Waheed Rathore is a financial services professional who has held Regional, Group and Global positions in Regulatory Compliance & Financial Crime over 26 years. His international exposure spans across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia pacific by way of his career with global institutions like Citibank, ABN AMRO, Dubai Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
Mr. Rathore led the Compliance functions in these institutions through periods of heightened Compliance focus. This involved green-field built up of the function and turnarounds including the post-enforcement remediation actions. Other projects of key importance for the Board of Directors include five successful due-diligence for bank acquisitions and subsequent integrations of Compliance and Financial Crime function.
Mr. Rathore is currently the Executive Director of Banking & Insurance Supervision at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market. This role has allowed him to bring his industry experience into the regulatory world for a wider outreach.
Mr. Rathore holds a MBA from INSEAD and a Certification in Fin-Tech from Oxford University. He was the Chairman of UAE Banks Federation (UBF) Compliance Committee. Mr. Rathore has also been on a number of Boards including currently the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI), ADCB Asset Management Ltd (past) and Kuwait Turk Bank Dubai (past).