Irfan Ihsan Ullah - Senior Associate at Waystone in United Arab Emirates

      Irfan Ihsan Ullah

      Senior Associate

      United Arab Emirates
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      Irfan joined Waystone in 2023 and in his role as Senior Associate provides compliance and AML support as part of the Consultancy Team and Projects Team.

      Irfan specialises in reviewing regulatory frameworks, mapping risks and recommending improvements in control procedures and management tools. At Waystone, Irfan acts as CO/MLRO for authorised firms within the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”).

      Prior to joining Waystone, Irfan worked for Apex Compliance Solution ltd, DIFC as a consultant and served authorised firms as CO/MLRO with permission to offer regulated financial services to professional clients. He previously worked for Consilium Partners Ltd, ADGM as a Senior Compliance Officer and served authorised firms as CO/MLRO with permission to offer regulated financial services to professional and retail clients.

      Irfan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and a Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services) from the University of Wollongong in Dubai. In addition, Irfan is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

      Recent work includes:

      • Registered with the DFSA as Compliance Officer and MLRO
      • Ongoing compliance and AML consultancy support to DFSA and FSRA firms
      • Producing policies and manuals for DFSA, FSRA and onshore authorised firms
      • Assisting with project implementation of the DIFC Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020)
      • Delivering AML training to Firms in the DIFC and ADGM
      • Assisting applicants to obtain DFSA authorisation.
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