Naweed Lalani is an Associate Director, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies in the Supervision Division. He joined the DFSA in November 2010 and is currently responsible for the supervision and monitoring of DFSA Registered Auditors and Credit Rating Agencies.
Prior to joining the DFSA, Naweed was associated with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in various capacities and gained his experience in Assurance, Risk, Transaction Advisory, Islamic Finance and Frauds, Investigation and Dispute Services.
Naweed represents the DFSA at the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) and Asian-Oceania Standard Setters Group (AOSSG). He is a member of International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Advisory Group on Shari’a Compliant Instruments and Transactions and also chairs the IFIAR’s Task Force for Smaller Regulators. Naweed is also a regular speaker in the local universities and regional forums on the subject of public oversight.
Naweed’s credentials include setting up the DFSA’s audit monitoring regime for small and medium sized audit firms, expansion of DFSA’s audit oversight to Public Listed Companies (PLCs), issuance of first ever public report on DFSA’s audit monitoring, equivalence recognition by European Commission and enhancements to the audit oversight regime.
Naweed holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Master of Business Administration Degree and is a Chartered Accountant. Naweed also holds International Compliance Association’s Advanced Diploma in Anti Money Laundering.