CRI Group™ is delighted to welcome Samia El Kadiri as an Auditor at our sister brand the Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC™) Center of Excellence. Samia provides audit services and expertise on existing compliance and Anti-bribery Anti-corruption management systems to assess effectiveness and vulnerabilities while ensuring compliance with Internal Standards, FCPA rules, UK Bribery Act laws, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and all other global, regional and local regulations. For this reason, we are also delighted to announce that Ms El Kadiri will be a guest speaker on our upcoming webinar with our sister brand ABAC® titled “Building a Culture of Compliance and Trust Through ISO 37301:2021 Compliance Management Systems”.


Widespread trust is built on a company culture of doing the right thing, where every employee contributes because they understand and believe in its importance. Don’t miss out!

Meet Samia

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Samia El Kadiri

Consultant , Author & Trainer

6σGB |IRCA- QMS Lead Auditor | TOT

Auditor | Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence


She brings in over eight years of progressive experience working in private and government owned entities in compliance, management, quality assurance and excellence functions. Possess keen understanding, oversight and reporting mechanisms on Financial Crimes – Anti-Money Laundering, UAE Central Bank regulations, Dubai and UAE federal government mandates. She Developed and delivered various number of workshops and awareness sessions to leaders and decision makers on “Good Corporate Governance Practices”, “Development of Strategic Plan and Effective Policies” and “Financial Ethics” (AML&CFT according to local Guidelines). She authored reports and research papers on Compliance and the evolution of CG in the MENA region.

She participated in the ESG Index; MENA wide Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Index in cooperation with Standard & Poor’s with the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

She is a Consultant at DIFC – Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance charged with leading entities consultancy and advisory engagements in identifying the relevant controls, processes and frameworks and recommend areas of improvements. She works closely with clients in assessment and development, advisory and succession planning across multiple industries (Dubai and Federal Government entities, Healthcare, Financial institutions including Banks, and Real Estate) and functional topics (Ethics, Strategic excellence, ESG, Clinical Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Audit & Risk , Policies & Procedures…etc.).

Prior to joining Hawkamah she was the Regulatory Compliance Officer and Chief Editor of Compliance newsletter at Wall Street Exchange, a member of Emirates Post Group where she developed systems, policies and procedures for compliance of relevant UAE laws. Prior to that she worked with the American Clinics for Psychiatry and Neurology where she focused on health care compliance of Dubai Healthcare Authority’s mandates. Prior to ACPN she worked at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai where she focused on government excellence, quality management, and customer happiness.

She is Graduated with a BSC in Economics. She is a Certified Train the Trainer – Institute of Leadership and Management (UK), In addition to other accreditations related to Anti-Money Laundry (AML) and Counter Financing Crimes. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French.


Samia is our guest speaker at our upcoming WEBINAR “Building a Culture of Compliance and Trust – an essential part of a corporate compliance program”. Our intention with this free webinar is to be able to provide resources on corporate compliance to organisations around the globe that will aid them in expansion and an ethical working environment. Widespread trust is built on the corporate culture and understanding of making the morally correct decision and we want to aid organisations to reach a degree to which every employee contributes towards this because they understand and believe in its importance. Our Building a Culture of Compliance and Trust Through ISO 37301:2021 CMSwebinar will highlight all essential parts of a corporate compliance program.


Our webinars, resources and other events are always designed with our clients in mind. Expect to be provided detailed insights and expert opinions to all of your questions and queries in regards to compliance adequate due diligence for third-party risk management, corporate compliance program and what it means for your organisation.

Check out some of Samia’s publications:

  • “HOW SHOULD BOARD MEMBERS OVERSEE CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS” – Thought leadership piece published on April 2020 with a comprehensive review of GCC Corporate Governance regulations on crisis communication.
  • “CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND DATA PROTECTION DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE GCC” – A study report in partnership with a leading Corporate Governance software provider company, it provides an overview of recent developments in corporate governance and data protection landscape in the MENA region.
  • UAE Business Magazine, Article “The Benefits of Good Governance in Times of Crisis”
  • “COMPLIANCE FUNCTION; Reporting lines and Effectiveness” – Survey report about the role of Compliance function in the MENA region- July 2021