“For Immediate Release”

Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC” has announced honouring the best achievers of 2012 during: “ACC 4th Annual International GRC & Financial Crimes Conference & Exhibition”, the event that was that was held in Crowne Plaza – Dubai, UAE on November 18 & 19, 2012 and attended by 120 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 Mr. Timour Pasha – Regional Head of Risk, Samba Financial Group, Mr. Wahed Rathore – Group Chief of Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank “ADCB”, Mr. John Williams – Head of Risk Management, Bank of Sharjah, Mr. Amr Al-Aantably – Chief Compliance Officer, Al-Watany Bank of Egypt (subsidiary of National Bank of Kuwait), 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:


1. ACC Corporate Governance Officer of the year:

Rania Nashar
Country Compliance
Samba Financial Group

2. ACC Compliance Officer of the year:

John Garrett
Group Chief Compliance Officer
National Bank of Abu Dhabi “NBAD”


Basel Barakat
Head of Compliance
GCC Regional Compliance – Arab Bank


Muhammed Babar
Compliance and Operational Risk Manager
Abu Dhabi Finance


3. ACC Risk Management Officer of the year:

Beji Tak-Tak
Chief Credit Officer
Samba Financial Group


4. ACC Anti-Fraud Officer of the year:

No qualified Entry



5. ACC Financial Institution of the year:

Samba Financial Group

Mr. Hossam Abd El-Rahman; Conference Chairman, Founder & Managing Partner 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 4th 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 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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