Abbas Bou Diab is an executive manager—head of compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) at BLOM Bank Qatar LLC, since November 2008. BLOM is a regional bank licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and is regulated by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.
Bou Diab has 28 years of work experience, he spent nine of those years at the international audit firm, Deloitte & Touche-Lebanon, and 19 years in the banking sector.
Bou Diab holds a BBA degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in business administration from the Lebanese American University. In 2006, Bou Diab received his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.
Moreover, he has attended many conferences, seminars and workshops in Europe and the Middle East. He was a speaker at the ACAMS 3rd Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference-MENA (Dubai, January 20-21, 2013), MEED-Qatar Banking Summit (Doha, September 9-11, 2013), UNI Strategic Global Anti-Fraud Conference (Dubai, October 7-8, 2013) and Clyde & Co. Compliance Connect (Doha, December 12, 2012). In addition, he is an in-house trainer for the bank’s staff in compliance and AML-related topics.
Bou Diab worked as an editor and member of the Arabic CAMS Exam Task Force and assisted in ensuring the translation quality of the CAMS Examination Guide from English to Arabic.