Compliance Business Round-Table in Kuwait City

How to turn Compliance Burdens into Business benefits

Dear Professional,

IMTF cordially invites you to participate in this exclusive event to share best practices on how to proactively transform the Compliance Burden into Business Benefits.

At this invite-only morning event, we will discuss how to implement new regulations, such as the AEOI (CRS), in the most efficient and cost-effective way, while improving existing processes such as onboarding and client life cycle management.

44% of compliance heads believe that, from an operational standpoint, new regulations represent an opportunity to introduce positive strategic changes.

Join us on May 1st at this exclusive morning event to hear insights from bankers, compliance specialists, and FinTech. This event is free of charge, and takes place at the Courtyard, Kuwait City.
Places at this event are limited, so please register before April 27th, to save your seat.

We look forward to seeing you at this unique event!

Best regards,

Valeriy Voditchenski
Director Compliance, Risk & Fraud
IMTF group

Rim Richani
Business Development
IMTF group

Event audience:

  • Compliance Officers
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Risk Officers
  • MLRO / AML Officers
  • Tax Specialists
  • CIO

Courtyard Kuwait City


Courtyard Kuwait City
Al Shuhada Street
P.O.Box 1216
Kuwait City  15463
+965 2299 7000


May 1st – Courtyard Kuwait City, Al Shuhada Street, P.O.Box 1216  Dasman, Kuwait City 15463

Registration 08:30 Registration & Welcome
Courtyard Kuwait City
VVO 09:00 Compliance with current and future regulations
– a potential strategy
Valeriy Voditchenski, Compliance & Risk, IMTF group
AUB agenda 09:30 Challenges faced by Kuwaiti Banks
– a pragmatic approach
W. Malhas, Head AML/Counter Terrorist Financing, Ahli United Bank
Coffee cup 10:00 Coffee break & Swiss treats
VVO 10:20 Collaborative Case Manager: workflow & transparency
– a proven approach
Valeriy Voditchenski, Compliance & Risk, IMTF group
Claire agenda 11:00 Global standards for FATCA and CRS
– insights from UAE experts

Claire Dawson, Sr. Manager, Deloitte Middle East
kuwlogo agenda 11:40 Q&A session on Implementing FATCA and CRS in Kuwait
Omar Alwelayti, Controller of the International Treaty
Department, Kuwait Tax Authority, Ministry of Finance

BB agenda 12:00 Boubyan Bank’s on FATCA and KYC
– a case study
Nadim Safa, Head of Compliance, Boubyan Bank
Q&A 12:30 Closing Remarks & Business Lunch


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Claire Dawson

Claire Dawson

Senior Manager | Deloitte LPP

Claire has over 8 years of professional experience working with a range of international clients in the FS Industry. Since FATCA was introduced, she has been focusing on helping clients meeting their FATCA compliance requirements. Claire leads the provision of FATCA engagements in the MENA region. Claire has significant experience leading and managing FATCA projects from initial impact assessment, through to implementation and the designing of FATCA policy and procedure documentation for some of the largest and most high profile banks, investment entities and insurance companies in the region.

Fiona McClafferty

Fiona McClafferty

Senior Manager | Deloitte Private Middle East

Fiona has been working in Private Client Tax for HNWs and UHNWs for over 15 years and has specialised in the UK taxation of non-resident and non-domiciled individuals for the past 10 years.  Her clients are highly mobile and international individuals with assets, children and business interests across the globe. She often speaks on the impact of UK tax or regulation for private clients in the Middle East .

Valeriy Voditchenski

Valeriy Voditchenski

Director Compliance, Risk & Fraud | IMTF group

Walid Malhas

Walid Malhas

Head of AML/CTF and FATCA Officer, Ahli United Bank, Kuwait

  • Has more than 18 years of experience in External Audit, Internal audit, Compliance and AML in biggest external audit firms and banks in Kuwait.
  • Has completed  high certification’s in AML and compliance , such as the following:
  • Certified Compliance Officer.(CCO) (Enhance the required skills, abilities, expertise and competencies to work in the compliance departments)
  • Advanced diploma from Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester in UK in Compliance, risk, governance and AML. (This is recognized mark of excellence illustrating the highest standards in compliance practice and endorsed by the British Bankers’ Association, as it provides an in-depth exploration of international best practice and UK regulations relating to issues of compliance and AML.)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist from ACAMS ( ACAMS set an international standard for testing the knowledge of those entrusted with the detection and prevention of money laundering and since inception, CAMS has become the gold standard in AML certifications and is recognized by private institutions, governments, and law enforcement.
  • ACAMS Advanced AML Audit Certification (CAMS-Audit) (CAMS-Audit is advanced training that will equip senior management professionals with the essential knowledge that reinforces internal controls and enhances ability to meet regulatory expectations, As there are less than 100 candidates worldwide who has achieved this certificate)
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