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Hala Abou Alwan is Thomson Reuters’ Compliance Services Director, Head of Consultancy Business – handling the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Russia. She heads the training, consultancy and mentoring services in these regions.

Before joining Thomson Reuters, she used to work as a Compliance Consultant / DFSA Publicly Registered as a Compliance officer / MLRO for several DFSA authorized firms, where she handled the building of the AML / Compliance / corporate Governance and Sanctions Framework, and trained all the company’s staff she was responsible for. (Banks, investment firms, Internet-based Forex trading and currency information services’ companies, investment companies, insurance firms…etc).

As the Course Director, she has facilitated workshops and training seminars on compliance, Anti Money Laundering, Market abuse, Business conduct, Fraud, financial crimes, Customer services, International / Local Rules and regulations, Central bank risk assessment visits and the preparation for mitigating the risks encountered, and Corporate Governance. She is a recognized trainer at Nasdaq Dubai / Dubai Financial Market. She delivers training in Arabic and English.

Before joining Total Solutions Middle East, she was the Head of the AML / Compliance Department at BLOM Bank France. She was responsible for developing the AML / Compliance unit in UAE and implementing the AML / KYC/Compliance projects. She has also developed the AML/Compliance/Sanction’s manual and guided the implementation process. Prior to that, she had worked in a legal firm in Lebanon as a Lawyer for over 6 years where she handled different cases including financial crimes, and International Sanctions.

She is a member in the Lebanese Lawyer’s Bar Association. She holds a Masters degree in Data Processing Law / Artificial Intelligence- Legal informatics (IT and Law) from the Sagesse University and a Bachelor degree in Law from the Lebanese University.