Venetia Rose Eapen - Manager at Waystone in United Arab Emirates

      Venetia Rose Eapen


      United Arab Emirates
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      Venetia Eapen joined Waystone in 2022, providing compliance and AML support services as part of the Consultancy Team and Projects Team.

      Venetia specialises in KYC and onboarding, transaction monitoring and marketing rules. At Waystone, Venetia acts as an authorised Compliance Officer & MLRO for multiple entities within the Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘’ADGM”) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”).

      Prior to joining Waystone, Venetia held positions in authorised firms in the DIFC such as AlKhair Capital (Dubai) and Klay Capital. Venetia has also completed traineeships with compliance and legal organisations including Callidus Consulting, Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants as well as with senior advocates of the Supreme Court of India.

      Venetia holds an integrated dual degree, Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Business (BBA.LLB) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Analyst (CAMS) with certifications in Wealth and Investment Management and Islamic Finance.

       Recent work includes:

      • Acting as Compliance Officer & Money Laundering Officer to firms in the DIFC.
      • Assisting applicants to obtain DFSA and ADGM authorisation, including the provision of a compliance framework, in-line with regulatory requirements.
      • Providing ongoing AML and compliance support including reviews of firms’ compliance manuals, policies and procedures and remediation projects.
      • Conducting gap analysis of adherence to the DFSA’s thematic reviews.
      • Providing support to the fintech and virtual assets firms in setting up their Compliance and AML framework.
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