Hassan Nasser

Director of Compliance l Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority l View Bio

Hassan Nasser is the Compliance Director at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC). A risk management and compliance expert, Mr. Nasser is also a Certified Compliance Officer (CCO) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), currently responsible for monitoring the processes of approval and oversight of companies registered and licensed by DMCC. Also, Mr. Nasser is a renowned international speaker and trainer in the following topics: 1. AML/CFT 2. Fraud prevention 3. Commodities markets, physical and financial. 4. Responsible sourcing and risk management for supply chains 5. Basel II and III 6. Risk management with social emphasis on credit and operational risks. Mr. Nasser has provided lectures and training for esteemed institutions such as different banking institutes in the region, and through Marcus Evans, IRR, etc. Mr. Nasser joined DMCC in 2006 and holds an MBA in financial management. Before joining DMCC. Mr. Nasser assumed different positions in the banking sector ranging from General Manger Banking Operations, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer with a career that spans within twenty years.

Khalid D. Al-Faddagh, PhD

Chief Audit Executive and Board Audit Committee Secretary l Aramco l View Bio

Dr. Al-Faddagh is the former Saudi Aramco Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and Board Audit Committee Secretary, who retired from Saudi Aramco in June 2015 after 32 years of rich and diverse career. His responsibilities as CAE included auditing all domestic and global operations and conducting special audits and investigations of fraud and corruption allegations. He was appointed thereafter as the Vice-Chairman of the Audit Oversight Committee at KFUPM (King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran).

Dr. Khalid is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Applied Mechanics from UMIST, Manchester, UK and a PhD from the Imperial College, London University. During his career with Saudi Aramco, he attended an Executive Program at Harvard Business School and others on Leadership, Communication, Finance, Global Business and Corporate Governance. He also served in various Joint Venture Boards, such as, Petron Corp (Philippines), LUBEREF (KSA), and Showa Shell (Japan).

Dr. Khalid joined Saudi Aramco in 1983 as a rotating equipment engineer with Central Engineering, and following that, he had several professional and managerial positions in various oil and gas field operations, technical compliance, quality control/assurance, facilities and strategic planning organizations. He also led special tasks as Chairman of Safety Compliance and Incident Investigations, and as Team Leader responsible for developing plant integrity assessment methodology for all Saudi Aramco major refineries.

His overseas experience included assignments with two leading US engineered equipment manufacturers, and most recently from 2003 to 2007, as the President/CEO of Petron Corporation in the Philippines. This Joint Venture is publicly traded on the Philippines Stock Exchange and operates the largest oil refinery and marketing network in the country.

In 2013 & 2014, Dr. Al-Faddagh Co-Chaired the 4th and 5th Middle East Anti-Corruption Summit held in Dubai, UAE and made presentations on fraud data analytics and auditing roles and responsibilities in anti-corruption compliance. In February 2015, he was awarded the regional “Life Time Achievement Award” by the UAE IIA Chapter.

Leas Bachatene

Chief Executive Officer l ethiXbase l View Bio

Leas Bachatene is a proven business leader with over 15 years of experience, having established and led commercial organisations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Leas joined Complinet Group in 2004, a leading provider of compliance solutions for the financial services industry. He went on to found their operations in both the Middle East and Asia. Within 4 years of inception these operations contributed to over 15% of the group’s revenue.

Under Leas’ leadership, Complinet became the point of reference for the compliance community in the Middle East and Asia. This was achieved through a variety of strategic projects with regional regulators which helped to improve governance and compliance culture and best practices including the GCC Regulators’ Summit and the Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit.

Complinet was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 to form the cornerstone of their Governance, Risk and Compliance business. Following the acquisition Leas served as Managing Director of Thomson Reuters’ GRC division in Asia Pacific where the business saw double digit growth year-on-year during his five-year tenure. During this period Leas spear headed the acquisition of a major e-learning provider and was key to the successful integration of the GRC businesses with the broader Financial and Risk division.

Prior to joining Complinet Leas led various commercial divisions within the publishing industry for Informa Group and in London.

Nirav Mehta

Compliance Geographic Programme Leader, Ethics and Integrity, Middle East & Africa l Johnson Controls l View Bio

Nirav is a professional with more than 19 years of experience in Global Compliance, Operational Control and Risk-based Internal Audits across industries. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and is proficient in monitoring and ensuring compliance to US FCPA, Anti- Corruption, UK Bribery Act, Trade Compliance and Anti-Trust/Anti-Competition Behavior. Nirav is a seasoned professional in conducting customized Compliance Workshops for educating 3rd Party Business Partners and Project Teams on Anti-Corruption / Anti-Trust compliance and related risks. He is also adept at designing and implementing controls and monitoring compliance to set policies to achieve operational and financial efficiency.

Based: United Arab Emirates

Patrick Bourke

Head of Middle East Solicitor l Norton Rose Fulbright l View Bio

Patrick Bourke is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Dubai and head of our Middle East practice. Patrick is highly experienced in advising clients on their anti-bribery and corruption, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and commercial litigation matters. He also advises on all aspects of corporate governance and risk management. Patrick has significant regulatory experience, having led on multi-jurisdictional investigations and disciplinary actions involving regulators in the Middle East, UK, US, Europe and Asia. He is experienced in dealing with regulators including the DFSA, the SFC, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the FRC/FSA. Patrick’s anti-bribery and corruption clients include financial institutions, regulators, governments and major corporate entities.

Dr. Sven Klaiber

Regional Compliance Officer l ThyssenKrupp l View Bio

Dr. Sven Klaiber is a German lawyer, based in Dubai. He has been focusing on the Middle Eastern countries and their laws and regulations for the last 10 years in various functions (private practice and in-house). Since 2013, he is holding the position as Regional Compliance Officer for the ThyssenKrupp Group. In that function, he is providing advice for ThyssenKrupp entities in the MENA Region to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and internal policies, with special focus on anti-trust and anti-corruption. He is implementing the Group’s Compliance Program in the Region, including processes, reporting and documentation.