking career in 1996 at American Express Bank in the compliance department till 2005, in which she has assisted in the implementation of a strong Compliance program. The bank was one of the market leaders in Compliance and has successfully introduced comprehensive AML Policies and Procedures in addition to the implementation of a very advanced sanctions program.
2005 – 2008: She worked as Head of Compliance at Piraeus Bank Egypt in which she has tailored a complete Compliance Program that fits the bank’s internal Policies and in alignment with Local Laws and regulations as well as international practices.
2008 – 2016: She headed the Compliance function at HSBC Bank Egypt in which was responsible on the implementation of specialized policies and procedures covering Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance. The bank’s compliance program has adopted the most advanced Global standards to identify and manage Financial Crime and Regulatory risks. She was responsible to ensure that related global Compliance framework is well represented in the bank’s systems and processes.
Accredited by ACAMS as a "Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist". Completed the studies for the ACAMS exam through ATTF – Luxembourg.
Participated as a speaker in various Local and regional conferences organized by the Union of Arab Banks.