Nick Walling  

Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory Dubai

Nick leads Equiom’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory business in the DIFC and is responsible for growing and developing Equiom’s corporate service offering across the Middle East.

He oversees a team of compliance and corporate governance professionals in the DIFC to assist companies gain their regulatory licences and provide ongoing support for their business activities. He has in-depth knowledge and experience of working with the DFSA rules and regulations, which allows him to provide added support for clients throughout their applications for a regulatory licence.

Nick has over 40 years of experience across commercial banking, regulation and compliance, having worked at several financial firms across the UK and UAE. He spent over 17 years working with the Financial Services Authority in Dubai before joining Equiom. 

Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Services from the University of Manchester and holds certificates for Compliance, AML and Financial Crime Prevention from the International Compliance Association (ICA) 

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