Why HBA Consultancy?

“At HBA we believe in partnerships and long term relationships”
Hala Bou Alwan
Managing Director, Dubai - UAE

Welcome to Hala Bou Alwan Consultancy

Hala Bou Alwan Consultancy is a boutique firm committed to delivering comprehensive and specialized training and Advisory programs.

We provide experience and support in fields such as Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, Cyber security, Business Ethics, FATF Recommendations,  Corporate governance, Anti-bribery and Corruption, Third Party Risk, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity, Inclusion, Company Secretary Roles, Board Evaluation, Business Ethics, Business Communication and Soft Skills.

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The Founder/Managing Director

Hala Bou Alwan, is an experienced and hands-on leader with more than 17 years’ of success in paving the compliance roadmaps for high-profile, global organizations. Regarded as an engaging professional, Hala possesses an innate ability to influence and guide teams to accomplish ambitious organization objectives and goals.

She has an unwavering attention to detail and is highly skilled in identifying compliance risks and developing and implementing solutions for success. She remains abreast of relevant laws and regulations and is a thought leader on the topic of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Anti Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing, Anti Bribery and Corruption,  Human trafficking, Slavery, Child Labor, Sanctions, Cyber Security, Corporate Social responsibility, Diversity and Inclusion. She has written several white papers and articles; represented her clients with Regulatory Authorities, Central Banks and other Government entities; and is a frequent speaker at events in GRC forums globally.

She was previously the Global Head of Risk Market Development at Thomson Reuters.  She advised clients in Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia and China, Africa, and Russia on their Compliance management policies (in Compliance, Anti Bribery, and Corruption, Anti Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing, Third Party Risk, Slavery, Human Trafficking, Child labor, Cyber Security, and Corporate Governance).  She also created the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Advisory and Educational Consultancy practice for Thomson Reuters focused in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.


Prior to Thomson Reuters, Hala was a Compliance Consultant and a Senior Manager, Compliance and Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing Reporting Officer at TSME – Dubai International Financial center, and an Authorized individual – Compliance – at the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Previous to this, she was the Head of the Anti-Money Laundering/Compliance/Counter-Terrorist Financing Department at BLOM Bank France.

Hala was part of the United Nations Development Project as an Intellectual Property Officer. She is a lawyer by profession and practiced law for several years on diversified natures of crimes and legal breaches.

As a member of the Lebanese Lawyer’s Bar Association, Hala holds an ELLM from Boston University in International Business law with a focus on Cyber security and a Masters Degree in Data Processing Law and Artificial Intelligence – Legal Informatics (IT and Law) & Intellectual Property from the Sagesse University (Université La Sagesse).  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Lebanese Law University.



HBA Team

We are a diversified team of subject matter experts, officers, investigators, regulators, lawyers, and consultants. We have practical expertise in addition to the regulatory and legal experience.

We offer our services in English and Arabic

We partner with you and your organization to customize our services to your needs!