Wahida is a qualified chartered accountant who specialises in financial crime compliance with over 17 years of experience, 13 of those years working as a manager at KPMG London and Dubai. Before joining EBII Group, Wahida was the Group Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption at one of the largest global insurers companies headquartered in the Uk. Her role involved working on an evolving anti-bribery and corruption program which included business-wide anti-bribery and corruption risk assessments, developing policies and procedures, training, and addressing third party risks. Prior, Wahda worked as an investigator within the enforcement unit at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, undertaking fraud, anti-money laundering and mis-spelling of financial products investigations. Her role involved; investigating and addressing the failure of financial institutions to adhere to the Authority’s Principles of Business. Before the FCA, Wahida worked at KPMG London, where she conducted fraud and anti-bribery & corruption investigations and compliance reviews across various sectors, including energy, consumer markets and financial services. Her clients included global multinational corporations within the financial services and non-financial services sector. Wahida also spent a few years in the Middle East working for KPMG Dubai. She led local fraud and anti-bribery, and corruption investigations as well as compliance reviews. Her projects included reviewing and assessing the internal anti-bribery & corruption program of one of the largest global banks based in the UAE.
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