Filzah is a regulatory and compliance professional with experience that includes working both in-house and on an outsourced basis in Dubai. Filzah is an Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘’ADGM”) approved Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) and has been appointed for four firms in both the ADGM and mainland United Arab Emirates (“UAE”). Filzah has also acted as a deputy Compliance Officer (“CO”)/MLRO on record for two fund managers based in the ADGM.
Filzah began her career as a Compliance Associate at a Dubai based tax organisation where she took part in establishing its AML framework, including the drafting of policies and procedures, KYC requirements, and conducting employee compliance training.
Filzah further expanded her compliance knowledge in her next role as Assistant Manager, specialising in regulatory compliance of the UAE. In this role, Filzah was involved in assisting with the authorisation process of financial entities in both the ADGM and the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”), including the drafting of the required applications, preparation of the relevant policies and procedures, and in ensuring the fulfilment of the Regulator’s In-Principle Approval (“IPA”) conditions required in order for an entity to be able to be fully licensed and operational. Additionally, Filzah has become an AML subject matter expert through her experience working as MLRO.
Filzah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature and is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“ACAMS”).