Mehtap Onder - Senior Associate at Waystone in United Arab Emirates

      Mehtap Onder

      Senior Associate

      United Arab Emirates
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      Mehtap joined the team in 2019, having spent over 8 years with CFH Group in Denmark and CFH Clearing in the UK (regulated by Financial Conduct Authority) beginning as Legal and Compliance Officer, before becoming the Head of the Legal and Onboarding Department and later, the Regional Director of Turkey and the Turkic Republics. Mehtap was responsible for ensuring the company was compliant with UK and EU regulations and that internal policies and procedures were up to date. She was also responsible for preparing compliance reports including risk assessments, new initiatives and recommended improvements to management.

      Mehtap’s first role was with GE Money Bank in Denmark as a legal and compliance advisor. Mehtap was responsible for ensuring the company was compliant with Danish, EU and US rules and regulations, as well as providing training for employees and partners within compliance and risk and ensuring implementation of new legislation.

      Mehtap has a master’s degree in Business Administration and Commercial Law from Denmark and is fluent in Danish, English and Turkish.

      Recent work includes:

      • Gap analysis for DFSA-regulated firms in response to thematic review findings
      • AML review support for DFSA-regulated firm.
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