Safaa is a Subject matter expert in the Compliance field with 24 years of experience in the Banking industry covering Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance. She is currently Senior Vice President and head of Compliance for FAB Egypt responsible for the establishment and execution of the bank’s Compliance framework.
Started her banking career in 1996 at American Express Bank in which she has assisted in the implementation of a strong Compliance program. The bank was one of the market leaders in Compliance and has successfully introduced comprehensive AML Policies and Procedures in addition to the implementation of a very advanced sanctions program. In 2005 She moved to Piraeus Bank Egypt as Head of Compliance in which she has tailored a complete Compliance Program that fits the bank’s internal Policies and in alignment with Local Laws and regulations as well as international practices.
She joined HSBC Bank Egypt from 2008 till 2016 as Head of Compliance, was responsible for the development and implementation of a specialized Compliance program covering Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance adopting the most advanced Global standards to identify and manage Financial Crime and Regulatory risks.
Accredited by ACAMS as a "Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist". Completed the studies for the ACAMS exam through ATTF – Luxembourg.
Participated as a speaker in various local and regional events and conferences.