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.

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2008 – Bachelor of Arts, Economics of Business, University of California


  • International Compliance Officer Certificate
  • International AML Officer Certificate