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Enforcement Manager

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted 4 days ago In-Office Permanent Competitive Salary
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Mungmi Shimray
The Manager, Enforcement supports M&E by managing and carrying out the duties and functions that contribute to the RA’s regulatory objectives.

Job Description

  • The Registration Authority’s (RA’s) Monitoring & Enforcement (M&E) Division is responsible for the monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of ADGM’s commercial legislation. ADGM’s commercial legislation, includes the (non-financial) regulations and rules governing the incorporation, registration, commercial licensing and operation of firms in the ADGM.
  • M&E is also responsible for the supervision of ADGM registered auditors and insolvency practitioners.
  • The Enforcement Section, within M&E, is responsible for carrying out the enforcement aspect of these responsibilities, by assessing and investigating suspected contraventions of ADGM commercial legislation. Where appropriate, Enforcement will recommend and support the implementation of disciplinary actions and sanctions in order to denounce these contraventions, deter future misconduct and protect the reputation of ADGM.
  • The Manager, Enforcement supports M&E by managing and carrying out the duties and functions that contribute to the RA’s regulatory objectives.
  • Manage the effective delivery of the RA’s enforcement strategy in accordance with the yearly operational plan and supporting the Section Head, Enforcement in the ongoing development of Enforcement’s strategy and operational plans.
  • Take a lead role in all Enforcement activities and initiatives related to addressing and reducing contraventions of ADGM commercial legislation.
  • Plan and lead investigative interviews and draft investigative document requests to best ensure that all required information is gathered to support fair, objective decision making and recommendations following a thorough analysis.
  • Help the Section Head, Enforcement ensure that Enforcement’s investigations and RA decisions are made in accordance with natural justice and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee the collection, organization, preservation and, as required, disclosure of all documentary evidence and testimony, while maintaining the necessary confidentiality protections.
  • Monitor all Enforcement timelines to ensure compliance, anticipate next steps and deliver on deadlines.
  • Submit appropriate and timely assessments and reports to the Section Head, Enforcement and Executive Director, M&E.
  • Lead and ensure the continuation of Enforcement work in the absence of the Section Head, Enforcement
  • Work closely with the Monitoring Section and other RA Divisions.
  • Work closely with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority on joint investigations and matters involving financial firms.
  • Support the design and delivery of new and ongoing M&E initiatives, particularly those related to reducing contraventions and encouraging compliance.
  • Where required by the Section Head, Enforcement, assist in managing relationships with external stakeholders, including other regulatory authorities and any other relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor and seek to improve the internal processes and procedures of M&E.
  • Work closely with Legal & Policy in the conduct of civil and administrative proceedings.


  • Creates and participates in a team environment where members consistently drive to improve performances.
  • Takes responsibility for mentoring high potential and most critical talent within M&E and champion their career progression
  • Support the Section Head, Enforcement in mentoring and guiding junior staff.

Information Security related

  • Understand, adopt, adhere and practice responsibilities or controls as per ADGM Information Security policy and as per best practices explained in the induction and awareness sessions.
  • Confidentiality, integrity and availability of the ADGM Information shall be maintained at all times i.e. within as well as outside ADGM.


  • A Bachelor degree in a legal, financial or business discipline.

Work Experience

  • A minimum 6 years’ post graduate experience in law enforcement, forensic accounting, compliance or financial regulation, with a focus on investigations and/or prosecutions, part of that experience working in AML.
  • Understanding of the public interest role of regulatory bodies.
  • Knowledge and development of regulatory policies and frameworks.
  • Ability to oversee and proactively manage large and complex matters.
  • Ability to help plan and conduct interviews and prepare investigative document requests.
  • Drafting submissions, reports and/or recommendations for presentation to administrative or adjudicative decision makers.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills including management of direct reports.
  • Ability to make sound decisions, based on good judgement, analysis and documented evidence.
  • Ability to manage stakeholder relationships both internally and externally.
  • Have demonstrated an excellent attention to detail.
  • Fully fluent in business English.
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