Michael Dunlop, CAMS-FCI—Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Michael Dunlop is the head of investigations, financial crime threat mitigation and compliance at HSBC Middle East Limited. There, he is accountable for providing strategic direction and oversight of all the investigative programs related to anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, counter-terrorist financing and fraud. Dunlop also ensures professional and consistent investigations from case intake to risk mitigation as well as resultant action, including regulatory obligations.

Prior to joining HSBC in 2014, Dunlop was the national head of AML surveillance for Bidvest Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dunlop also spent 24 years working for the South African Police Service in a variety of roles, including K-9 handler, crime intelligence officer and reaching the rank of detective captain. He also served abroad as a police attaché in Ghana, Brazil and Argentina. During his time with the South African Police Service, he was responsible for enhancing intergovernmental relations and neutralizing organized crime threats affecting national safety and security. Dunlop has a degree in forensic investigations and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). As head of investigations, Dunlop takes pride in his team’s achievements and is proud and honored to lead such a diverse and inclusive group of industry-leading professionals. He is constantly inspired by their passion to shape the future of financial crime mitigation.

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