Sarine Saatdjian
Vice President – Compliance Business ConductFirst Abu Dhabi Bank

Overall 12+ years of hands-on experience with 6+ years of experience in Compliance in Banking.

Presently leading the Business conduct related matters for FAB including its international network of 17 countries in the Gulf, Africa, Asia, Europe and America regions, managing the framework mitigating conduct risks via policies, procedures, risk assessments, training and monitoring of controls. Responsibilities also includes advising on various conduct risk elements as well as the involvement of implementing the Regulatory framework providing guidance to businesses on key regulatory matters as required. 

Sarine held positions in audit and business advisory fields in legacy National Bank of Abu Dhabi. She worked with Ernst & Young providing risk-based advisory services including internal audits and related assessments catering to the needs of entities in various industries majorly those in government, public/semi-public sectors in UAE.

Sarine acquired BSc in Computer Science and Management from McGill University and MSc in International Business Administration from SOAS University of London with various professional certifications such as CIA, PMP, CAMS, Int’l Advanced certification in AML from ICA and others related to Banking risks and regulations and Moody’s Analytics.