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Compliance & Adequate Due Diligence for Third-Party Risk Managements

11 Nov2:00 pm3:00 pm

Compliance & adequate Due Diligence for Third-Party Risk Managements - an essential part of a corporate compliance program

Compliance and Adequate Due Diligence for Third-Party Risk Management – An Essential Part of a Corporate Compliance Program

  • Building a Culture of Compliance and Trust Through ISO 37301:2021 Compliance Management Systems
  • Free Webinar
  • 11 November 2021
  • 2 pm – 3 pm UAE Time

Compliance and Adequate Due Diligence for Third-Party Risk Management. The Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a free webinar on the ISO 37301:2021 CMS: compliance and due diligence on November 11th, 2021, in collaboration with our parent brand, CRI® Group as well as the Dubai Quality Group (DQG). We intend to provide resources on corporate compliance to organisations around the globe that will aid said organisations in expansion and an ethical working environment. Our “Building a Culture of Compliance and Trust Through ISO 37301:2021 CMS” webinar will highlight all essential parts of a corporate compliance program. Take advantage of this free webinar on compliance and adequate due diligence for Third-Party Risk Management. Widespread trust is built on a company culture of doing the right thing, where every employee contributes because they understand and believe in its importance.

Compliance and Due Diligence in the Workplace

The compliance standard directs an organisation to establish ideals and ethics. It involves the organisation to illustrate those ideals and ethics in a way team members can recognise them and submit to them. A compliance standard necessitates that an organisation train team members on ideals and ethics and demands that the organisation hold team members liable for their conflicts and behaviours. In other words, compliance helps to define the force in the wake of the organisation and its motivational efforts.

However, many authoritative administrators view compliance as intrinsically fundamentalist as they assume that the objective of compliance is to rein in conduct – that couldn’t be further than the truth. Compliance provides a compelling instrument of prolonged adjustment. If everyday behaviour branches from education and codes of conduct, and codes of conduct branch from ethics, expression, and alteration; over time, these said principles can intensely influence administrative behaviour. Standards can be deemed as a leveraging point, and in the long run, compliance centres on the driving principles of an organisation therefore, it is incredibly important to implement them into your corporate culture which is what we intend on discussing in our webinar.

Why ISO?

Issued in April 2021, the ISO 37301 framework offers a certifiable global benchmark for compliance systems and explains in detail how to construct a compliance management system to comply with international official standards and regulations. This standard is also acknowledged to indicate compliance with social and ethical principles across the globe.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental body that has developed and implemented the ISO 37301. Corporate compliance and due diligence continue to be one of the utmost risk interests for management – to which the key solution in preserving integrity and confidence within an organisation and third-party representatives is to implement a robust compliance program. The ISO 37301 further urges organisations to place emphasis on the methodical implementation of an organisation-wide compliance system as a means of efficiency and compliance understanding the workplace. Like other ISO standards for management systems, such as the ISO 37001 standard for anti-bribery management systems, the ISO 37301 pulls on the founded ISO value of “Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) – a standard which necessitates those certified organisations to operate within an unremitting development progression sequence.


Samia El Kadiri - Headshot

Samia El Kadiri

Governance & Compliance Consultant – Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (DIFC)

She brings in over nine years of progressive experience working in private and government owned entities in compliance, management, quality assurance and excellence functions. Possess keen understanding, oversight and reporting mechanisms on Financial Crimes - Anti-Money Laundering, UAE Central Bank regulations, Dubai and UAE federal government mandates. She Developed and delivered various number of workshops and awareness sessions to leaders and decision makers on ``Good Corporate Governance Practices``, ``Development of Strategic Plan and Effective Policies`` and ``Financial Ethics`` (AML&CFT according to Central Bank Guidelines). Authored reports and research papers on Compliance and the evolution of CG in the MENA region.

She is currently a Consultant at DIFC - Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance charged with leading entities consultancy and advisory engagements in identifying the relevant controls, processes and frameworks and recommend areas of improvements, in addition to her independent role with ABAC where she provides auditing services and expertise on management systems related to fighting Bribery and corruption. She works closely with clients in assessment and development, advisory and succession planning across multiple industries (Dubai and Federal Government entities, Healthcare, Financial institutions including Banks, and Real Estate) and functional topics (Ethics, Strategic excellence, Clinical Governance, Regulatory Compliance and Audit, Policies & Procedures…etc.).
She participated in the ESG Index; MENA wide Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Index in cooperation with Standard & Poor's with the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Prior to joining Hawkamah she was the Regulatory Compliance Officer and Chief Editor of Compliance newsletter at Wall Street Exchange, a member of Emirates Post Group where she developed systems, policies and procedures for compliance of relevant UAE laws. Prior to that she worked with the American Clinics for Psychiatry and Neurology where she focused on health care compliance with MOH and Dubai Healthcare Authority’s mandates. Prior to ACPN she worked at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai where she focused on government excellence, quality, and customer happiness.

She is a Certified Train the Trainer - Institute of Leadership and Management (UK), In addition to other accreditations related to Anti-Money Laundry (AML) and Counter Financing Crimes.


Zafar Anjum

Zafar I Anjum (MSc, MS, LLM, CFE, CII, CIS, Int. Dip. (Fin. Crime), MICA, MIPI, MAB)

Founder, Group Chief Executive Officer Corporate Research & Investigations & ABAC Center of Excellence

Zafar Anjum is the founder and Group CEO at CRI Group. A global due diligence firm focused on fraud prevention and security among corporate clients, government agencies and industry groups, and its ABAC® Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established to provide certification and training in internationally recognised ISO standards for risk and compliance anti-bribery and anti-corruption management. Zafar Anjum uses his extensive knowledge and expertise in creating stable and secure networks across challenging global markets. For organisations needing comprehensive project management, security, safeguard and real-time compliance applications, he is the assurance expert of choice for industry professionals. Financier Worldwide has recently awarded Zafar Anjum as the ``Exceptional Expert`` in White Collar Crime Investigations.


Most individuals are vaguely aware of what fraud prevention entails but many cannot fully comprehend how intensive and impactful a proper fraud prevention strategy can be. Our speakers will be looking at the following points:

  • What does compliance mean?
  • Compliance obligations
  • Compliance related areas
  • What is a compliance management systems?
  • What is ISO 37301:2021?
  • Common elements of the framework
  • Compliance risk assessment
  • The process: Top management
  • Questions to ask when developing a compliance management policy
  • The involvement of third parties
  • The results: the pay-off of good governance
  • The results: long-lasting benefits integration with iso 37001
  • Anti-Bribery Management System, ISO 37000:2021 Governance of organisations, and ISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management systems


The webinar is fit for attendees who work in the field of:

  • Top Management (including Risk, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management)
  • Compliance and Ethics manager and officer
  • Legal Practises and Counselling
  • Internal Audit0r
  • Internal Controller
  • Finance manager and officer
  • Supply Chain manager and officer
  • Procurement manager and officer
  • Operations manager and officer


Established in 1994, Dubai Quality Group is a non-profit organization set up by the Dubai Economy under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Guided by the vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Quality Group aim is to develop and promote Excellence in UAE by organising various training programs, conferences & awards throughout the year with the objective of improving Quality of Service & Business Excellence in the Region. Through their associations with international bodies such as the EFQM, ASQ, Ideas UK, Ideas America, DIB Germany, GBN etc., the group brings international knowledge and best practices to the local business community and is set on becoming the centre of knowledge sharing for all topics relating to Innovation and Excellence.


Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence, is an independent certification body that provides education and certification services for individuals and organisations on a wide range of disciplines and ISO standards, including ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management- Guidelines, ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organisations, ISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management System, ISO 37301:2021 Compliance Management Systems, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems.

ABAC® is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS CB number: 10613) against ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of the scheme’s management systems of ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS). This makes ABAC® Certification the leading accredited certification body specialising in global anti-bribery and anti-corruption, risk and compliance management system standards. ABAC® experts audit any existing compliance and anti-bribery anti-corruption management systems to assess effectiveness and vulnerabilities, while ensuring your organisation complies with Internal Standards, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and all other global, regional and local regulations while maintaining a competitive edge in the world marketplace.

ABAC® Center of Excellence, powered by CRI Group, educates, equips and supports the world’s leading business organisations with the latest best-in-practice risk assessments, performance assessments, systems improvement and standards certification.

ABAC® offers a complete suite of solutions designed to help organisations mitigate the internal and external risks associated with operating in multi-jurisdiction and multi-cultural environments while assisting in the development of frameworks for strategic compliance programs.

If you are seeking to validate or expand your existing compliance frameworks to maintain a competitive edge in the world marketplace ABAC® can help you. Our experts audit your existing compliance and anti-bribery anti-corruption management systems to assess effectiveness and vulnerabilities, while ensuring your organisation complies with Internal Standards, FCPA rules, UK Bribery Act laws, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and all other global, regional and local regulations.


11 Nov
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Event Category:




ABAC Center of Excellence
Corporate Research and Investigations
Dubai Quality Group