MENA FCCG held its Annual Gala Dinner and Plenary Meeting at the Dead Sea, Jordan on May 10 – 11. The Gala Dinner was attended by H.E. Ms. Samya Abou Sharif, Director – Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit (AML/CTF Unit) Jordan as a keynote speaker.
At the Plenary Meeting, FCCG Members deliberated key planned actions for 2023/24 aimed at further delivering on the Group’s mission in making a difference in combating financial crime across the region and beyond.
Mr. Che Sidanius, Co-Founder of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime (GCFFC) and Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs, Refinitiv – LSEG joined the Plenary Meeting and delivered a presentation on key GCFFC initiatives including as it relates to promoting Public Private Partnerships as a critical tool for enhancing the effectiveness of combating financial crime efforts. Mr. Amardeep Thandi – Director, Crypto Regulatory and Compliance Lead EMEA Director – Chainalysis Inc. also joined where he spoke on key risks and challenges associated with crypto assets and tools available to mitigate those risks.