AKW Consultants is a leading professional service consultancy operating as the AKW Group of Companies, registered with the Dubai Economic Department and the DMCC, UAE. Our practice has been in existence in the UAE since early 2016, and the team has served 1,000+ clients across the GCC region.
We have significantly contributed to the transformation of local and global organizations by using an innovative approach to every project and maintaining an unrelenting commitment to quality and consistency. Our scope of services includes compliance, risk, and governance; tax advisory; accounting and audit; business consulting; company incorporation and liquidation; and management consulting.
Our vision is “Delivering Value,” as we are committed to delivering value to our clients through tangible outcomes. We strive to provide an impeccable experience for our clients, not just offer services. Our team of 35+ specialists based in the UAE aims to fill the gaps in the industry by offering value-added services around compliance, risk and governance, tax advisory, accounting and audit, and business consulting. The depth of experience and industry insights led by an approachable team can help our esteemed clients find solutions to reach their business goals.
Our Practice has been in existence in the UAE since early 2016 and the team has served 1,000+ clients across the GCC Region. We operate under two trade licences, AKW Tax Reclaim Accounting and Consultancy and AKW Consultants, registered with the Dubai Economic Department, UAE.
Our Vision is “Delivering Value” and our team of 35+ specialists based in the UAE aim to fill the gaps in the industry by offering value added services around Compliance, Risk & Governance, Tax Advisory, Accounting and Audit, and Business Consulting. The depth of our local and international experience and industry insights led by approachable team can help our valued clients find solutions to reach their business goals.
✓ Holding a legacy of over a combined 40+ years of experience to help the customer navigate in the right direction.
✓ Having worked with over 1000+ businesses give us an edge in our diverse knowledge of various industries.
✓ Believe in delivering nominal yet value-adding services.
✓ A hands-on international and regional experience that helps clients bridge cultural and technical challenges.
✓ AKW’s AML Advisory Team is an association of Certified Anti-Money Launder Specialists (ACAMS), the International Compliance Association (ICA), Certified Fraud
Examiners (CFE), qualified AML Compliance Consultants, and subject matter experts, and is led by Ex-Director and Global Head of Client Due Diligence for AML Compliance, HSBC Middle East.
About Our CEO & Managing Partner
Faisal Ahmed serves as the Managing Partner & CEO of AKW Consultants, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the organisation. With over 23 years of global experience in financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering, tax advisory, and auditing, Faisal is a distinguished chartered accountant.
Faisal’s professional journey began with a strong foundation, spending over six years at KPMG before further honing his skills during an eight-year tenure at PwC in London. His dedication to excellence and his commitment to the industry led him to gain three years of invaluable experience with HSBC, where he held the prestigious position of Director and Global Head for Client Due Diligence for AML Compliance in both the Middle East and London offices.
Since early 2016, Faisal has been a driving force in the consulting world. He later established his sole proprietorship entities, AKW Tax Reclaim Accounting and Consultancy and AKW Consultants, in January and February 2018, respectively. Faisal has successfully overseen numerous turnkey AML compliance remediation projects, benefiting a wide range of institutions, including banks, finance companies, money exchanges, and DNFBPs.
Faisal is not only a seasoned practitioner but also a recognized subject matter expert in AML compliance. His expertise extends beyond the corporate realm, as he holds accreditation as a compliance and banking trainer at the prestigious London Institute of Banking and Finance. His remarkable contributions have been acknowledged with awards, including the “KYC Guru” award in 2020 and the “Best Compliance Team” award in 2021. The latter recognised his pivotal role in establishing the AML Compliance Framework for the first UAE cryptocurrency trading company in DMCC, Dubai.