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Mazin is an Associate Director within the Financial Services Advisory practice in Abu Dhabi. He heads the Regulatory Compliance and Risk Advisory services in the UAE as well as his International role as Deputy Head of Islamic Finance at Grant Thornton.

Mazin has over 10 years of experience across leading institutions in the UAE. His experience within the Financial Services sector mainly centers around Banking, Islamic Finance and Investment Management. Mazin is a former banker having previously worked at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB). He leverages his first-hand sectorial knowledge and experience when providing clients with Risk Advisory, Internal Audit, Policy Development, Strategy Consulting and Regulatory Compliance services.

Mazin works closely with a variety of entities including but not limited to Central Banks, Regulatory Authorities, Commercial and Investment Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Asset Managers and Governmental Bodies .

His proven track record is backed by a collective of complex successful engagements whereby he engaged directly in policy reforms, standards development, risk and compliance transformations for some of the most predominant entities in the region. Mazin also supports the industry in the wider spectrum including memberships and affiliations to various standard-setting bodies and associations including but not limited to the Accounting and Auditing Organization of Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the UAE Banks Federation (UBF).  

  • Bachelor in Finance, Minor in Banking and Capital Markets – American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Formerly George Mason University UAE Campus)
  • COSO Internal Control Framework Certificate , AICPA
  • Certificate in Commercial Credit, Moody’s Analytics
  • Certified Islamic Finance Executive, Ethica Institute for Islamic Finance
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