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BACB Appoints Ramita Dhillon as Head of Compliance

Posted on 07/09/2021

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British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB), the UK-regulated international wholesale bank specialising in Africa and the Middle East, has appointed Ramita Dhillon as Head of Compliance. In her role, Ramita will report in to Bhavesh Dattani, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at BACB, and will lead a team of staff responsible for ensuring that the Bank complies with applicable regulatory compliance requirements.

Ramita, who joined BACB in October 2016 as an Associate Director in Compliance, brings 25 years of experience working for a range of banks, financial services providers, and a regulatory body, across both regulatory compliance and anti-financial crime. Her extensive expertise spans retail, wholesale, private banking and investment management, with previous positions including Deputy Head of Compliance and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer at FBN UK Ltd, and Monitoring Officer, (FCA) providing technical guidance on rules and requirements.

Bhavesh Dattani, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at BACB, says upon news of her appointment, “As a bank operating across specialist markets, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations is of paramount importance. Ramita’s understanding of the Bank and its operations has resulted in her being well placed to manage the Compliance function in partnership with the lines of business in order to better serve the Bank’s clients. I am delighted to announce her appointment to this important leadership role at the Bank, the appointment of an expert of her calibre reaffirms the Bank’s on-going commitment to invest in its talent.”

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