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Asset Recovery Middle East
13-15th November 2022
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah BeachDubai, UAE

Shahin Shamsabadi
Managing Director at FTI Consulting (UAE)


Shahin Shamsabadi has extensive experience conducting compliance- and dispute-related investigations in the MENA region and has led several hundred investigations for local, regional and multinational clients in a wide array of industries and markets.

For more than a dozen years, Shahin has managed teams handling large-scale fraud, asset tracing and parallel imports investigations across the Middle East, Asia and Europe on behalf of legal counsels, monitors and supervisory authorities.

Over the course of Shahin’s career, a focus of his work has been assisting multinationals operating in disparate sectors in meeting compliance requirements set out by anti-corruption and has assisted businesses and organizations with internal investigations into improper conduct by their executives and managers. He also has substantial experience in conducting sanctions-focused investigations with the objectives of identifying ownership structures and exposure to specially designated nationals and sanctioned entities and officials.

Shahin has written papers and presented on topics such as compliance and sanctions issues facing the MENA region, tribalism, kinship networks, regional security and foreign policy in the Gulf region. He is a visiting guest lecturer at New York University Abu Dhabi and has served as a keynote speaker for internal and public events hosted for US trade department officials, Scandinavian government officials and embassies, and leading energy services companies.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Shahin was a director of an international global risk management company. He also has experience working with the commercial attaché of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington D.C. and was a contributing writer and assistant editor for Al-Ahram newspaper while simultaneously conducting research at the League of Arab States in Cairo, Egypt.

Shahin holds a B.A. degree (High Honors) in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California – Berkeley and an M.A. degree (Highest Honors) from Georgetown University.

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