Biagio Perrone Filardi - Manager at Waystone in United Arab Emirates

      Biagio Perrone Filardi


      United Arab Emirates
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      Biagio is an experienced Compliance Officer & MLRO with proven track records in all Compliance matters (including, but not limited to Anti Money Laundering and Financial Sanctions topics) specialized in the prevention, detection, and investigation of money laundering activity, whose primary goal is to ensure that the Company’s Business is in full compliance with all applicable UAE Federal and local regulations, as well as those of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, national and international regulations that pertains to its industry (i.e. Corporate Customer, Financial Institutions etc.). Biagio is a Manager at Waystone Compliance (Middle East) Solutions and acts as Outsourced Compliance Officer & MLRO for several Authorised Persons registered in ADGM providing compliance services (including, but not limited to, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Sanctions) to FSRA-regulated entities, supporting them with their day-to-day compliance operations, including ad-hoc compliance advice, periodic reviews of policies and procedures, implementation of systems and controls and mandatory training activities. In addition, Biagio provides general guidance to clients on how to navigate the FSRA regulatory environment.

      Prior to joining Waystone Compliance Solutions, Biagio was Head Compliance & MLRO for UniCredit SpA ADGM Branch. As a Recognized Person in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘’ADGM”), Biagio focused on the prevention, detection, and investigation of money laundering activity with a primary goal of ensuring that the client’s business remained fully compliant with the applicable UAE Federal and local laws, as well as the ADGM rules and regulations, in addition to all applicable national and international regulations.

      Biagio began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Milan, where he held the role of Financial Services Advisor, supporting international banking groups with a variety of compliance-based projects. Within this role, Biagio performed assessment of second-level controls on Anti Money Laundering and Financial Sanctions framework and reviewed all the Anti-Money Laundering, financial sanctions and compliance-related policies and procedures.

      Biagio holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Business Economics and Management from the University of Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC) in Italy, with a specialisation in “Banks, Markets and Business Finance”.

      Recent work includes:

      • Acting as Compliance Officer & Money Laundering Officer for several Cat 3C and Cat 4 Firms in ADGM.
      • Assisting applicants to obtain DFSA and ADGM authorisation, including the provision of a compliance framework, in-line with regulatory requirements.
      • Conducting compliance monitoring programmes for firms within the DIFC and the ADGM.
      • Assisting applicants in the variation of the financial service permission.
      • Assisting the Board of Directors and senior management in identifying the compliance and money laundering risks that the Firm faces and in designing and implementing policies, procedures, systems and controls that will enable the Firm to comply with the Compliance and Anti money laundering legislation in the ADGM applicable to its financial services.
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