Mohamed Shalo

Mohamed Shalo

Director Of Communication and Strategic Partnerships
Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Finance

Mr. Mohamed Shalo is Director of Communication and Strategic Partnerships (CSP) at the Executive Office. Under the direction of Mr. Shalo, the CSP Department is responsible for promoting the UAE’s efforts to fight financial crime, communicating developments in the national AML/CFT framework, and developing a network of strong and trusted partnerships.

In addition to his Director role at the Executive Office, Mr. Shalo is the Chair of the UAE AMLCFT Public Private Partnership Committee, a federal level initiative established in June 2021 and responsible for enhancing strategic and operational partnership of public agencies with the private sector.

He has held various leadership roles across government in the UAE, including Advisor to the Ministry of Economy on AML, and Director of the Financial Crime Prevention Unit (FCPU) at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Prior to his work at ADGM, Mr. Shalo was the Director of Licensing at the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), where he also held the position of Supervision Team Leader for capital markets intermediaries.

He has served on various high-level committees, including three years as Secretary to the UAE National Risk Assessment Committee. He has assisted in the development of the UAE cross-border regulations.

Mr. Shalo completed the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from American University of Sharjah, and a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from United Arab Emirates University. He is a registered auditor with the UAE Ministry of Economy.