Jurisdiction & Regulation

Gareth Ling

Deputy CEO, Chief Regulatory Officer, AFSA

Mr Ling is an experienced regulator and compliance professional, having worked for well over 20 years in a senior capacity in regulatory bodies such as the (former) UK Financial Services Authority, the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Following this, Mr Ling spent 10 years in the private sector, first heading Compliance and Financial Crime functions for Barclays Bank PLC in both Qatar/QFC and then Dubai/DIFC, and then as Société Générale’s Regional Head of Compliance & Financial Crime for the Middle East (based in Dubai), from which he joined the AFSA. Mr Ling has a Joint Honours degree in Politics & Economics. From 7 December 2020 Mr Ling was appointed as AFSA’s Chief Regulatory Officer. In March 2022 Mr Ling became Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer of AFSA.

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