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  • Emmanuel Givanakis
  • Executive Director, Legal & Enforcement
  • Financial Services Regulatory Authority
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market
  • Mr. Emmanuel Givanakis is the Executive Director of the Legal and Enforcement Division the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). Under this division, he oversees the Legal & Policy and Enforcement teams for the financial services regulator. Since joining ADGM in October 2015, as the Head of Policy & Legal, he oversaw the establishment of ADGM’s legislative framework, which was a pivotal step in the creation of ADGM as an international financial centre. In addition to leading the policy and legal functions, he has recently taken responsibility for the enforcement function of the regulator and promoted to the position of Legal & Enforcement Executive Director.
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • Ms. Samantha Pelosi has accumulated nearly 20 years of legal and regulatory experience in payments, compliance, and international business transactions. She recently joined BAFT as its Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation to drive the organization’s activities in payments, innovation, financial crime, and cybersecurity. Previously, she held several positions at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was Manager of the Retail Payments Section of the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division from 2011-2016 and Senior Attorney of the Regulation Section of the Consumer & Community Affairs Division from 2009-2011.
  • Bhavin Shah
  • Partner, Financial Advisory
  • Deloitte
  • Mr. Bhavin Shah is a Partner in Deloitte’s Financial Services Regulatory Advisory with over a decade of management consulting experience working with banks, sovereign funds, capital markets, insurance companies, asset management companies, and regulators in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is partner in-charge for lead Financial Crime Compliance practice for Deloitte in MENA. He is a senior advisory professional and trusted advisor, having worked on regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, operational due diligence, enterprise risk management, large-scale transformation and performance monitoring and improvement.
  • Mohamed Jawad Shalo
  • Head of Financial Crime Prevention Unit
  • Financial Services Regulatory Authority
  • ADGM
  • Mr. Mohamed Shalo joined Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in November 2015. As Head of the Financial Crime Prevention Unit (FCPU), Mohamed oversees the team’s responsibility in fostering financial crime compliance and practices, including AML, CFT, sanctions, international tax reporting requirements, cyber security, across ADGM. Mohamed is supporting ADGM in the upcoming FATF mutual evaluation assessment in the UAE and also represents ADGM in various federal and local committees in the national risk assessment exercise.