Experience

  • Project Manager

    at GSB & KB Consulting Limited

    August 2017 - February 2019

    London

    Client: InsureTech – Charles Taylor, London | Role: Lead Business Analyst  Engaged on a range of major strategic projects including a system integration project and implementing a claims visualisation software tool on an online Portal for Members and Brokers to conduct detailed claims trend analysis across the global insurance market.  Superintended solution architects and developers in an Agile Project Management environment. Exhibited at Working Group and Project Meetings to ensure all project milestones are on target. Client: Harrods Bank – London | Role: Project Manager, GDPR Accountable for ensuring compliance with EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); responsible for full stakeholder management including C-Suite and Board level interactions;

  • Project Manager

    at ERNST & YOUNG

    May 2016 - June 2017

    London

    Project: Section 166 – RoleProject Manager – Financial Intelligence Unit  Formulated detailed test steps for FIU covering AML, CTF, and sanctions responsibilities globally in line with JMLSG, FATF, and ML regulations to be subjected to FCA scrutiny.  Reviewed bank’s global AML, CTF, and sanctions governance, IT infrastructure, and standard operating procedures in line with regulatory financial crime responsibilities.  Performed detailed interviews with bank to attest financial crime framework.  Worked with assurance, legal, and senior partners to ensure summary of findings were both accurate and aligned with the Section 166s’ objectives against the bank. o Project: Enhanced Due Diligence Review – Global Investment and Corporate Bank, London Role Lead Project Manager – EDD Review  Managed overall regulatory change management initiative at a global bank to enable reduced regulatory scrutiny and avoidance of fines and other negative reputational implications.

  • Project Manager

    at Deloitte

    July 2012 - March 2014

    Dubayy

    Project: FATCA, Multiple Projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, and Lebanon | Role /Project Manager  Produced and presented detailed stakeholder engagement packs for the Steering Committee  Led detailed FATCA impact analysis; composed final impact analysis client reports.  Ran workshops and built relationships with a wide range of senior Compliance SMEs and certain IT and operations SMEs to gather high level and detailed requirements for the introduction of FATCA compliance.  Made FATCA Target Operating Model to proceed with implementation phase of FATCA compliance.  Integrated a FATCA portal into core banking system as part of revised onboarding and KYC refresh and engineered FATCA MI reporting as per the IRS guidelines.  Established and managed the PMO Project: Fraud Risk Assessment, Dubai | Role Project Manager  Facilitated fraud risk assessment workshops and meetings with senior Compliance and Business SMEs to identify fraud scenarios

  • Senior Financial Services Consultant

    at Accenture

    January 2010 - March 2012

    London

    Project: Payments Engine Centralisation | Role Project Manager  Worked on a payments’ sanctions project for a leading U.K. Bank on analysing international payment processing cycle. Analysed end-to-end payments: international payments processes including SWIFT Gateway connections and sanctions screening; facilitated compliance workshops with senior SMEs.  Synthesised detailed sanctions procedures and wrote systemised business and IT requirements Project: Commercial Bank Integration | Role:Project Manager  Evaluated and documented “as-is” end-to-end business processes around commercial and corporate lending and designed processes featuring IT systems.  Conducted analysis of end-to-end commercial banking processes from Compliance KYC and customer due diligence through to account closure.

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Economics

    at City University

    2000 - 2003 (3 years) London

Languages

  • Arabic Native

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