Abhishek Dawar


Abhishek Dawar is a Director in the AML/CFT practice of Arendt Regulatory and Consulting (ARC).

He is a highly skilled Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) expert with 14 years’ experience, with a particular focus on the delivery of large-scale, complex FCC programmes for the Banking and Asset Management industries. He is also a tech-savvy professional, with broad expertise designing, implementing and testing FCC frameworks and target operating models for AML and Sanctions. Abhishek has advised clients on the AML/CFT regulatory frameworks in numerous jurisdictions, including Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Belgium and India.

Prior to joining ARC, Abhishek spent 10 years in the FCC practice of a Big Four firm, where he was an Associate Partner. There he worked on various engagements for financial sector clients, primarily focusing on AML/CFT matters. These ranged from the prevention and detection of ML/TF concerns and risks to the implementation of corrective/responsive measures, including relations with the authorities, to address potential deficiencies and ensure an adequate AML & Sanctions compliance programme.

He is also a member of several professional associations, including the Luxembourg Compliance Officer Association (ALCO), the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Abhishek holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from the Institute of Management Technology (India).