Mr. Shawki Ahwash – CAMS, CGSS
Anti-Financial Crime Professional
Shawki is a career banker and anti-financial crime professional operating out of Lebanon as MLRO & head of AML/CFT & sanctions division. In addition to his CAMS & CGSS designations, he holds a Combating Financial Crime (CFC) certificate from Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)-London. Alongside the current MLRO function, Shawki is a university lecturer & speaker at Union of Arab Banks (UAB), ACAMS, Romanian Banking Institute (RBI), Governance Dynamics (UAE), and other institutions tasked with countering money laundering and terrorist financing. As Subject Matter Expert (SME), he had conducted many consultancy-training workshops aimed at building and strengthening capacities of FIUs and reporting entities to counter illicit financial flows and mitigate financial crime risks across MENA, GCC & East Africa regions. Shawki’s contributions to the anti-financial crime literature are also reflected in his articles published by KYC360-UK addressing a myriad of compliance topics. On the academic level, he holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut (AUB).