Raina Verma

Raina Verma (Communications Director) is a qualified MBA, CFE, CAMS professional with over 20 years of experience in Internal Audit, Fraud Risk Management  (prevention, detection, monitoring, response management), Financial Crimes Investigations, Regulatory Compliance & AML. She is a recipient of two Fin Crime awards by law enforcement bodies in the region. In her current role, she is Head, Fraud and Forensics at MAF Retail. In this role, she works with the largest retail organization in the MENA region with a fast-growing footprint in 17 countries. She periodically writes for leading anti-fraud associations on topics of ethics, compliance and fraud.

She has previously worked with organizations like Lloyds TSB Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB is the world’s first full service Islamic bank and the third largest Islamic bank in the world), Tamweel, and NBFI like Reem Finance. She was one of the founding members of Dubai Bank. She also established an anti-fraud function at National Bank Fujairah.

She has advised on acquiring tools and tech for digital payments, related digital platforms and establishing related anti-fraud guidelines. She has been engaged in creating training and awareness (E-learning and F2F) framework for anti-fraud, compliance, conflicts of interest, whistleblowing, insider trading, entertainment and gifts, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC).