“For Immediate Release”

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” has announced honouring the best achievers of 2013 during: “ACC 5th Annual International GRC & Financial Crimes Conference & Exhibition”, the event that was that was held in Radisson Blu – Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Aarb Emirates on November 25 & 26, 2013 and attended by 140 delegates including regulators, law enforcement authorities, financial and non financial institutions from all over the world. The participants benefited from a cutting edge learning and networking opportunity with 15 international speakers and experts including Dr. Muhammad Baasiri – Third Vice Governor, The Central Bank of Lebanon, Mr. Ayman Khattab Head of Credit Risk – Risk Management, The Central Bank of Egypt, Mr. Matt Gamble Director, Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority “DIFC”, Ms. Angeli Periera Senior Associate – AML/CTF Supervision of Financial institutions and DFNBPs, Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority “QFCRA”, Mr. Timour Pasha – Regional Head of Risk, Samba Financial Group, Mr. Juan Llanos – member of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, in addition to Regulators and international speakers from all over the world as USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Argentina, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE.

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” awarded 10 individual achievers and 2 Financial Institutions as follows:

Award Categories:

I Personal Awards:

ACC Corporate Governance Officer of the year:

  – Elsherif Abdel-Razik
Compliance and Corporate Governance Group Head
National Bank of Egypt “NBE”
  – Rania Nashar
Group Compliance Head
Samba Financial Group
  – Rami Raslan
Senior Corporate Secretary
Legal & Board Secretariat
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank “ADCB”
  – Samer Abdelhaq
Group General Counsel
Head of Legal & Compliance Division
National Bank of Abu Dhabi “NBAD”

ACC Compliance Officer of the year:

  – Waheed Rathore
Executive Vice President
Group Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  – Ihab El-Masry
Compliance & Corporate Governance Deputy General Manager
National Bank of Egypt “NBE”

ACC AML/CTF Officer of the year:

  – Naif Al-Saad
Head of Anti-Money Laundering Department
Samba Financial Group
  – Basel Barakat
Head of Compliance
GCC Regional Compliance
Arab Bank

ACC Risk Management Officer of the year:

  – Mohamed Belgami
AGM – Risk Management & Compliance
Bahrain Islamic Bank “BISB”
  – Timour Pasha
Regional Head of Risk Management
Samba Financial Group

ACC Anti-Fraud Officer of the year:

No Winner for 2013!



5. ACC Financial Institutions of the year:

Samba Financial Group “SFG”

National Bank of Egypt “NBE”


Mr. Hossam Abd El-Rahman; Conference Chairman, Founder & Managing Director of Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” said: “ACC Annual International Conference has become an industry leading event that industry professionals from all over the world wait from year to year. ACC Annual International Conference is now an icon in the MENA region and globally, bringing industry experts, regulators, vendors and associations together with financial and non-financial institutions in a world-class event to exchange views, experiences, discuss critical challenges and areas of concern for organizations in the financial and non-financial realm.”

“ACC 5th Annual International GRC & Financial Crimes Conference & Exhibition is another outstanding event, as we improve our annual conference every year. The event has been carefully prepared and organized to provide an outstanding learning experience as well as practical best practice solutions to the most pressing issues and challenges of Governance, Risk, Compliance and Financial Crimes (including: Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Fraud and Corruption) faced by every Financial and non Financial Institution today.” Added Mr. Abd El-Rahman

Mr. Abd El-Rahman mentioned that he is so proud that ACC events and conferences are spreading the GRC & Anti-Financial Crimes awareness around the globe. He added that ACC will continue to improve our Annual Conference every year to always maintain our superior status of being the best conference in the region, offering all our valued clients, delgates and guests world class services and a cutting edge training and networking opportunity.


About Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC”

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” is an international professional services firm with Global Headquarters in Britain, MENA Headquarters in Dubai, presence in 25 countries and worldwide operations.

“ACC” is a team of highly skilled professionals who have gained their experiences through working in BIG FOUR International Audit Firms and the financial sector for many years. This firsthand knowledge benefits both the clients and candidates while having in depth discussions about their needs. It also enables our consultants to familiarize themselves easily and quickly in new organizations and implement real solutions based on the international best market practice.
Our team of professionals has extensive exposure diversified across the world and can provide all our valued clients with the best services, expert recommendation and quality trainings that help them stay compliant, protect their organizations from criminals, manage their risk and maintain proper corporate governance.
Our solutions are in accordance with the international best market practices and offered to you by experts in the field with International Experience that is available locally.
We are an ISO 9001/2008 registered company which demonstrates our quality and commitment to the best industry practices.

For more information visit: www.acc-co.com.

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