HOSSAM M. ABD EL-RAHMAN
CPA, CFE, CAMS, CAMS-FCI, CAMS-Audit, CFCI, CICA, ARB, CFS, CDDP, AMLP
Founder, Group Chairman & Managing Director
Hossam M. Abd El-Rahman is the Group Chairman & Managing Director at Allied Compliance Consultants “ACC”. He is a well-known international consultant, trainer & speaker with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of Public Accounting, Banking, Fraud, Forensics, Financial Crimes, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Sharia’h Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorism Financing, Internal Control and Business Re-Engineering.
Hossam is also outsourced compliance officer, money laundering reporting officer and internal auditor for many financial institutions in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC). He is also a financial crimes consultant for many financial and non-financial institutions. Throughout his career; Hossam worked for leading Conventional and Islamic banks in the MENA region where he assumed senior positions. He was Compliance, AML & Fraud Head at Samba Financial Group – Dubai, UAE. Prior to that, he was Compliance Supervisor at Kuwait Finance House – Kuwait. . In addition to 8+ years of extensive public accounting experience in “BIG FOUR” International CPA firms including PriceWaterhouseCoopers & Arthur Andersen.
Over more than two decades, Hossam has provided world-class training and consultancy services for many international organizations, regulators, law enforcement agencies, FIU’s, financial and non-financial institutions world-wide. Few examples are: U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Embassies, UAE FIU, 10 Central Banks in MEAA Regions, Police Departments worldwide, most of MEAA Regions banks, in addition to more than 500,000 professional worldwide who have been trained and certified. Hossam uses modern teaching theories combined with innovative, interactive and creative teaching methods to add value to the learning process and offer unapparelled learning experience.
Hossam is frequently being invited as an expert on TV where he spreads awareness and comments on political, economic and financial happenings and situations. Hossam was interviewed at Dubai TV, City 7 TV, CNBC Arabia and other TV channels about fraud, corruption and money laundering issues in the MENA Region and he commented on the January 25th Egyptian Revolution.
Hossam wrote the Arabic CAMS Exam study Guide, CAMS Supplement Study Guide, CAMS Exam preparation Seminar & CAMS Exam Online training. He is among the pioneers in setting up the Arabic AML terms & definitions. In addition, he wrote many articles and white papers in the areas of AML, Fraud & Financial Crimes that were published in various International professional Magazines.
Hossam is an expert in Islamic Banking and Sharia’h Compliant products; he has been invited as an expert in many international conferences, events and webinars around the globe to present Islamic banking principles, products and the related advantages and challenges faced by Islamic Financial Institutions and Sharia’h Compliant companies.
Hossam is a Certified Public Accountant “CPA”, Certified Fraud Examiner “CFE”, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist “CAMS”, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Financial Crime Investigator “CAMS-FCI”&, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Auditor “CAMS-Audit”, Certified Financial Crimes Investigator “CFCI”, Certified Internal Controls Auditor “CICA”, Certified Fraud Specialist “CFS”, International Legal Arbitrator “ARB”, Certified Due Diligence Professional “CDDP” & Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professional “AMLP”. He received his bachelor’s degree in commerce in accordance with the American Accounting principles & Auditing standards from Cairo University – Accounting major.
Mr. Abd El-Rahman is a member of various professional organizations as follows:
– Certified Member of the Institute of Internal Controls “IIC”
– Certified Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners “ACFE”
– Certified Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists “ACFS”
– Certified Member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators “IAFCI”
– Certified Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist “ACAMS”
– Professional Member of the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists “ACFCS”
– Professional Member of the International Federation of Accountants “IFAC”
– Certified Trainer of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency “SAMA” – Institute of Finance “IOF”, Saudi Arabia
– Certified Trainer by the Capital Market Authority “CMA” – Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abd El-Rahman is a native of Egypt and speaks fluent English and Arabic. He spoke at various regional and international conferences, seminars and workshops worldwide, in addition to providing trainings around the globe in the fields of his experience.