With 20 years’ experience, Bushra Al-Haddad has spent most of her career specializing in the field of anti-money laundering (AML) and the combating of terrorist financing (CTF). Bushra was Head of Compliance Examinations at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), where she was responsible for leading and monitoring compliance examinations on the CBB’s licensees as well as providing regulatory authorities with assistance in investigating suspicious transactions. On an international level, Bushra is also a qualified assessor for evaluating a country’s financial and regulatory system, with the focus on AML/CTF regimes and was a CBB representative in worldwide meetings, such as those held by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). During this time, Bushra also provided AML/ATF freelance training to staff, senior management and Boards of Directors of financial institutions, ranging from introductory to specific topics (E.g., Hawala, Letters of Credit, etc.).
Her compliance-focused regulatory expertise allowed Bushra to transition into a new role with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in Toronto, Canada, as Senior Manager of Global AML Governance Oversight Testing, where she successfully developed and implemented the Global Oversight Program for all lines of business globally (North America, Europe, APAC) within the different platforms (Personal & Commercial Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Wealth Management and Investor and Treasury Services).
Bushra is currently with Bank Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) B.S.C., headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where she is Group Compliance Oversight Testing Officer, responsible for the Group’s second line of defense Compliance monitoring and testing.