Compliance and Risk Management

Compliance and Risk Management assists NYU Abu Dhabi, as an international center of scholarship, teaching, and research, to carry out its academic mission with integrity and in accordance with the University’s legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities.


To promote a culture of compliance, integrity, and ethics at NYU Abu Dhabi through coordinating and facilitating compliance and risk management activities and providing services that project a positive attitude towards compliance, ethics, and risk management.

NYU Abu Dhabi Compliance and Risk is a component of the NYU Global Compliance and Risk Program and is composed of five essential elements:

  • A risk-based approach to assess and prioritize the University’s global compliance risks and to mitigate them;
  • A University-wide Compliance and Risk Structure with oversight by the Audit and Compliance Committee of the NYU Board of Trustees and the NYUAD Audit Committee;
  • University Policies and Guidelines;
  • Communication, Education, and Training; and
  • Annual and Periodic Monitoring of Top Institutional Risks.

NYU Abu Dhabi Compliance and Risk Management provides a range of compliance and risk management services to the University community aligned with and implementing these elements.

Key People


Arberetta Bowles

Associate Compliance Officer

Liza Manougian

Assistant Compliance Officer