Jurry de VriesFunction: 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 BockstalFunction: Partner Director Compliance Services
"Nil volentibus arduum"-"Nothing is impossible if you really want it"
Nico is currently Partner & Director Compliance Services at Total Solutions Middle East with over 14 years experience in the Belgian, French and GCC financial services industry. He is a DFSA Authorised Individual and has been appointed as Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer for several Authorised 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.
Prior to joining Total Solutions Middle East, Nico was Head of Compliance and AML at Societe Generale Private Banking Belgium and Bank J. Van Breda & Co in Belgium.
Nico holds a Master in Law degree (KU-Leuven, Belgium), European Master in Labor Studies degree (UCL – UT, Belgium & France) and a law teaching degree.
Debbie LoaderFunction: Compliance Consultant
‘Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams’
Debbie has over 20 years experience in the international finance industry (UK, Jersey, Isle of Man, South Africa and UAE). She started her career in finance with Barclays bank and has spent the last 10 years working in senior compliance roles with Fairbairn Private Bank, an international private bank.
Prior to joining Total Solutions Debbie had regulatory responsiblities for the UAE representative office and London branch of the private bank and performed the UK FSA approved roles of Compliance Oversight and Money Laundering Reporting.
Debbie holds a professional ACIB qualification in financial services and a Diploma in Investment Compliance issued by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and is a member of several financial services professional bodies.
Graeme WallaceFunction: Compliance Consultant
“To Dare is to Do"
Graeme began working in the financial markets in the City of London before moving to the Middle East over 18 years ago. He moved in to the compliance world nearly 15 years ago and has extensive knowledge and experience of the regional financial markets and regulations as well as international regulations. He has been Compliance Officer and MLRO for major international financial service firms in the UAE and Qatar and also had several years experience in Bahrain as Compliance Officer and MLRO for one of the region’s major Takaful (Islamic insurance) companies. Prior to joining Total Solutions Graeme was most recently regional head of compliance for Zurich Financial Services International Life division.
Katie SmithFunction: Compliance Consultant
"Nothing venture Nothing gained"
Katie Smith has 20 years experience in the New Zealand, UK and MENA financial services industry. She has been appointed as 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.
Vladimir AbaninFunction: Compliance Consultant
"The secret to success is to do the common things uncommonly well"
Vladimir is currently a Compliance Consultant providing services to various respected firms within DIFC.
Prior to joining Total Solutions, Vladimir worked as Manager, Compliance and Legal at Oryx Capital Limited, DIFC. He also worked for Crowe Horwath International, DIFC as Business Consultant.
Before moving to Dubai, Vladimir worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kazakhstan as Legal and Tax Consultant. He started his career with ATF Bank, CIS (a member of UniCredit Group) as Senior Analyst, Capital Markets.
Vladimir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Kazakh State Law University, MSc degree in Management from Lancaster Business School and International Diploma in Compliance from Manchester University. Vladimir is an associate member of the International Compliance Association, UK.
Polly JacksonFunction: Compliance Consultant
“Nothing is impossible”
Polly began her career in London’s major financial districts working for investment banks including Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas.
Prior to moving to the Middle East in 2006, Polly worked for an international brokerage group across its European offices and assisted its asset management subsidiary with meeting FSA compliance requirements.
Acting as the DFSA authorised Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Polly has represented a number of DFSA Authorised Firms and provides regulatory advice to various types of financial institutions including asset management companies, institutional brokerages, investment banks, private banks and corporate advisory firms.
Polly has assisted several international financial institutions with their DFSA regulatory license applications and project managed DIFC company incorporations.
As a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist, Polly has performed regulatory investigations, AML training and KYC review and remediation projects.
Polly is a Graduate of the University of Wales and holds a Joint Honours degree in French and German with Business Studies.
Andrew QuinnellFunction: Compliance Consultant
"The more you know, the better you will be"
Andrew has more than 10 years experience working in both 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 for two reputable DIFC consultancy firms in the area of Compliance/AML and Corporate Governance. He is currently providing a support function in the area of Compliance/AML and Company Secretarial Services to various DIFC firms.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Surrey, Guildford UK.
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"
Jay began her financial career with the UK FSA working in various departments. Her last role was with the FSA’s Permissions Department dealing with complex applications for authorization. Jay relocated to Dubai in 2007 and joined the DFSA as Case Manager assessing various applications for authorisation including corporate advisory, asset management, insurance, advisory and arranging, private banks, and so on. Jay holds the ICA International Diploma in AML awarded by the International Compliance Association in Association with the Manchester Business School and Islamic Finance Qualification by CISI. Jay also holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Firdaus ManiarFunction: Compliance Consultant
“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence”
Firdaus Maniar is a Compliance Consultant with experience in providing Compliance and Operational Risk Management services to both regulated and non-regulated entities.
He relocated to Dubai in 2008, to work for Crowe Horwath International (CHI) where he served as a Senior Manager for its Compliance and Risk Department within the DIFC. Post CHI Firdaus worked for a Compliance Services firm in Dubai where he was involved in providing consulting services to DFSA licensed entities. Firdaus brings a command of the DFSA Regulations and experience of providing Compliance and Risk Advisory services to firms both within and outside the DIFC. Currently Firdaus is a Professional member of the International Compliance Association.
Firdaus has a MSc. Degree in Entrepreneurship (Business Management) from Nottingham University Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Firdaus also holds the ICA International Diploma in Compliance awarded by the International Compliance Association in association with the Manchester University Business School.
Eileen de VriesFunction: Compliance Support Officer
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality"
Eileen recently finished her study of Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Eileen has been appointed as a Compliance Support Officer.
During her study, Eileen has worked for several lawyers as an assistant. Furthermore, she has been working for a non-commercial company as a legal adviser, offering help to employee’s when it comes to work-related problems. After finishing her study, Eileen worked on several AML and HR projects.
Eileen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Master’s degree in Private Law.
BJ DixFunction: Contracting Support Officer
"Measure twice,cut once"
B.J.’s experience in business planning and analysis comes from her work in both the public and private sector in New York City and San Francisco. As a Principal Analyst for the Municipal Transportation Agency in San Francisco, she developed and conducted analyses to aid policy decisions and economic options of current and potential undertakings. Prior to that, B.J. served as a Human Resource specialist with responsibilities focused on compensation management, implementation and administration of contractual benefits and ensuring compliance with city labor contracts as well as state and local regulations.
B.J. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Human Resources and Labor Relations.
Jacqueline KruizeFunction: HR Support Officer
“Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.”
After have lived in several countries around the world with her family, Jacqueline settled in The Netherlands and started work with HR of Mercedes Benz The Netherlands.
Jacqueline carries over 6 years of experience in various HR and Staff Training Support Officer positions with Mercedes Benz The Netherlands.
She carries a multiple years experience dealing with various HR and Payrolling systems supporting both senior HR Management as well as various business units. She is fluent in Dutch, English and German.
Jacqueline joined Total Solutions Middle East as HR Support Officer in March 2013.
Anne Van BockstalFunction: Office Assistant