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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
Hedieh is a DFSA registered Compliance Officer/MLRO actively providing regulatory consultancy services in and from DIFC to a number of local and global financial service providers within the past few years. As a regulatory consultant at Al Tamimi, she is specialized in establishing regulated and unregulated entities in the DIFC with a strong focus on Financial Advisory, Asset Management/Fund Management, Corporate Finance, and Brokerage activities, etc. She has established (or has been involved in establishment of) over 35 entities in the DIFC since 2015 under DFSA Prudential Category 2, 3A, 3C, 4, Rep Offices, and DNFBPs including waivers or endorsements in respect of Client Assets or Retail permissions. Furthermore, Hedieh has carried out the outsourced Compliance Officer/MLRO function for multiple regulated financial institutions (including branches of international banks) in the DIFC within the past few years. As an outsourced CO/MLRO she was responsible for identifying the key risks involved in business and assisting the firms in developing and implementing risk-based compliance control frameworks and monitoring programmes. In addition to overseeing the AML and Compliance risks, she was responsible for interfacing with the DFSA and DIFC authorities on behalf of the firms and has been in charge of preparation of compliance reports and annual year-end fillings including AML Return, CMP, and the UAE Central Bank filings.
Prior to that, Hedieh served as a Private Banker at Bank of America in California proactively overseeing and monitoring activities and performance of financial products for high net worth clients. She was advising a portfolio of private banking clients on personal financial planning through individually designed and on a risk-assessed basis strategy tailored towards individual client’s specific needs and objectives across the spectrum of financial solutions.
Hedieh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics of Business from University of California, Irvine with a focus on corporate finance, statistics, and accounting.
2008 – Bachelor of Arts, Economics of Business, University of California
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