Compliance and Risk Management

The NYUAD Office of Compliance and Risk Management (OCRM) assists NYUAD, 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.

Mission

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

NYUAD OCRM oversees and facilitates NYUAD’s Compliance and Risk, which 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.

NYUAD OCRM provides a range of Compliance and Risk Management Services to the University community aligned with and implementing these elements.

Erum Raza

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

 

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

The NYUAD Office of Compliance and Risk Management is part of the NYUAD Office of the Vice Chancellor. In addition to reporting to the NYUAD 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. The Office of Compliance and Risk Management includes the following functional areas, Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Business Continuity.

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

Erum has guest lectured in NYUAD and NYUSH 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. 

Key People

Compliance

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