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.

Leader Profile

Erum Raza

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Erum Raza is the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at NYU Abu Dhabi. Erum oversees NYU Abu Dhabi’s Compliance and Risk Management Program, working in close collaboration with the University's academic and administrative departments to facilitate compliance with policies, laws and regulations, and risk management.

In addition to reporting to the NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor, Erum also reports to the NYU Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the NYU Board of Trustees. Compliance and Risk Management includes the following functional areas: Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Business Continuity.

Erum also works closely with NYU Abu Dhabi’s government partner, Tamkeen, on various compliance, risk management, and government relations matters.

Erum has guest lectured in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai undergraduate courses, as well as in NYU Stern graduate courses on various topics, including, ethics, labor and economics, business and human rights, social responsibility, and international business law. 

Erum is an attorney admitted to practice in the US in the states of New York and New Jersey. 

Key People


Arberetta Bowles

Assistant Compliance Officer

Chetna Koshy

Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Liza Manougian

Compliance Manager

Risk Management and Business Continuity

Charity Abdi

Director, Enterprise Risk and Internal Assurance

Omer Ahmed

Associate Director, Enterprise Risk and Internal Assurance

Teresa Doherty

Business Continuity Manager