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Torsten Kleine Buening
Chief Risk Officer at ABA Bank


Mr. Torsten Kleine Buening was appointed as Chief Risk Officer and Compliance Executive at ABA Bank (a member of National Bank of Canada Group) in November 2020.

He joined ABA Bank from Deem Finance in Dubai, where he was the Chief Risk Officer and acted as Chief Data Scientist supporting Deem’s digital agenda. Previously, he was the Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of Tenger Financial Group, covering Leasing, Insurance and Banking.

Torsten is an experienced risk practitioner with 20 years of experience covering conventional and Islamic Finance in developed and emerging markets.  His career spans across a diverse range of leadership roles for risk and capital management, risk governance and risk modelling in regional and multi-national financial institutions as well as start-ups and risk related roles in consulting.  Further, Torsten drove projects and change initiatives including a Basel II implementation across 11 countries as well as Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence for Risk, Fraud and Compliance.

Torsten draws his experience from engagements in US, Europe, Middle East and most recently Singapore; and holds a degree as Diplom Wirtschafts-Informatiker / Master of Science on Information Systems of Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster / Germany.

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  • Optimising seamless digital transformation


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