Serdar Guner

Director, Supervision

Mr Serdar Güner joined the DFSA as Senior Manager in the Supervision Division in September 2010. He became a Director in 2013 after an Associate Director in 2012. Following responsibilities and Directorship roles spanning Prudential Risk, Market Conduct and Pooled Supervision, he now leads a team responsible for the supervision of Financial Technology Firms and Cyber Risk, with the overarching responsibility of Governance and Operational Risk in the Centre. After graduating from Brooklyn College in New York with a Degree and Masters in Economics, Mr Güner joined the New York State Banking Department. His primary responsibilities included on and offsite examinations of the major moneycentre banks, savings institutions and credit unions. He was assigned to the Tokyo offices of the Department in 1998 where he was responsible for both on and offsite reviews and risk assessments of complex derivatives, one-off structured products and instruments newly introduced in the market within the Asia Pacific region. He joined the Department’s London offices in 2004 focusing on the same banks’ European and South American operations while taking on responsibility of retail-based banking operations of Article XII companies and large money centre institutions. In 2007, Mr Güner joined the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority as an Associate Director within the Supervision Department, responsible for the operations of banks, investment banks, Islamic institutions and branches in the Centre. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Economics from Brooklyn College, Mr Güner has a post-graduate diploma in Islamic Banking from IIBI and International Diplomas in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention from ICA. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, (CFE-USA), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has a Certificate in Islamic Banking from CISI. Mr Güner also holds a certificate on Fintech: Future Commerce from Massachusetts Institute of Technology