Mr. Abbas Bou Diab

Mr. Abbas Bou Diab

Executive Manager- Head of Compliance & AML, BLOM Bank Qatar LLC

Biography

Abbas Bou Diab is an Executive Manager- Head of Compliance & AML at BLOM Bank Qatar LLC since November 2008, a bank licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and regulated by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

Abbas has 35 years working experience, among which 9 years in one of the international audit firms, Deloiite & Touche-Lebanon, in addition to 26 years in the banking sector.

Abbas holds BBA Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut (July 1987) and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University (July 1997). Abbas is also a Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialist since 2006 and a professional member of the ACAMS organization.

Abbas has attended many conferences, seminars, and workshops in Europe and the Middle East. He was a moderator at FINNOVEX Summit that took place in Doha-Qatar on March 15, 2022 (Artificial Intelligence as The Catalyst of Digital Payments in The Revolution Industry), a  speaker at Union of Arab Banks-(Compliance & Combating Financial Crime Conference-Doha, January 29-30,2020),  the ACAMS 7th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference- MENA (Dubai, November 13-14, 2016), ACAMS,  3rd Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference- MENA (Dubai, January 20-21, 2013), MEED -Qatar Banking Summit (Doha, September 9-11, 2013), UNI Strategic (Global Anti-Fraud Conference-Dubai, October 7-8, 2013), Clyde & Co. -Compliance Connect (Doha, December 12, 2012), in addition to in house trainer for the Bank’s staff in compliance and AML issues.

Abbas was an editor and member of the Arabic CAMS Exam Task Force who assisted in ensuring the translation quality of the CAMS Guide from English into Arabic.

Abbas lives in Doha-Qatar.