Mr. Razaak ‘Raz’ Busari, joined as Head of Authorisations Division, ASFA, in October 2019.
Prior to joining the Astana Financial Services Authority, Raz was a Deputy Head, Insurance Supervision Division at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority from 2015 to 2019.
Raz is a seasoned regulator with over 20 years financial services and regulatory experience. Preceding his time in the Cayman Islands, he worked for one of the leading banks in the UK, the Financial Services Authority UK (now the Financial Conduct Authority) and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.
Raz holds various professional qualifications in Financial Planning; Mortgage Advice and Practice; Compliance; AML/CFT; Strategic Management and Leadership; and Islamic Banking and Insurance. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (FCMI).
Raz holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) and Master of Business degree (MBA) from the UK.