Tamer joined our Outsourcing Team in 2018 and specialises in providing outsourced Compliance Officer and MLRO services to DFSA-authorised firms.
In 2013, Tamer began his career in the DIFC when he joined Rasmala Investment Bank DIFC as a Risk and Compliance Officer where he was responsible for conducting initial and ongoing counterparty risk and customer due diligence reviews. Tamer later joined Standard Chartered Bank in the DIFC as part of the Financial Crime Compliance Team where he gained extensive experience in AML, sanctions and FATCA compliance.
Tamer went on to become the Authorised Compliance Officer and MLRO for Alkhair Capital (Dubai) Ltd, a Category 3A DFSA-authorised firm with Islamic Financial Institution and client assets endorsements that provides investment management and advisory services to corporates, financial institutions and single family office clients. Tamer was responsible for monitoring the firm’s adherence to the DFSA’s rules and gained extensive experience managing their arranging and advising, asset management, brokerage and fund management activities and has advanced knowledge of the DFSA’s fund regime. During his time with Alkhair Capital, Tamer advised senior management and the Board on two DFSA licence upgrades, first from a Category 4 to Category 3C and then to Category 3A. Each licence upgrade required full review, revision and update of their existing compliance policies, procedures, systems and controls.
Tamer holds a B.A degree in Economics from Western University in Canada, an International Diploma in GRC, a Certificate in Islamic Finance Risk Assessment and Mitigation and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
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