Dubai team

Jurry de Vries

Function: Managing Partner

"No guts, no glory"

Jurry started his career as an F-16 pilot for the Royal Netherlands Airforce where his personal motto originated from.

Throughout his 18 years’ banking career within ING Bank, Jurry de Vries built up strong first hand expertise in wholesale securities, structured finance and tax leveraged leasing, international commercial banking, retail domestic banking and payments & cash management.
Simultaneously Jurry was active in the Dutch inter-bank community as he was Chairman of the Advisory Board to Interpay (at that time the Dutch Payment Clearing House, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Payments and Member of the Advisory Committee on Securities for the Dutch Banker’s Association.

In 2008 Jurry became the Managing Partner of Total Solutions Middle East where he used his vast international banking experience and network to build Total Solutions Middle East in the leading Compliance and HR related outsourcing and consultancy firm in the DIFC.

Nico van Bockstal

Function: Partner and Director of GRC Services

“Patience is better than Pride”

Nico is currently a Partner & Director GRC Services at Total Solutions with over 14 years of experience in the Belgian, French and GCC financial services industry. He is a DFSA Authorized Individual and has been appointed as Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer for several Authorized Firms within the DIFC. Nico has an in depth knowledge and understanding of international and local regulatory requirements and compliance practices. He also provides most of our open and specialized compliance and AML trainings.

Nico has a vast experience in Risk Management prior to joining TSME, Nico was Head of Compliance and AML at Societe Generale Private Banking and Bank J. Van Breda & Co in Belgium.

Nico holds a Master in a Law degree (KU-Leuven, Belgium), European Master in Labor Studies degree (UCL – UT, Belgium & France) and a law teaching degree. And holds a certificate of Enterprise Risk Management – the key to business success.

Katie Smith

Function: GRC Manager

"Nothing venture Nothing gained"

Katie has 20 years of experience in New Zealand, UK and MENA Financial Services industry. She has been appointed as a Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Company Secretary for several Authorised Firms within the DIFC.

Her career started at Price Waterhouse (New Zealand) as a Senior Accountant. Katie’s experience includes Head of Compliance for SEI Investments Europe, a NASDAQ listed global provider of Asset Management, where she was UK based and FSA approved. Katie is also a Chartered Accountant and also has over four years’ experience with one of the largest global investment banks as Trustee Manager under the FSA regulatory regime.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (major in Accounting and Business Administration) from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Andrew Quinnell

Function: GRC Consultant

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Andrew has more than 15 years of experience working in the UK and MENA Financial Services industry. His UK experience includes Client Services at Barclays Bank PLC and Market Operations at OMX Securities London Stock Exchange.

During his work experience in the UAE, he also gained notable experience working for a DIFC Fund Administrator and for a leading Dubai Financial Market Brokerage company. His UAE experience also includes working previously for two reputable DIFC consultancy firms in Compliance/AML and Corporate Governance. He is currently the authorized person for several regulated DIFC Firms operating within the DIFC.

Andrew holds a BA Degree from University of Surrey, Guildford UK.


Frank Dullaghan

Function: Senior GRC Consultant

“There a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” - Leonard Cohen.

Frank Dullaghan is a compliance veteran with almost 30 years of experience working in Financial Services companies. He holds a BA in Economics from University College Dublin and is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant. Previously he was Head of Compliance Europe for Lehman Brothers and also co-founded a small international investment bank. He has held board positions in both listed and unlisted companies and brings a wide level of experience to the table when advising clients.

Frank also holds a MA with Distinction in Writing and is well known in Dubai as a published poet (Cinnamon Press, UK). He has run writing workshops in Dubai for various groups as well as in schools and universities. He is also a participant over many years in the Emirates Festival of Literature. Frank was commissioned as a translator (from literal English into poetic English) of the poems of HH Mohammed Bin Rashied Al Maktoum, PM of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. These were published as ‘Flashes of Verse’ 2014.

Connie Hamoy

Function: GRC Consultant

“With God, nothing is impossible.”

Connie is a Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for several Authorised Firms in the DIFC. Concurrently, she heads the Total Solutions Middle East Company Secretary Team.

After 15 years working in Toyota where she ultimately became a Service Manager being in control of over 80 staff members, she ventured to the Finance Industry in 2008 with Toscafund Global Limited, a DIFC-based Asset Management company where she first became Company Secretary, Compliance Officer and MLRO.

Connie holds an International Compliance Officer and International MLRO Certificates endorsed by CISI, and a BSc (Major in Biology) degree from Adamson University, Manila, Philippines.

Eileen de Vries

Function: GRC Consultant

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality"

Eileen started her career with Total Solutions Middle East as an HR Officer in 2012.

She is currently working as a GRC Consultant. She has been a DFSA Authorized Individual, appointed as Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer, since December 2014.

Eileen acts as the Company Secretary for TSME as well as for other firms within the DIFC. She completed her LLM degree in Private Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Jacqueline Kruize

Function: Payroll Manager

“Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.”

Jacqueline joined Total Solutions Middle East as HR Support Officer in March 2013.

After having lived in several countries around the world with her family, Jacqueline settled in the Netherlands and started working with the HR Department of Mercedes Benz in the Netherlands. She carries over 6 years of experience in various HR, Payrolling and Staff Training Support Officer positions. She is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

Adrian D’Souza

Function: GRC Associate

“Anything worth doing is worth doing well”

Adrian has over 2 years of experience in the DIFC working initially in HR as an associate, quickly growing into the role of a HR coordinator. During his time at Total Solutions Middle East he has garnered a working understanding of Compliance, aiming to hone this even further in his most recent venture as a GRC Associate. A jack of all trades, he assists the team as acting Head of Screening and a member of our Company Secretary team. A quick learner, well humored, and always ready to help, Adrian lives by his motto to ensure any job done is done to the best of his ability. Adrian holds a BSc in Psychology from Brunel University, London.

Ronald de Leon

Function: Finance Officer

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius

Ronald has over 13 years of professional experience in the field of Finance and Auditing. He worked as an External Auditor at SyCip, Gorres, Velayo and Co. (Ernst & Young Philippines) and at Crowe Horwath Mak Dubai. He has also worked as an Internal Auditor at SM Group of Companies in the Philippines. Prior to joining Total Solutions Middle East, he has also worked at Oryx Capital and Yusr Investment Bank in DIFC, both of which he was the authorized Finance Officer by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Having worked in different accounting fields, Ronald has extensive experience with various business industries such as Investment Banking, Real Estate, Building & Construction, Retail and Manufacturing, Hotels, Telecommunications, Hospitals, Restaurants, Freight and Shipping and Specialized Business Services.

Ronald is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BSc Degree from San Beda College, Philippines.

Anne Van Bockstal

Function: PA to GRC Director and Office Manager

Anne is a professional growth-oriented individual. She has worked for various international organizations such as Jumeirah Living and Jumeirah Hotels.

She has over 5 years of experience in customer facing positions prior to joining Total Solutions in June 2016.

Since joining TSME as a Receptionist, she has grown as part of the team and currently fulfilling the roles of both Office Manager of the firm and Personal Assistant to the Director GRC Services.

Basheer Chathanari

Function: Business Chaffeur

Stewart Adams

Function: Managing Partner

“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

Stewart has over 20 years’ experience in financial services in Europe, Americas, Pakistan and Middle East. He has knowledge across Insurance, Asset Management & Servicing, Client Service plus Business & Product Development

Starting with Prudential, he then focused on Offshore Tax and Trust Structures with Clerical Medical. He then moved to Aegon Asset Management where he managed National Accounts.

He transitioned to asset servicing with State Street Bank where his responsibility was Business Development. Following this he took a similar role at ABN Amro Mellon with additional responsibility to establish the Trust business.

His entrepreneurial flare saw him return to Asset Management as M.D. of a Fund House managing $1.9bn in various structures, then successfully selling to Aberdeen Asset Management.

As Head of Investors & Intermediaries for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Standard Chartered, Stewart created and implemented a successful business strategy which increased revenue across the product range.

His experience gives him a unique insight to both buy and sell side transactions which ensures he has a holistic understanding of client requirements.

Shweta Obhroi

Function: Senior GRC Consultant

“A day without laughter, is a day wasted!”

Born and brought up in Mumbai, India; Shweta brings her 18-year work experience in the Banking & Finance and Consultancy industry with senior managerial expertise. She has worked 10 years with local and international banks like FIMBank, Noor Bank and ABN Amro Bank NV in the UAE in the Compliance and AML function. Prior to which she has 8 years of experience with consulting firms; one of them being KPMG.

In 2007, she obtained her CAMS and holds a Master Degree in Marketing and a Diploma in Finance Management. She graduated with a degree in Commerce and Accounting.

Florian Busche

Function: Officer CR HRS

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” - Napoleon Hill

Florian has been a Client Relation Officer in the HRS department at Total Solutions Middle East since October 2016. Florian brings with him a wealth of experience in professional customer service and leadership having worked for high-end hospitality companies in the UAE, Singapore and the United States for the past six years. The firm belief in putting people first and applying anticipatory service have guided him while successfully serving as Assistant Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC prior to joining TSME. Florian holds a B.Sc. in Hospitality Management from Northern Arizona University and a Diploma Degree in Business Administration from International University Bad Honnef-Bonn, Germany. In Florian’s free time, hiking in quiet nature and cooking for friends and family is his ultimate relaxation, while playing soccer allows him to stay in shape.

Mercy Makachia

Function: PRO Officer

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Mercy brings her highly motivated personality with a solid Hospitality experience working in 5 star hotels. Strong records of successfully achieving targets in a highly pressured environment, meeting deadlines and maintaining the highest standards.

Mercy started her career 9 years ago in the Middle East as it was the rising hub of the Hospitality Industry.

Mercy has been very fortunate to learn, work and grow in some of the best hotels in the Dubai and Doha.

Today as the Personal Representative Officer of Total Solutions, she has keen eye for details, along with continuous pursuit of learning new skills and knowledge. For example, Judgement and Decision, Complex Problem Solving, persuasion, Service Orientation, Time Management, Critical Thinking and Social Perceptiveness.

Harri Ashford

Function: GRC Consultant

"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room."

Harri brings 4 years of Legal, Compliance and Tax experience, throughout the positions she has held since graduating in 2012 and admission as a Lawyer into the Supreme Court of Sydney in 2014. She carried out a Legal Trainee Programme in Sydney under one of Australia’s top tax lawyers and dealt with highly complex Legal and Compliance heavy caseloads. Harri was then offered the chance to move to London, working in internal Compliance and Legal for an outsourcing energy recruiter, currently in Times top 100 companies. Having been offered an opportunity with TSME, Harri relocated in 2015 to the DIFC where she now works on Compliance, Risk Management and Authorization under DFSA regulation.

Patricia Cornelissen

Function: PA to CEO and Officer CR HRS

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress, working together is a success”

Patricia has been working with TSME since 2015. Started working as the Personal Assistant of the CEO, now working as a Client Relationship Officer HRS. Patricia has the expertise in Customer Services and Professional Services, Recruitment, and HR Consulting.

She used to work in The Netherlands for Randstad Holding, one of the leading employment agencies in the world.

Patricia’s skills include collaboration, connecting with people, building and maintaining relationships and problem solving.

Josephine Paguia

Function: GRC Associate

“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”

Josephine joined Total Solutions Middle East in 2016 as a GRC Associate engaged in both Compliance and Corporate Governance functions. While having 10 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Service Industries, Josephine has had a unique experience of being exposed to different functions from Collections, Sales, Customer Service, Executive Assistant and to Compliance.

She has had stints with HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Probus Middle East Limited and Probus Consultants Limited in DIFC prior to joining Total Solutions. Her ability to adapt and to structure her learning have allowed her to turn diverse experience into tactical solutions to current business situations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Philippines.

Emerose Peraan Montoya

Function: Accountant

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Emerose has over 7 years of working experience in various phases of Business Processes and Accounting in local and multinational companies in Dubai and Philippines. She holds a degree of BSc in Accountancy, where she gained adequate exposure in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS). She started from accounts clerk roles, working upwards and then being involved in financial reporting, budgeting and planning.

She had a contractual employment in Isuzu Philippines and Fujitsu Ten Corp., then signed for permanent work in B&M Global Services Manila that provide business and knowledge services to Baker & McKenzie law offices in more than 40 countries. Immediately when she relocated in Dubai, she was hired in IT provider company in UAE and ME region, Al Shather Trading. After 2years, she joined Saudi Fransi Capital International in Dubai, a subsidiary of Saudi Fransi Capital (SFC), an investment banking arm of Banque Saudi Fransi, and is a member of Saudi stock exchange.

Emerose recently joined TSME in July 2016, as Accountant, executing finance routine and accounting operations for the company, its affiliates and clients.

Muhammad Asif Sumar

Function: Senior GRC Consultant

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success and hard work can help you accomplish anything”.

Asif has more than 18 years of experience working in the UAE Financial Services Industry. His experience includes Credit Operations and Internal Control Functions at United Bank Ltd., UAE and Retail Compliance and AML Functions at Mashreq Bank, UAE.

During his work experience in the UAE, he also gained notable experience working for a DIFC Asset Manager and a reinsurer / retakaful services provider. He is currently providing support function in the areas of Compliance / AML services to various DIFC firms.

Asif holds a MBA in Finance & Banking from Preston University, Kohat, Pakistan, Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan, Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance from the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance, London, UK and CAMS Certification from the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists, Florida, USA.

M’hammed Berrada

Function: GRC Consultant

"There’s no defeat, either you win or you learn."

M’hammed has been a part of Total Solutions Middle East since February 2016 working as a GRC Consultant.

M’hammed started working in a commodity brokerage firm in Morocco where his specialization was in Trade Finance and Banking Relations.

He then got the opportunity to work in Dubai at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in DIFC as RM Assistant where he was covering large corporates (GCC Companies and Multinationals) as well as Financial Institutions (locals and internationals). Further to this, he then got the opportunity to be incorporated into the Compliance team within the Bank.

Currently, M’hammed is pursuing a MBA at Wollongong University where he specializes in Applied Finance and Banking. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance.

Pooja Anand

Function: GRC Consultant

“Teamwork is the only common fuel that helps common people achieve uncommon goals”

Pooja has over 12 years of experience working with high pedigree Investment Management firms which includes working with Tata Asset Management & ING Vysya Asset Management. Since 2012 she has been working as Compliance Manager with Financial Advisory Firms in DIFC.

She holds a Master Degree in Commerce along with MBA in Finance from a reputed university in India. She also holds ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance awarded by International Compliance Association in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester, UK.

Mendy Ghaleb

Function: GRC Consultant

"Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits!"

Mendy has moved to Dubai in 2005, and since then she has added 11 years of  diverse and progressive experience while working in the UAE with global organizations within Compliance and AML. She started her career with a Big 4 Consulting Firm within the Enterprise Risk Services then moved to Dubai Multi Commodities Centre as a Senior Compliance Officer overseeing Compliance, AML and Risk matters.

Prior to joining TSME, she has taken banking role with a major local and international bank within Compliance and AML with exposure to Screenings of UHNWI & PEPs, STRs, policies and procedures and others related to her function whilst adopting Global and Local Regulatory Requirements.

She has graduated with a BA degree in Banking and Finance from AUL University, Lebanon; and is a Certified Compliance Officer awarded by the American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM). She holds the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance awarded by  the International Compliance Association in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester, UK

She is currently an Authorized Compliance Officer, MLRO and Risk Officer for various DIFC Firms.

Ward Ferraye

Function: Compliance Consultant

“Prosperous growth is not when we don’t fall, but rather in getting up every time we fall… Never, never, never give up”.

Ward moved to Dubai in 2015, joining Total Solutions Middle East as a Compliance Consultant. He is currently involved in the teams of the Company Secretary, KYC, Newsletter, Authorization, Risk Management Program Development, and GRC Consultancy.

Ward began his professional career with Bank of Montreal as an Accounting Assistant Associate and Data Management Coordinator. He helped with executing trades and delivering commissions to brokers.

His transition was into an Accounting Clerk role in Pratt & Whitney Canada, an aircraft manufacturer, being responsible for all accounts reconciliation of the company. In 2014, within the same firm, Ward moved to the Finance Department as a Financial Analyst in the accounts payable department, being responsible for payments made to vendors and suppliers daily.

Later, he moved to HSBC Canada in the Compliance Department leading the CDD team, quarterly reporting to the Country Lead. Ward worked on special projects consisting of complex organizational charts of companies operating in high risk jurisdictions.

Ward holds a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy and Management from Concordia University in Canada with a distinction.

Fadi Al Eiti

Function: GRC Consultant

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

Fadi has almost 10 years of professional experience obtained among different financial institutions. Fadi works for Total Solutions Middle East in his capacity as GRC Consultant.

Before moving to Dubai, he had worked for the past 2 years with Al Ramz Capital, Securities Brokerage House based in Abu Dhabi where he was a Senior Compliance Officer and MLRO. He was responsible for implementing effective systems and control with respect to the Securities and commodities Authority “SCA” regulations. Prior to this, Fadi had been working with Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi S.A. He was a member of the team that established the Compliance Department and maintained a robust AML and Compliance framework and Crisis Management strategies.

Fadi underpins his practical experience with academic knowledge and professional qualifications. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from European University – Business School, Switzerland. He also has Diploma in Financial Markets from Damascus University. He has attended numerous international conferences with regards to the international recommendations of AML/CFT and the best practices of anti-fraud and risk controls (FATF, Basel III, EGMONT group).

Moreover, he holds certificates in UAE Financial Rules & Regulations and International Introduction on Investments from Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment “CISI”- UK, which is a leading professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners and accredited by Securities and Commodities Authority “SCA”.

Svitlana Burlakova

Function: GRC Manager

“In the race of excellence there is no finish line.”

Svitlana brings over 14 years of professional Legal, Risk Management and Compliance experience and Senior Managerial expertise. She worked for 10 years at International Financial companies holding various Senior Level positions (Head of Legal, Compliance departments, Risk Officer) at Societe Generale, Unicredit Group, BNP Paribas and MetLife. Svitlana relocated to Dubai in early 2015 to join Total Solutions Middle East. She is a GRC manager, authorized Compliance Officer and Risk Manager for Financial Institutions operating in the DIFC (Financial Advisers, Assets Managers, Reinsurers, Insurance Brokers). Svitlana possesses degree in Law from the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

In 2008 she had completed the Course in International Private Law at Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. In 2016 she had completed the Course in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) delivered by Business Risk Management, Ltd, UK under the George Washington University umbrella, USA. Svitlana underpins her practical experience with academic knowledge and professional affiliations. She is also an Associate Member of International Compliance Association (UK) and Affiliate Member of Global Association of Risk professionals.

Mounir Hassanaly

Function: Senior GRC Consultant

"The market is always right."

Mounir joined TSME in 2016 and brings 15 years capital markets and risk management experience.

Previously, he worked in E.U. for BNP Paribas, Axa Investment Managers before moving to Dubai in 2008 where he worked as risk manager for a buy-side firm, Duet Mena Limited and also on sell-side notably on aircraft financing in DIFC.

He is an authorized DFSA individual, holds a Msc. in finance from Paris-Dauphine university and is also a CAIA™ (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) member.

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