Mr. Mohamed AlKatheeri
Section Head – Department for National Coordination and Follow Up
Executive Office of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing
Mohamed Alkatheeri is a Section Head at the Department for National Coordination and Follow Up at the Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing of the UAE.
The Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing is the primary national coordinating body on AML/CFT efforts within the UAE and aims to enable and better equip the UAE in building a strong and sustainable AML/CFT framework. It is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the UAE’s National AML/CFT Strategy and Action Plan and has a wide-ranging mandate.
As Section Head, Mohamed plays a leading role ensuring that all entities in the UAE working to combat financial crimes are aligned with the National AML/CFT Strategy and Plan and are compliant with all AML/CTF/CPF international requirements and standards. Mohamed has introduced mechanisms to facilitate national coordination and increase effectiveness, involving close to 150 projects managed between more than 80 governmental entities using dedicated project management tools to accelerate progress within the country. He is the technical expert responsible for submitting the UAE progress reports to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Mohamed also coordinates closely with members of the UAE National Team – consisting of 35 technical experts in the AML/CFT/CPF regime – to produce the UAE National Progress Report.
Mohamed is a co-creator of the FAWRI TICK System, the UAE’s national system for the management of proliferation financing cases and targeted financial sanctions implementation and currently used by more than 80 governmental entities. The FAWRI TICK has many future plans as well to involve multiple different case types due to its initial huge success. Outside of his role at the Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing, Mohamed is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, certified Innovation specialist, certified trainer, and sanction implementation expert.