Graham Baldock

Graham Baldock is an Individual member of the UAE ICC and sits on the UAE ICC Steering Committee.

He is currently the Chief Compliance Officer/Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB) in Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining AGTB, Graham was the Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance for HSBC in London. Graham has over 16 years compliance experience across the disciplines, supported by a number of industry certificates most recently a Cryptocurrency Investigator certificate. Prior to joining the corporate world in 2005, Graham served in the UK Police Service and the Royal Navy.

Graham holds a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice graduating in 2019 his research thesis focused on the cross-jurisdiction comparison of corruption. He also holds a MSc in Forensic Accounting and a BSc in Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice studies all obtained through the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Through his academic studies he has published two journal articles on the subject of corruption in the Journal of Financial Crime.

Over the years Graham has held several industry forum roles most recently being the co-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Financial Crime Risk & Policy Group. He sits on the ACAMs Sanctions Education Working Group, Wolfsberg Trade Finance Principles Working Group and acts as in an advisory position to the newly formed MENA Chapter for the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime.

Graham spends his spare time scuba diving through which he has achieved Master Scuba Diver status and is currently undertaking the PADI Diving Instructor course.