Mr. Mohamed Jawad Shalo

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Mr. Mohamed Jawad Shalo

Director – Financial Crime Prevention Unit
Financial Services Regulatory Authority


Mr. Mohamed Shalo joined Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in November 2015. As Director of the Financial Crime Prevention Unit (FCPU), Mr Shalo oversees the team’s responsibility in fostering financial crime compliance and practices, including AML, CFT, sanctions, international tax reporting requirements, cybercrimes and threats.

In addition to his executive oversight in ADGM, Mr Shalo is the Chairperson for the UAE AMLCFT Public Private Partnership Committee, a newly launched federal level initiative established in June 2021. He continues to works closely with the UAE AMLCFT Executive Office in leading national policies and risk management projects.

Mr Shalo has contributed significantly to numerous national undertakings including being the AML advisor to the Ministry of Economy, served as the secretary for the UAE National Risk Assessment Committee for three years, participated in several high-level committees, assisted in the development of the UAE cross-border regulations and others.

Prior to ADGM, Mr Shalo was the Director of Licensing at the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). He also served as the Supervision Team Leader for capital markets intermediaries to ensure their compliance with SCA rules and regulations.

Mr Shalo completed the Accelerated Development Programme from London Business School and He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from American University of Sharjah, and Bachelor Degree of Accounting from United Arab Emirates University. He is a registered auditor with the UAE Ministry of Economy.