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United Arab Emirates

Group objectives and scope

To provide a platform to the Risk Managers to innovate Risk Management activities by providing them access to selected knowledge content of IRM and its members.

Promote Risk Management culture in the UAE through actively engaging with the risk management community and businesses.

Disseminate the best practices of Risk Management to the business community at large.

Assist the risk management professionals and aspirants to obtain the IRM certifications or diploma.

Values

  • Integrity – We strive to the highest level of honesty for our planned interaction & best practice sharing through the UAE Regional Interest Group.
  • Collaboration – We commit to facilitate cooperation & support amongst practitioners through the UAE Regional Interest Group’s activities.
  • Forward-thinking – We encourage the promotion of new and innovative risk management practices that can add further value to the IRM community.
  • Sharing knowledge and education - We support each other in knowledge sharing and continued personal growth.

Vision

Establish a network of risk practitioners in the UAE who have an appetite and desire to share & promote best practices, knowledge, innovative ideas and practical solutions across multiple industries.

Establish a sustainable & resilient community of risk practitioners to push new boundaries, pursue new skills and collaborate with other Interest Groups to become the leading think tank (or thought leadership provider) promoting ERM learning & research across MENA. 

Mission statement

To provide an open, inclusive, supportive & dynamic community where UAE risk practitioners can aid their personal development, learn new and innovative ideas/topics and help ensure that as a profession we continue to provide tangible, value-adding benefits to our key stakeholders, ultimately increasing the reputation that ERM has in helping deliver company success.

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Group contact details

Group Chair:
Saurabh Dubey

Committee members:

Sanya Paul 

Tamer Amr 

Alex O’Brien 

Elsa Goutvenigeer 

Omar Ibrahim

 

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Past events

United Arab Emirates Group - UAE’s outlook on compliance and regulatory Risk affairs and changing landscape - AML/CFT and TFS

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As regulations evolve, businesses need to stay on top of these changes to ensure they remain compliant. Frequent changes to the rules can result in compliance gaps that can expose organisations to serious financial and reputation damage and even criminal consequences.

This webinar will break down some of the latest guidelines on anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance by UAE authorities in combating the financing of terrorism and will give you an overview of current enhancements to fight against listed financial crimes.

We will also discuss Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations on key money laundering and terrorist financing (ML FT) and risk control strategies, including targeted financial sanctions (TFS) and red flag indicators on proliferation financing.

Meet the speaker:

Sanya Paul is the MLRO, Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Alliance Insurance PSC, Dubai. She manages AML Compliance and Risk function to comply with recent and ongoing CBUAE Regulations in the Insurance Sector. Click here to view the presentation slides.

Date: 20 December 2022
Time:

 18:00 - 19:00 (Arabia Standard Time)


Effective Board Risk Reporting

Companies are now under greater scrutiny by their stakeholders, including regulators, to increase their risk competency in the boardroom.
This webinar hosted by the IRM’s United Arab Emirates Group will help you better understand the expectations when reporting risks to the board. In this session, we will share insights into the latest trends and perspectives to improve board risk reporting.

The speakers:

Mr Fahad Dama is a Director of Risk & Resilience for Emirates Transport. Partnering with his colleagues and clients, he leads the implementation of enterprise risk management, business continuity and compliance across the organization.

Mr Omar Ibrahim is a Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management for ADNOC, overseeing the implementation of enterprise risk management for the ADNOC Group.

Date: 16 November 2022
Time:

 17:00 - 18:00 (Arabia Standard Time)

Click here to view the presentation slides


UAE’s outlook on compliance and regulatory Risk affairs and changing landscape

As regulations evolve, businesses need to stay on top of these changes to ensure they remain compliant. Frequent changes to the rules can results in compliance gaps that can expose organisations to serious financial and reputation damage and even criminal consequences.

This webinar will break down some of the latest guidelines on anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance by UAE authorities in combating the financing of terrorism and will give you an overview of current enhancements to fight against listed financial crimes.

We will also discuss Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations on key money laundering and terrorist financing (ML FT) and risk control strategies, including targeted financial sanctions (TFS) and red flag indicators on proliferation financing.

Meet the speaker:
Sanya Paul is the MLRO, Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Alliance Insurance PSC, Dubai. She manages AML Compliance and Risk function to comply with recent and ongoing CBUAE Regulations in the Insurance Sector.

Date: 20 December 2022
Time:

17:00 - 18:00 (Arabia Standard Time)


Global risks implications in the MENA region and the role of intelligence in managing risks

 Click here to view the presentation slides.

Date:

Monday 25th April

Time:

18.00 - 19.00 GST (15.00 - 16.00 BST)


 The Middle East top risks vs. Global top risks – WEF Risk Report 2022

Date:

Tuesday 28th February 

Time:

13.00 - 14.00 GMT (17.00 - 18.00 GST)