Tomell Ceasar on Compliance in the Middle East [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Tomell Ceasar has spent the last 10 years working in compliance and governance roles in Dubai, both for local and multinational companies.  In that time he’s seen a lot of change in compliance programs.

For one, he notes in this Compliance Perspectives podcast, the job used to be a lot lonelier.  Until about five or six years ago there weren’t many other compliance professionals.

Since then the compliance profession, and compliance programs, have grown dramatically in the region, and with it has come a change in corporate cultures.  Gift giving and lavish entertainment, for example, have been reined in as part of an effort to meet international norms.  And compliance programs are the norm, rather than the exception.

Listen in as he explains how the transformation is continuing to unfold, the cultural issues that still exist, and the ongoing importance of training in the region.