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Combating Fraud & Forgery in Banking Industry

Combating Fraud & Forgery in Banking Industry
8-10 April 2019    Doha – State of Qatar

BACKGROUND
Fraud is any intentional act or omission designed to deceive others, resulting in the victim suffering a loss and/or the perpetrator achieving a gain.
All organizations are subject to fraud risks. Large frauds have led to the downfall of entire organizations, massive investment losses, significant legal costs, incarceration of key individuals, and erosion of confidence in capital markets. Publicized fraudulent behavior has negatively impacted the reputations, brands, and images of many organizations around the globe.

Each organization needs to assess the degree of emphasis to place on fraud risk management based on its size and circumstances.

Large organizations, such as Banks, and due to huge number of transactions, staff as well as the variety and complexity of other operations, often need good governance principles along with formalization/standardization of their policies, procedures, workflow and controls to mitigate/minimize fraud risk.

OBJECTIVES
This comprehensive 3 days’ workshop is designed to provide the attendees with a thorough understanding of fraud trends and techniques in combating fraudulent and unethical occurrences in their organizations.

Participants will learn about strategies of internal control and risk management against fraud, and the resources for early detection and prevention. Throughout the workshop, they will acquire tools to mitigate fraud risk by learning the latest control policies and systems, ensuring the best ways to conduct an internal investigation while benchmarking against best practices for fraud deterrence (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners “ACFE” references).
This seminar should offer a mixture between theory and practical cases/statistics/graphs/exercises thus providing attendees with enough knowledge and skills to identify, assess, and report fraud indicators in banks and financial institutions.
With their peers, participants, and through brainstorming sessions, will have the knowledge to prevent, detect, deter and investigate different types of fraud with their banks/organizations.

Eventually, attendees will explore the key areas of fraudulent acts and will be provided with the insights to appreciate the fraud inherent risks in their banking activities and address them through proper controls while having a dynamic forensic approach.

MAIN TOPICS AND AGENDA

DAY ONE:
Fraud Definition – ACFE & IIA Perspective
Different Types of fraud and Auditor’s role in this regard
Fraud Triangle
Fraud & Corruption: Report to the Nation 2018 on Occupational Fraud and Abuse including per industry statistics and graphs (ACFE Material)
Fraud Risk Governance

DAY TWO:
Fraud Prevention Structure
Fraud Prevention Process
Detrimental Effects of Fraud
Fraud Risk Assessment and principles in managing Fraud Risk
Fraud Indicators / Red Flags vs Control Deficiencies (With examples in particular departments and processes)
Behavioral Red Flags displayed by Different types of perpetrators

DAY THREE:
Fraud Detection and Anti Fraud Controls
Forensic Auditing and Fraud Investigation.
Cases Studies
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?
Auditors, Senior Auditors and Auditors in Charge
Internal control personnel
Fraud investigation unit personnel
Finance people.

THE SPEAKERS:

MR. WISSAM MEHANNA (MBA, CIA, CFE, CRMA)
Country Internal Audit Head Arab Bank – Lebanon

Mr. Wissam had been occupying this position for the last 9 years, with an overall audit experience of 19 years. He started his career as an External Auditor, performing audit missions over several companies and industries and was involved in several finance and accounting missions. He later joined Bank of Beirut SAL where he served as a Senior Internal Auditor for 5 years, and then moved abroad to manage the Audit Function at Mashreq bank Qatar, where he spent 3 years in this role before deciding to rejoin the Lebanese banking sector in his current position.
In parallel to his permanent Job, Wissam worked as an instructor for the CIA certification in Infocenter Qatar, and continued this mission in Lebanon, where he was a lead Instructor at Morgan International providing CIA and CMA classes for 5 years. He also provided the CIA course for several corporate institutions privately. Currently, he is heavily involved in a project to offer the CIA certification syllabus for Lebanon Internal Audit Community in collaboration with IIA Lebanon.
Wissam was a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Qatar Chapter during his residency abroad; he also was a board member and treasurer of IIA – Lebanon Chapter (2014-2016). Currently, he is a Governor in IIA Lebanon board and active member of its Education Committee.
Founding member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Lebanon, He is also an active member in the “World Union of Arab Bankers” (WUAB) and a lecturer in Auditing, Finance and Fraud topics with the “Union of Arab Banks” (UAB) and other educational bodies.
Wissam is Holder of an Executive Master degree from Sorbonne, Dauphine France, and a Bachelor Degree and Master in Business Administration from Saint Joseph University – Beirut.
He is also a Holder of the CIA, CFE and CRMA professional certifications

MR. ABBAS BOU DIAB (MBA, CAMS)
Executive Manager – Head of Compliance and AML BLOM Bank Qatar

A highly qualified Compliance and AML professional, with over 30 years of solid experience and extensive knowledge in financial services in international, regional and local financial organizations.
Abbas has been exposed to learning and working with premium institutes and derives from a solid educational background with competitive personal credentials, all shaped with a professional career from external audit firm to multi regional banks.
He is specialized in AML training, SAR reporting, legislative and regulatory process, drafting policies and procedures, compliance assurance reviews and auditing as well as reporting to governing bodies.
In addition to financial sanctions compliance, investigation and transaction monitoring system, implementation and calibration and liaising with the competent authorities.
Abbas has earned a BA degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, a top 1 MENA regional American university and has completed his MBA from the reputable Lebanese American University.
Abbas has been a certified AML expert earning CAMS Certificate from ACAMS for over twelve years now with a proven track record of working successfully with top management and conduct trainings as well as working with ACAMS as a content manager in compiling and translating the Arabic version of the Guide for CAMS certification examination.
Abbas had honored many international and regional Compliance and AML Conferences as a keynote speaker, moderator and penal discussions.

PARTICIPATION FEES:

1100 $ for UAB members
1300 $ for Non-UAB members
fees include attending the workshop, receiving the material, refreshments and a daily lunch.

SCHEDULE AND LANGUAGE:

Registration: the first day from 8am to 9 am.
Schedule : from 9:00 am to 15:00 pm daily.
Workshop language: English and little Arabic.

April 08 2019

Venue

Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Doha, Qatar

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Schedule

  • DAY ONE:
  • Fraud Definition - ACFE & IIA Perspective
  • Different Types of fraud and Auditor’s role in this regard
  • Fraud Triangle
  • Fraud & Corruption: Report to the Nation 2018 on Occupational Fraud and Abuse including per industry statistics and graphs (ACFE Material)
  • Fraud Risk Governance
  • DAY TWO:
  • Fraud Prevention Structure
  • Fraud Prevention Process
  • Detrimental Effects of Fraud
  • Fraud Risk Assessment and principles in managing Fraud Risk
  • Fraud Indicators / Red Flags vs Control Deficiencies (With examples in particular departments and processes)
  • Behavioral Red Flags displayed by Different types of perpetrators
  • DAY THREE:
  • Fraud Detection and Anti Fraud Controls
  • Forensic Auditing and Fraud Investigation.
  • Cases Studies
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Combating Fraud & Forgery in Banking Industry

Combating Fraud & Forgery in Banking Industry
8-10 April 2019    Doha – State of Qatar

BACKGROUND
Fraud is any intentional act or omission designed to deceive others, resulting in the victim suffering a loss and/or the perpetrator achieving a gain.
All organizations are subject to fraud risks. Large frauds have led to the downfall of entire organizations, massive investment losses, significant legal costs, incarceration of key individuals, and erosion of confidence in capital markets. Publicized fraudulent behavior has negatively impacted the reputations, brands, and images of many organizations around the globe.

Each organization needs to assess the degree of emphasis to place on fraud risk management based on its size and circumstances.

Large organizations, such as Banks, and due to huge number of transactions, staff as well as the variety and complexity of other operations, often need good governance principles along with formalization/standardization of their policies, procedures, workflow and controls to mitigate/minimize fraud risk.

OBJECTIVES
This comprehensive 3 days’ workshop is designed to provide the attendees with a thorough understanding of fraud trends and techniques in combating fraudulent and unethical occurrences in their organizations.

Participants will learn about strategies of internal control and risk management against fraud, and the resources for early detection and prevention. Throughout the workshop, they will acquire tools to mitigate fraud risk by learning the latest control policies and systems, ensuring the best ways to conduct an internal investigation while benchmarking against best practices for fraud deterrence (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners “ACFE” references).
This seminar should offer a mixture between theory and practical cases/statistics/graphs/exercises thus providing attendees with enough knowledge and skills to identify, assess, and report fraud indicators in banks and financial institutions.
With their peers, participants, and through brainstorming sessions, will have the knowledge to prevent, detect, deter and investigate different types of fraud with their banks/organizations.

Eventually, attendees will explore the key areas of fraudulent acts and will be provided with the insights to appreciate the fraud inherent risks in their banking activities and address them through proper controls while having a dynamic forensic approach.

MAIN TOPICS AND AGENDA

DAY ONE:
Fraud Definition – ACFE & IIA Perspective
Different Types of fraud and Auditor’s role in this regard
Fraud Triangle
Fraud & Corruption: Report to the Nation 2018 on Occupational Fraud and Abuse including per industry statistics and graphs (ACFE Material)
Fraud Risk Governance

DAY TWO:
Fraud Prevention Structure
Fraud Prevention Process
Detrimental Effects of Fraud
Fraud Risk Assessment and principles in managing Fraud Risk
Fraud Indicators / Red Flags vs Control Deficiencies (With examples in particular departments and processes)
Behavioral Red Flags displayed by Different types of perpetrators

DAY THREE:
Fraud Detection and Anti Fraud Controls
Forensic Auditing and Fraud Investigation.
Cases Studies
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?
Auditors, Senior Auditors and Auditors in Charge
Internal control personnel
Fraud investigation unit personnel
Finance people.

THE SPEAKERS:

MR. WISSAM MEHANNA (MBA, CIA, CFE, CRMA)
Country Internal Audit Head Arab Bank – Lebanon

Mr. Wissam had been occupying this position for the last 9 years, with an overall audit experience of 19 years. He started his career as an External Auditor, performing audit missions over several companies and industries and was involved in several finance and accounting missions. He later joined Bank of Beirut SAL where he served as a Senior Internal Auditor for 5 years, and then moved abroad to manage the Audit Function at Mashreq bank Qatar, where he spent 3 years in this role before deciding to rejoin the Lebanese banking sector in his current position.
In parallel to his permanent Job, Wissam worked as an instructor for the CIA certification in Infocenter Qatar, and continued this mission in Lebanon, where he was a lead Instructor at Morgan International providing CIA and CMA classes for 5 years. He also provided the CIA course for several corporate institutions privately. Currently, he is heavily involved in a project to offer the CIA certification syllabus for Lebanon Internal Audit Community in collaboration with IIA Lebanon.
Wissam was a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Qatar Chapter during his residency abroad; he also was a board member and treasurer of IIA – Lebanon Chapter (2014-2016). Currently, he is a Governor in IIA Lebanon board and active member of its Education Committee.
Founding member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Lebanon, He is also an active member in the “World Union of Arab Bankers” (WUAB) and a lecturer in Auditing, Finance and Fraud topics with the “Union of Arab Banks” (UAB) and other educational bodies.
Wissam is Holder of an Executive Master degree from Sorbonne, Dauphine France, and a Bachelor Degree and Master in Business Administration from Saint Joseph University – Beirut.
He is also a Holder of the CIA, CFE and CRMA professional certifications

MR. ABBAS BOU DIAB (MBA, CAMS)
Executive Manager – Head of Compliance and AML BLOM Bank Qatar

A highly qualified Compliance and AML professional, with over 30 years of solid experience and extensive knowledge in financial services in international, regional and local financial organizations.
Abbas has been exposed to learning and working with premium institutes and derives from a solid educational background with competitive personal credentials, all shaped with a professional career from external audit firm to multi regional banks.
He is specialized in AML training, SAR reporting, legislative and regulatory process, drafting policies and procedures, compliance assurance reviews and auditing as well as reporting to governing bodies.
In addition to financial sanctions compliance, investigation and transaction monitoring system, implementation and calibration and liaising with the competent authorities.
Abbas has earned a BA degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, a top 1 MENA regional American university and has completed his MBA from the reputable Lebanese American University.
Abbas has been a certified AML expert earning CAMS Certificate from ACAMS for over twelve years now with a proven track record of working successfully with top management and conduct trainings as well as working with ACAMS as a content manager in compiling and translating the Arabic version of the Guide for CAMS certification examination.
Abbas had honored many international and regional Compliance and AML Conferences as a keynote speaker, moderator and penal discussions.

PARTICIPATION FEES:

1100 $ for UAB members
1300 $ for Non-UAB members
fees include attending the workshop, receiving the material, refreshments and a daily lunch.

SCHEDULE AND LANGUAGE:

Registration: the first day from 8am to 9 am.
Schedule : from 9:00 am to 15:00 pm daily.
Workshop language: English and little Arabic.

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