“For Immediate Release”

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” today announced honouring 2011 achievers during: “ACC 3rd Annual International GRC & Financial Crimes Conference & Exhibition”, the event that was attended by 150 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 H.E. Maryam Al-Suwaidi, Deputy CEO for legal affairs, Issuance and Research with Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), Ms. Tania Fabiani, the President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – UAE Chapter, Partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the former Head of Financial Crimes with Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA), Mr. John Solomon, Director of Threat Finance Research with World-Check, Mr. Bharat Raigangar, Country Head – Security & Risk Royal Bank of Scotland – Middle East, SA and President of ISACA (UAE Chapter), in addition to Regulators and international speakers from all over the world as USA, United Kingdom, Egypt, Jordan and UAE.

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” awarded five individual achievers as follows:


ACC Corporate Governance Officer of the year 2011:

Hany Abou-El-Fotouh, CAMS, CDIR
Chief of Staff & Group Board Secretary
CI Capital Holding

Rami Raslan
Assistant Secretary to Board of Directors
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank “ADCB”


ACC Compliance Officer of the year 2011:

Elsherif Abdel-Razek, CAMS, CCO, CICA
Regulatory Compliance group Head
National Bank of Egypt “NBE”

Rania Nashar, CAMS
Group Compliance Head
Samba Financial Group “SFG”


ACC Anti-Fraud Officer of the year 2011:

Basel Barakat
GCC Regional Compliance
Arab Bank



ACC Financial Institution of the year 2011:

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank “ADCB”

Mr. Hossam M Abd El-Rahman, Managing Partner of ACC said “ACC is always committed to encourage professional achievers in Financial Institutions who put great efforts in ensuring their financial institutions have effective corporate governance, proper compliance, enhanced risk management framework and effectively fighting financial crimes including money laundering, terrorism financing, Fraud and corruption.”

Mr. Abd El-Rahman added: “ACC will continue its leading role in ensuring compliance globally, spreading the awareness and helping financial institutions protect their reputation, maintain compliance, manage their risks & fight financial crimes.”

ACC Annual International Conference became a leading icon in the industry, setting best practices and bringing top industry experts, regulators, vendors and associations together with financial and non-financial institutions in a world-class challenging and engaging event to discuss critical challenges, latest industry happenings and areas of concern for organizations in the financial realm.

The event touched on the most sensitive topics that are the major concern for Financial and Non Financial Institutions in today’s ever challenging times, providing best practice solutions and recommendations to “Raise the Bar!” and survive the increasing Sanctions, ensure compliance in turbulent times, manage the risks, fight financial crimes and maintain proper Corporate Governance.

About Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC”:

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” is an international professional services firm with MENA Headquarter in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and international presence in 24+ countries.

“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.

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