Mr. Shawki Ahwash is a career banker and the designated Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) heading the AML/CFT and Sanctions Division at North Africa Commercial Bank sal, Beirut-Lebanon. On the academic level, Mr. Ahwash holds a Master’s Degree from AUB and on the professional level he is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and holder of Combating Financial Crime (CFC) certificate from CISI-London. In Parallel, he is a lecturer at Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) teaching white-collar and anti-financial crime courses. Besides, Shawki is a seasoned speaker and trainer with Union of Arab Banks (UAB), ACAMS, and other institutions tasked with countering money laundering. He has also participated as AML/CFT trainer in several MENA compliance and corporate governance workshops aimed at building and strengthening capacities to counter illicit financial flows and mitigate financial crime risks.