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 Dubai Quality Group (DQG) and 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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Governance & Compliance Consultant | Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (DIFC) | UAE

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


Ms El Kadiri brings in over nine years of progressive experience working in private and government-owned entities in compliance, management, quality assurance and excellence functions. Possessing a keen understanding, oversight and reporting mechanisms on Financial Crimes – Anti-Money Laundering, UAE Central Bank regulations, Dubai and UAE federal government mandates, she has developed and delivered a various range 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 Central Bank Guidelines). Authored reports and research papers on Compliance and the evolution of CG in the MENA region.

She is currently 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, in addition to her independent role with ABAC where she provides auditing services and expertise on management systems related to fighting Bribery and corruption. 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, Clinical Governance, Regulatory Compliance and Audit, Policies & Procedures…etc.).

Samia has previously participated in the ESG Index; MENA wide Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Index in cooperation with Standard & Poors with the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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 with relevant UAE laws. Prior to that, she worked with the American Clinics for Psychiatry and Neurology where she focused on health care compliance with MOH and Dubai Healthcare Authority’s mandates. Ms El Kadiri’s experience doesn’t stop there – before her time at ACPN, she worked at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai where she focused on government excellence, quality, and customer happiness.

Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Governance framework Design & Implementation, Compliance Framework Development & Implementation, Business Excellence, Current State Assessment, Policies & Procedures Development & Implementation, Control environment Review.


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.

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CRI® Group has safeguarded businesses from any risks, providing investigations (i.e. insurance fraud), employee background screening, investigative due diligence, business intelligencethird-party risk management, forensic accounting, compliance and other professional investigative research services. In 2016, CRI® Group launched Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, providing training and certification. ABAC® operates through its global network of certified ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors and other certified professionals. ABAC® Center of Excellence offers a complimentary gap analysis of your compliance program to evaluate if it meets “adequate procedures” requirements under UK Bribery Act, DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs Guidance and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. Prove that your business is ethical. Complete our Highest Ethical Business Assessment (HEBA) & evaluate your current Corporate Compliance Program. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.

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