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FRA continues to grow Middle East and Africa practice with new hire

June 15, 2022

FRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Temi Labor as Associate Director for its Dubai office.

FRA launched its Dubai office in March 2022 to expand its practice across Middle East and Africa (MEA), marking a significant investment in the MEA region. Temi will be joining to help the firm on its strong growth trajectory across the MEA region and its financial services sector. With more than 15 years' experience in consulting and in-house roles, Temi has international expertise across internal audit and controls, financial crime compliance, forensic investigations, risk management, and regulatory affairs. Within financial services, Temi is a subject matter expert on AML, regulatory affairs, sanctions and risk advisory.

Prior to joining FRA, Temi was the Executive Director for Internal Audit and Investigation at the National Bank of Fujairah PJSC in Dubai. In addition to leading the delivery of financial, operational and regulatory audits, she provided independent assurance on governance, risk management, design and operating effectiveness of systems and controls to the Board and Senior Management.

Temi has also spearheaded numerous fraud and bribery investigations across internal and external cases, analysing allegations and suspicious act. While in Ernst & Young's Forensic and Integrity Disputes Services in Dubai, she led forensic accounting reviews, ensuring compliance with financial crime protocol.

Temi is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She is pursuing a certificate in ESG Investing as a Chartered Financial Analyst, and completed the Harvard Leadership and Management Program.

Bhavin Shah, Partner and Head of the FRA Dubai office says: "Temi is a fantastic addition to our growing team and her impressive skillset and financial services expertise will make a huge difference in contributing to our expanding portfolio of work and help to support our offering as the stand-out industry leader in the market."

Commenting on her appointment Temi Labor adds: "I am excited to be joining FRA at a time when the firm is carving out its niche in the market and to be involved in shaping the future direction of the company in the MEA region. On top of that, being able to work on significant high-profile cases and with a firm that has an outstanding reputation for its international advisory work is an unmissable opportunity for me."

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