MENA Regulatory Update: FATF Mutual Evaluations, Ongoing Compliance Expectations and New Requirements

  • When: April 30, 2018
  • Time: 7PM – 8PM GST
  • Level: All

Keeping up with regulatory changes as well as the ever-growing sophistication of money launderers and funders of terrorism is critical for financial institutions everywhere, no less in the Middle East and North Africa region. This webinar previews changes arising out of recent developments in the region with an emphasis on presenting concrete strategies for retooling existing compliance infrastructure and beefing up current compliance functions that are required to meet evolving regulatory expectations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying MENA regulatory initiatives, directives and trends to proactively develop and implement strategies for compliance and mitigating financial crime
  • Examining how precious metals and stones from West Africa, especially diamonds, are used to launder the proceeds of crime
  • Reviewing FATF’s Mutual Evaluations findings and recommendations to identify your financial institution’s risks and how they can be addressed while meeting the needs of business lines

Who Should Attend

  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Compliance Officers
  • FCC Professionals


  • Middle East / Africa
  • Global
  • Bank/Financial Sector
  • MSB


Imad Habre
  • Imad Habre, CAMS-Audit

  • Group Head of Internal Control
  • IBL Bank S.A.L.


Shawki Ahwash
  • Shawki Ahwash, CAMS

  • Head of AML/CFT Division, (MLRO), Money Laundering Reporting Officer
  • North Africa Commercial Bank

Liat Shetret
  • Liat Shetret, CAMS

  • Senior Advisor on Financial Integrity and MENA Programs and Consultant
  • Independent Consultant and Global Center on Cooperative Security

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