Latoya is based in Dubai, having relocated from the UK to the UAE in 2018. Prior to joining Effecta Compliance Middle East Limited, she was a Senior Governance Risk and Compliance Advisor with a Corporate Services Provider in the DIFC, acting as the outsourced Compliance Officer/MLRO and Senior Manager for several DFSA Authorised Firms specialising in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. In this role, she also assisted multiple new applicant firms, guiding them through their licensing process, helping to achieve authorisation and DIFC incorporation. She has extensive working knowledge in both the UAE and UK with exposure to DFSA, FSRA and UAE Central Bank supervision as well as the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Skilled in building relationships and partnering with business stakeholders to deliver excellent compliance solutions, Latoya has successfully managed and been involved in various compliance related projects including advisory services, regulatory visits, risk based monitoring, conducting regulatory based training and drafting various corporate governance policies and procedures. She holds Advanced Certificates in Compliance and Anti-money Laundering from the International Compliance Association (ICA) and is currently studying towards an International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.