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Webinar Recording: The UAE’s Dire Need for an Anti-Bribery Management System upcoming live TRAINING SESSION

September 21, 2021

The UAE has quickly risen to be one of the top money-laundering hubs globally, with their reputation at stake. It is no wonder that the UAE government is cracking down on all organisations to ensure moral trading ethically. This sudden yet substantial pressure from UAE legislators and civil society to address the issue within organizations poses as one of the central reasons companies need to ensure that they are pre-emptive in the fight against bribery and corruption. Critical issues in any organization, such as integrity and reputation risk management, significantly dwarf any perceived benefits to participating in corruption. No corporation wants to have its reputation, which takes years to build, eternally tarred by its engagement in bribery and corruption. That’s why ISO 37001:2016 training and certification is so important and why ABAC® is hosting a live training session on the 30th of September on the Pitfalls Most Organisations Often Commit – the importance of implementing an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS).

The live ISO 37001 training course will feature information regarding bribery, including consequences of bribery and using an anti-bribery management system as a defence mechanism as well as an overview of the regulatory framework. The course is aimed at businesses who wish to widen their knowledge and expertise regarding the ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System standard. With the UAE cracking down on company procedures, it is important to take action now more than ever.



  • Discuss what the underlying Bribery and Corruption risks are for corporations across the UAE.
  • Find out how to protect financial institutions and corporations from bribery and corruption risk.
  • Take a look at the damages that could affect businesses and beyond in the wake of bribery and corruption.
  • Examine Effective Controls used to mitigate risk for bribery and corruption.
  • Review what can be done in the case of bribery being detected.
  • Break down all the components of risk management using the anti-bribery management system at corporations and financial institutions.
  • Engage in a live Q&A session.

This live training course will be running from 12:00 to 14:00 GST on Thursday the 30th of September; at the end of the live session you will have obtained a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate and Certificate of Attendance (COA) as well as a complimentary ABMS Awareness Training for two people (per company). Register your place for this live ISO 37001 training course here and learn how to implement the ISO Anti-Bribery Management System standards in your organisation to ensure that you don’t get caught out on any laws you weren’t made aware of.



Dato' Sri Akbar Satar - Orange


Founder and President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Malaysia), Managing Director of Akhbar Corporate Integrity Services | info@akhbarassociates.com | +6017 256 0811

Dato’ Sri Akhbar Satar is the Founder and President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Malaysia). He is the Managing Director of Akhbar Corporate Integrity Services. He is the Director of Polygraph Science Academy Malaysia and Akhbar & Associates Sdn Bhd. Akhbar Satar holds a master’s in criminal justice from the University of Detroit, USA. Akhbar is a Certified Polygraph Examiner. He has dealt with many corruption and other related white-collar crimes such as forgery, cheating and criminal breach of trust and fraud. He has spoken widely on the mentioned disciplines in seminars and conventions held locally and overseas. He served the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) Malaysia for almost 20 years. During his service with the ACA, he has held various managerial and head department posts, including the Director of Training and State Director of ACA Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Zafar I Anjum - Orange


Group Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Research and Investigations and ABAC® Center of Excellence | zanjum@crigroup.com | +44 207 6861415

Zafar Anjum is the founder and Group CEO at CRI Group and ABAC® Center of Excellence. CRI Group is 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, compliance, anti-bribery and anti-corruption management. Zafar Anjum has over 30 years of experience in economic crimes. He 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, Zafar Anjum is the assurance expert of choice for industry professionals. He was recently awarded as an “Exceptional Expert” in white-collar crime investigations by Financier Worldwide.



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Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS and powered by CRI Group. The Center provides ISO 37001 certification services, accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) and The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). ABAC® trusted experts have years of hands-on and business experience – they bring the subject matter to life with relevant and contemporary examples.

Based in London, CRI Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk ManagementEmployee Background ScreeningBusiness IntelligenceDue DiligenceCompliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are, we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle. Contact CRI Group today for further information on how CRI Group can help your business.