Governance, Risk, & Compliance

Ensuring your organisation is aligned with global and local compliance regulations, managing risks, and establishing policies and procedures.

Compliance, Risk & Governance
Comprehensive

GRC Solutions in Dubai

At AKW Consultants, we pride ourselves on being your trusted partner in navigating the complex landscape of Governance, Risk, & Compliance. Our team of experts are dedicated to ensuring your business’s seamless regulatory compliance. Whether it’s regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering measures, or in-depth client/supplier due diligence, we have you covered. We understand that compliance is not just a box to check, but a fundamental aspect of your business’s reputation and integrity. 

When it comes to risk, our risk management solutions are second to none. We specialise in enterprise risk management, helping you identify, assess, and mitigate risks that could impact your business’s success. Fraud risk management is also a crucial area where our expertise shines, safeguarding your financial interests. 
 
Governance is the backbone of any successful organisation, and at AKW Consultants, we help you strengthen it. Our gap analysis services pinpoint areas of improvement, and we work hand in hand with you to establish robust policies and procedures. We understand that governance isn’t just about rules; it’s about setting the course for a sustainable and ethical future. 

Corporate Governance

We assess, design, and deliver policies, manuals, and roadmaps for your organisation.

Policies & Procedures

Full support pertaining to establishing corporate governance frameworks, documentation and audit reports, as well as guidance in implementation of procedures and policies.

Governance

Governance

Gap Analysis

Full analysis of your organisation’s regulatory procedures in comparison to requirements established by governing bodies.

Policies & Procedures

Full support pertaining to establishing corporate governance frameworks, documentation and audit reports, as well as guidance in implementation of procedures and policies.

Risk

Risk Management

Providing full support in managing credit risk, market and operational risk, modelling economic capital, as well as asset liability management.

Enterprise Risk Management

Establishing risk architecture, identification and assessment, as well as development of a robust monitoring network for your organisation’s risk management.

Fraud Risk Management

Assistance in development of full Code of Conduct and whistle-blower policies and minimising fraud risk.

Regulatory Compliance

We carry out risk assessments, monitor and test your organisation’s compliance, policies and procedures, and controls, in addition to providing compliance department training and reports.

Anti-Money Laundering

We conduct entity-wide risk assessments and AML/CFT Gap analysis, KYC remediation, sanction screening, and inspection reports.

Client/Supplier Due Diligence

Empower your business with comprehensive due diligence solutions, including vendor, enhanced, and employee due diligence, ensuring a secure and reliable client-supplier ecosystem.

Compliance

Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

We carry out risk assessments, monitor and test your organisation’s compliance, policies and procedures, and controls, in addition to providing compliance department training and reports.

Anti-Money Laundering

We conduct entity-wide risk assessments and AML/CFT Gap analysis, KYC remediation, sanction screening, and inspection reports.

Client/Supplier Due Diligence

Empower your business with comprehensive due diligence solutions, including vendor, enhanced, and employee due diligence, ensuring a secure and reliable client-supplier ecosystem.

Industries

Real Estate
Precious
Metals
Trading
FMCG
Aviation
Investment
& Holding
Oil & Gas
Healthcare
Construction
Banking
Financial
Exchange
Food &
Beverage

Our Experts

Faisal Ahmed

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 …

Faisal Ahmed

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.  

Kenneth Khalkho

Director

A director with a remarkable 27-year career as a non-financial auditor, consultant, and investigator. His expertise spans diverse sectors and includes corporate …

Kenneth Khalkho

Director of Sustainability & Responsible Business 

A director with a remarkable 27-year career as a non-financial auditor, consultant, and investigator. His expertise spans diverse sectors and includes corporate governance, fraud investigation, and supply chain compliance. Kenneth has partnered with government initiatives and holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in History with Honours. A well-known thought leader in CSR, sustainability, and climate change.  

Manali Chopra
Manali Chopra

Director

An accomplished Chartered Accountant with 13+ years of experience, directs tax accounts and compliance. Notably, she serves as a board member of the prestigious Dubai Business Group …

Manali Chopra

Director

Manali, a highly accomplished Chartered Accountant with 13+ years of experience, currently serves as the Director of Tax Accounts and Compliance. She excels in tax strategy, compliance, and optimisation, overseeing VAT, Corporate Income Tax, and more. She’s also actively involved in DNFBP sector compliance in the UAE. Manali was a prominent speaker at prestigious UAE corporate tax events and is now a Board Member of the Dubai Business Group for Accountants under the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. 

Raza
Raza Takarim

Senior Manager

A seasoned compliance specialist with 7+ years’ experience, focusing on AML Governance, Risk, & Compliance. He spearheaded our DNFBP Compliance practice in 2021 …

Raza Takarim

Senior Manager

A seasoned compliance specialist with 7+ years’ experience, focusing on AML Governance, Risk, & Compliance. He spearheaded our DNFBP Compliance practice in 2021, leading numerous AML compliance projects in Real Estate and Precious Metals. Raza also advises on operational viability, company structuring, and business incorporation.

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