Engaging with multi-stakeholders to find solutions to promote leading AML/CTF practices.


MENA FCCG, a voluntary body comprised of 13 banks from nine MENA countries, is committed to bring collective action in the fight against money laundering and terrorist finance and help advance the economies of the region.

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We recognize that financial crime is an infinite challenge. Driven by our just cause and courage to lead, we work tirelessly to improve ourselves to add greater value.

Our objectives focus on two main dimensions, enhancing public private sector dialogue for better understanding and management of the financial crime threat, and building capacity across the compliance profession in the region.

This commitment to continuous improvement and knowledge exchange is fundamental to improve the detection, prevention, and disruption of crime.

MENA FCCG – find out how working together we can make a collective impact in leading the fight against financial crime.

You can make the difference.


MENA FCCG was launched in September 2016 in an inaugural meeting in Bahrain

MENA FCCG Charter (English) MENA FCCG Charter (Arabic)

Chair and Deputy Chair profiles

Wissam H. Fattouh, Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks is the permanent Chairman of MENA FCCG. Michael Matossian, EVP and Head of Group Regulatory Compliance at Arab Bank, is the current Deputy Chair. This position is determined by election and is held for two years.

Wissam H. Fattouh Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks Read Profile
Michael Matossian MENA FCCG Founder and Deputy Chair Read Profile

MENA FCCG Strategic Partner

Union of Arab Banks (UAB)

Facilitate liaison with Arab Banks across the UK/EU and sow relationships with key international bodies and engagements in public relations & networking initiatives

MENA FCCG Strategic Partner


Assist it in weaving relations with industry experts, key international bodies, and regulators through their network as well as promoting the Chapter during events and seminars.