Hala is the Founder and CEO of Hala Bou Alwan (HBA) Consultancy a specialized firm in Governance, Risk and Financial crimes’ advisory and training. She is a lawyer who holds dual masters degrees LLM specialised in Artificial intelligence & Law from La Sagesse University Lebanon and another Master’s degree LLM in International Business Law from Boston University USA. Hala as well is a Board member at Khalifa Bin Yousef Al Suwaidi Group & Advisory Council Chairman & Principal Consultant at Abu Dhabi Arts Society. She has more than 19 years’ of success helping regulators, governments, boards and high-profile organizations pave their governance and compliance roadmaps. Prior to establishing her own firm, and for the last 9 years Hala led the Market Development for Thomson Reuters Risk business across emerging markets globally, prior to this Hala was the compliance Consultant- DFSA AI at TSME before that Head of Anti Financial crimes at BLOM Bank France , and prior to that legal Consultant at Raja Bou Alwan Lawfirm & IP compliance Officer at United Nations -UNDP.