Knowing your customer & ultimate beneficiary owners are key in every business and transaction to fight financial crimes. The Financial Action Task Force (The inter-governmental body which sets international standards that aim to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing activities, other financial crimes and the harm they cause to society). FATF also conducts mutual evaluation on countries assessing their AML/CTF framework across all levels. This session will cover all KYC/UBO/RISK-based approach requirements and FATF mutual evaluation.
About the Trainer
Hala is the Founder and CEO of Hala Bou Alwan (HBA) Consultancy firm specialised in Governance, Compliance, CSR, AI & Financial and Cyber crimes’ advisory and training. In addition to this, Hala is the Co – Founder of H.A.D Consultants specialised in self – empowerment events adhering to the UN Sustainability Developments Goals . She is a lawyer, member of the Lebanese Lawyers’ Bar Association who holds dual Masters degrees LLM specialised in Artificial intelligence & Law from Universite La Sagesse, Lebanon and another Master’s degree ELLM in International Business Law from Boston University USA. Hala as well is a member at the Arab Monetary Fund Regional Fintech Working Group, a contributor at Forbes Middle East, and registered Trainer and speaker at several Governmental Authorities & highly reputable organisations including Union of Arab Securities Authority , IOSCO – International Organisation for Securities Commissions , Thomson Reuters , Forbes Middle East, Capital Markets Authorities and many more. She is an Advisory Board member At the British University in Dubai – Faculty of Business and Law, and a member in the Entrepreneur Committee at the Capital Club Dubai.
She has 20 years of success helping Regulators, Governments, Boards and high-profile organizations pave their Governance, Compliance, CSR , Financial and Cybercrimes mitigation roadmaps. She is an International speaker, thought leader, trainer and author of many articles , interviews , research papers ( published by Boston & Cambridge Universities) & events across the globe . Nine years prior to establishing her own firm in 2018, Hala led two senior roles at Thomson Reuters , the Market Development for Financial Crimes business across Emerging Markets globally & The Advisory and Educational Governance, Financial Crimes and compliance Business across EMEA & Asia. Prior to this, Hala was the TSME – DIFC Financial Crimes – Compliance Consultant – Authorised by Dubai Financial Services Authority, before that Hala was the Head of the Anti-Financial crimes at BLOM Bank France , and prior to that legal Consultant at Raja Bou Alwan Law firm & IP compliance Officer at United Nations -UNDP .