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    5th Training on Responsible Sourcing Guidance on Gold


    Join our fifth responsible sourcing training session for compliance officers with gold refiners and supply chain auditors designed to develop and enhance their skills, techniques and knowledge.

    Get the right training from industry leaders and specialized professionals during our programme that focuses on the regulatory environment supporting the precious metals industry. Learn about responsible sourcing and risks involved, international standards, money laundering and much more.

    Ideal for compliance officers and auditors, book this session now for just AED 750 (without VAT) includes DMCC Certificate or AED 1000 (without VAT) includes Pearson Certificate, and safeguard your business. Don’t miss out – limited seats available!

    Key topics include:

    • The Emirates Bullion Market Committee (EBC)’s UAEGD Accreditation Rules

    • EBC rules for Risk Based Due Diligence (RBDG) and reporting

    • Evaluating country risks and working with the public database

    • Enterprise-Wide Money Laundering / Terrorism Financing (ML/TF) Risk Assessment

    • Identifying and mitigating risks in gold supply chain, the growing importance of on-site due diligence



    Almas Conference Centre, Almas Tower, JLT, Dubai, UAE.

    8:30AM - 5:00PM, 3 June 2024

    DMCC Certification AED 750 (without VAT)
    Pearson Certification AED 1,000 (without VAT)
    You will only receive this certification upon successful completion of an online examination

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    8:30am – 9:20am


    9:25am – 9:30am

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Sudheesh Nambiath
    - Manager, Precious Metals, DMCC

    9:30am – 11:30am

    The Emirates Bullion Market Committee (EBC)’s UAEGD Accreditation Rules
    EBC rules for Risk Based Due Diligence (RBDG) and reporting
    Evaluating country risks and working with the public database
    Report presentation

    Sudheesh Nambiath - Manager, Precious Metals, DMCC
    Abidh CP - AML Expert, Ministry of Economy, UAE

    11:30am – 11:45am 

    Networking Break

    11:45am  – 1:00pm

    Enterprise-Wide Money Laundering / Terrorism Financing (ML/TF) Risk Assessment
    Detecting Concealment of Beneficial ownership

    Sathiyamoorthi Sukumar, Senior Consultant – Compliance, ACH Legal

    1:00pm – 2:00pm 

    Lunch Break

    2:00pm – 3:30pm

    Identifying and mitigating risks in gold supply chain, the growing importance of on-site due diligence

    Andrew Britton, CEO, Kumi Consulting

    3:30pm – 3:45pm 

    Coffee Break

    3:45pm – 5:00pm

    Case study on supply chain risk- evaluations, identification and mitigation

    Faisal Ahmed, Managing Partner and CEO, AKW Consultants


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    Andrew is Kumi’s founder and CEO, responsible for overall leadership of the business. He is recognised internationally as a leading expert in responsible business conduct and supply chain due diligence.

    Under Andrew’s leadership, Kumi has and continues to play an instrumental role in shaping compliance frameworks and industry standards for responsible supply chains. Kumi has become a trusted advisor to businesses across the world, helping them to identify and manage risks, meet customer and stakeholder expectations and deliver more value through responsible business practices. From its beginnings as a “one-man-band”, Kumi is now a fast-growing and truly international consulting firm.

    Spending the formative years of his childhood in rural Uganda – in Kumi District – sowed the seeds for Andrew’s conviction in the power of business to help tackle poverty and drive sustainable socio-economic development in the world’s poorest countries. This conviction has guided his career as a sustainability and human rights professional. Prior to founding Kumi in 2015, Andrew spent 13 years working for a number of sustainability and international development consulting firms. This included eight years in the sustainability practice of EY.

    Andrew has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and across many industry sectors. At Kumi, he oversees and is actively involved in the delivery of Kumi’s consulting services to clients: engaging senior leaders, advising project teams, and assessing and developing responses to challenging situations.

    In his free time, Andrew enjoys hiking, running, and travelling with his family to explore off-the-beaten-track holiday destinations.

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    Sathiyamoorthi has 14 years of experience in AML-CFT Compliance functions. He has successfully implemented various initiatives across different sectors. He holds certification from esteemed institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Foundations of Central Bank Law, ACFCS - Certified Financial Crime Specialist, Certified Risk Management Specialist, and Certified Anti Money Laundering Professional from the Financial Crime Academy. Additionally, he is also an approved Compliance Officer by the Central Bank of UAE for Financial Institutions.

    His experience extends to conducting training sessions in RAKICC, facilitating Continuing Legal Professional Development (CLPD), and delivering ACAMS trainings to candidates. He has specialized in ML-TF Risk Assessment, Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment, AML Gap Analysis Audit, Sanction & PEP Screening Investigation, and serving as an AML Trainer for professional certifications. Furthermore, he have represented clients in DPMS inspections and assisted in mitigating AML penalties.

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    Faisal is a qualified Chartered Accountant and carries more than two decades of experience with Advisory Services at Price Waterhouse Coopers in London, KPMG and HSBC Bank.

    Currently, Faisal is leading AKW Consultants Group of Companies headquartered in the UAE. He has led projects for a number of banks and organisations across the GCC Region and in Afghanistan in Financial Due Diligence, Business Plan Design, Regulatory Compliance, AML matters, developing Anti-Fraud departments in the banks and Responsible Sourcing audits. In addition, Faisal is also leading Tax, Audit, Accounting & Internal Audit Services in the UAE and manages clients across Middle East, UK and Europe.

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    Abidh CP is a AML Expert with the Ministry of Economy. Abidh has been associated with the precious metals market since 2011 working as a Chief Compliance Officer with Emirates Gold Refinery. At his role in DMCC for seven years, he had extensively worked in areas of accreditation of refiners and building the Good Delivery Guidance grow from strength to strength



    Sudheesh Nambiath is Manager for Precious Metals at DMCC (Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre).

    Appointed to the role in September 2022, Sudheesh is responsible for building and growing DMCC’s precious metals ecosystem. He is also a member of the Executive Office of the Emirates Bullion Market Committee under the UAE Ministry of Economy, where he looks after UAE Good Delivery standard accreditations and promoting best practices on responsible sourcing.

    Prior to joining DMCC, Sudheesh was Head of the India Gold Policy Centre in Ahmedabad, India, among other roles. He is a graduate in economics and a post-graduate in business administration.


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