Temi is an Associate Director in FRA’s Dubai office with over 15 years’ experience in Internal Audit and Controls, Financial Crime Compliance, Forensic Investigations, Risk Management, and Regulatory Affairs. Extensive experience in various sectors with a core focus in the Financial Services industry, managing client projects across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
Before joining FRA, Temi spent over 4 years at a national bank in UAE as a Director responsible for leading and managing all financial, operational, regulatory (compliance), shared services, retail, and corporate banking (treasury, trade, and investment management) audits and special assignment reviews. Provided independent assurance on governance, risk management, compliance framework and programs, design and operating effectiveness of systems and controls to the Board Audit Committee and Management. In addition to the internal audit services, she was also responsible for managing all internal fraud, ABAC investigations and employee relations issues for the Bank.
Prior to that Temi spent over 10 years with EY (London and Dubai) where she led various forensic and regulatory compliance matters projects across numerous industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Real Estate, Financial Services, etc. She worked with several financial institutions clients in helping develop a proactive risk assessment program, enterprise risk management framework, compliance programs and framework reviews, leading interviews with staff at all levels and reviewing existing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with both regulatory requirements and benchmarking against industry best practices.
Within financial services, Temi is a subject matter expert on AML, regulatory affairs and risk management. In her earlier career at Ernst & Young in London, her time in Financial Service Risk Advisory saw her implement risk and control assessment frameworks, enhance 1st and 2nd line defence and deliver risk assessment and gap analysis.
Temi is a UK-qualified Chartered Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Audit CISA, Certified Internal Auditor CIA and recently completed the Harvard Leadership and Management Program. She also holds a BA (Hon) degree in Accounting from the University of Manchester, UK.