Shawki has been able to carve out a distinguished career profile within the AML/CFT space as a banker assuming a compliance function and as a trainer. In addition to his CAMS designation, Shawki holds a Combating Financial Crime (CFC) certificate from Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)-London. Alongside the current MLRO function, Shawki is a lecturer at ESA Business School-Beirut & speaker at Union of Arab Banks (UAB), ACAMS, and other institutions tasked with countering money laundering and terrorist financing. As Subject Matter Expert (SME), he had conducted many consultancy training workshops aimed at building and strengthening capacities of FIUs and reporting entities to counter illicit financial flows and mitigate financial crime risks across Europe, MENA, GCC & East Africa regions. Shawki's contribution to the anti-financial crime literature is also reflected in his articles published by KYC360-UK addressing a myriad of compliance topics. On the academic level, he holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut (AUB).