Socrat Arakelyan is a Head of Anti Money Laundering, Compliance at a leading international organization in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the UAE, Socrat worked at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) as the UK representative of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. Whilst working as an Economic Researcher and Assistant to the Director of the Confederation of British Industry London (CBI), Socrat was responsible for developing policies and promoting the views of CBI members on transport, land use planning, infrastructure development, environment, energy and health and safety issues through active involvement in policy consultations with Greater London Authority. With a degree in Economics & Politics, and Diplomas in Anti Money Laundering, Compliance, ACAMS and Securities & Investments Qualification, Socrat specialises in anti money laundering/terrorist financing, compliance and anti-corruption. Having lived in Armenia, the UK and the UAE, Socrat takes a keen interest in the current affairs of Armenian Diaspora and internal politics of Armenia.