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  • Jurry de Vries's picture
    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's picture
    Nico van Bockstal
    Function: 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.

  • Graeme Wallace's picture
    Graeme Wallace
    Function: 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 Smith's picture
    Katie Smith
    Function: 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 Abanin's picture
    Vladimir Abanin
    Function: 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.

  • Andrew Quinnell's picture
    Andrew Quinnell
    Function: 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.

  • Frank Dullaghan's picture
    Frank Dullaghan
    Function: Compliance Consultant

    “Nothing is as important to your development as imagination”

    Frank Dullaghan is a compliance veteran with almost 30 years of experience of 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 an 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 university, is a regular reviewer for Talking of Books (Dubai Eye Radio) and a participant over many years in the Emirates Festival of Literature.

  • Jay Patel's picture
    Jay Patel
    Function: Compliance Consultant

    "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.

  • Elizabeth Shogelola's picture
    Elizabeth Shogelola
    Function: Compliance Consultant

    "Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others"

  • Connie Hamoy's picture
    Connie Hamoy
    Function: Compliance Consultant

    “With God, nothing is impossible.”

    Connie commenced working with Total Solutions in 2014. With her substantial experience earned from her previous employment, Connie endeavours to contribute to the success of other DFSA Authorised Firms as a Compliance Consultant.

    In 2008, she began her career in the finance industry upon joining Toscafund Global Limited (a sister company of Toscafund Asset Management LLP, London), an asset management company based in the DIFC. Connie eventually became a Director while working as Company Secretary and Office Manager. She was also a DFSA Authorised Individual for the firm’s Compliance and MLRO functions. This is where she gained, developed and enriched her knowledge in the field of Compliance, AML and DIFC/DFSA operations.

    Her former experience includes 15 years in the auto industry. She began her career with Toyota (Shaw and Pasig) in the Philippines where she ultimately became a Service Department Manager. Prior to being in control of the extensive operations involving a team of over 80, she managed the Dealer Parts Department for some time. She continued her stint with Toyota (Al-Futtaim Motors) when she moved to the UAE in 2002. Connie developed the Pinnacle of Excellence Program, an annual branch development and evaluation program implemented all over the Parts Branches across the UAE.

    Connie holds an International Compliance Officer and International MLRO Certificate endorsed by Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI), and a Bachelor of Science (major in Biology) degree from Adamson University, Manila Philippines.

  • Omar Ali's picture
    Omar Ali

    “I don’t want to change the World, I want to put a dent in the Universe”

    Omar Ali is currently a Compliance Consultant with Total Solutions Middle East with over 6 years experience in the UAE financial services industry. He has worked in DFSA and Central Bank of the UAE regulated banks and financial services companies. Omar has a strong grasp of UAE Central Bank regulations aswell as DFSA rules.

    Prior to joining Total Solutions Middle East, Omar was a Compliance Officer with Emirates NBD Private Banking and Arab African International Bank. He specialises in advising on HNWIs and complex corporate, fund and trust structures.

    Omar Ali holds a Bachlors in Law with Honours and a Masters in Commercial Law from Scotland with a specialism in fraud and tax law.

  • Eileen de Vries's picture
    Eileen de Vries
    Function: 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.

  • Jacqueline Kruize's picture
    Jacqueline Kruize
    Function: 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.

  • Adrian D'Souza's picture
    Adrian D'Souza
    Function: HR Support Officer

    “Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well”

    Adrian graduated in Psychology from Brunel University, London. He has since been involved with several internships, gaining the required skills and experience sought for in the workplace.

    Having honed his skills through his prior experiences, he has become adept at learning the necessary processes and tact associated with liaising between clients and companies.Adrian has been a part of numerous HR endeavours including psychometrics, training, recruitment and more.

    He now sets his sights on applying all the knowledge and skills he possesses, bringing them to the Total Solutions team, staying true to his motto.

  • Ronald de Leon's picture
    Ronald de Leon
    Function: Finance Officer

    "If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it"

    Ronald has over 10 years professional experience in the field of finance and auditing. He worked as external auditor at SyCip, Gorres, Velayo and Co. (Ernst & Young Philippines) and at Crowe Horwath Mak Dubai. He also worked as internal auditor at SM Group of Companies in the Philippines. Prior to joining Total Solutions, he also worked at Oryx Capital and Yusr Investment Bank in Dubai International Financial Centre 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 banks, 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 Bachelor of Science degree from San Beda College, Philippines.

  • Anne Van Bockstal's picture
    Anne Van Bockstal
    Function: Office Assistant

  • Basheer Chathanari's picture
    Basheer Chathanari
    Function: Business Chaffeur