Kroll has announced the appointment of Amine Antari and Sameeh El-Din as Managing Directors in the firm’s Dubai, United Arab Emirates office. Antari and El-Din bring decades of broad international risk management and investigative experience, particularly in emerging markets, with deep expertise in anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters as well as overall regulatory compliance.
“Amine and Sameeh have a unique perspective on risk and regulatory compliance that is informed by their many years of on-the-ground work in a number of global and emerging markets,” said Tom Everett-Heath, Regional Managing Director for Kroll EMEA. “They have advised many governments, financial institutions, multinational corporations, and law firms, and I am confident that Kroll’s clients in the Middle East and around the world that have needs in the region will likewise find Amine and Sameeh to be a valuable source of knowledge and guidance.”
“I am pleased to welcome Amine and Sameeh to Kroll,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Their addition to our Dubai team underscores Kroll’s commitment to serving our global clients with excellence in one of the fastest growing regions of the world, at a time when operating, regulatory, and investment risks are tangible and must be fully understood to be managed effectively. Amine and Sameeh bring with them the business acumen, global outlook, and collaborative approach that are necessary for anticipating, detecting, mitigating, and responding to a wide range of today’s complex risks.”
Most recently, Antari was Head of Compliance Investigations at SNC-Lavalin, a global infrastructure, engineering and construction company. He joined SNC-Lavalin in 2011 as a Director, Internal Audit, in its Montreal, Canada office, but has spent the last two years in Abu Dhabi, with primary responsibility for mitigating and investigating risks related to bribery, corruption, and fraud. In this role, Antari led a number of cross-border investigations involving multi-lateral development banks as well as governmental and private sector entities in various countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, as well as North and South America. Antari also played a central role in fraud risk assessments, anti-money laundering initiatives, internal controls design, and compliance consulting. He started his career in 2005 with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Montreal. Antari earned both his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Radford University and is fluent in English, French, and Arabic. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Systems Auditor.
El-Din joins Kroll from Thomson Reuters, where he was Global Head of Government Market Development, based in Dubai. In this role, he was responsible for expanding the public sector business across emerging markets. From 2012-2014, he was Vice President, Government and Strategic Projects, MEA and Russia. Prior to that, El-Din was VP Legal for MEA, where he started up and developed the firm’s legal information and advisory services in the GCC. Earlier in his career, from 1987 to 2007, El-Din held several positions with Reuters, ultimately serving as Global Head of Equities, based in London.
In other management roles with the company, El-Din was instrumental in accelerating growth throughout Europe. His background includes additional management and technical roles with BT Plc, Ericsson Information Systems, and Siemens. El-Din earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Cairo University. He has also completed leadership training programs at the University of Michigan and the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University. El-Din is fluent in English, German, and Arabic.