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The Insights Interview with Maha El Dimachki, Head of Department at the FCA

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For the first Insights Interview of 2022, we welcome an inspiring and passionate industry leader with a remarkable track record in risk management, regulation, and delivering change, Maha El Dimachki, Head of Department at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Setting up the first-ever payments supervision department when she joined the FCA in 2017, Maha was responsible for designing and implementing the supervisory strategy for payments and was appointed the accountable executive for the delivery of PSD2. Watch the interview to find out why this was a necessary move for the regulator and how successful it has been since the restructuring.

Taking on some exciting new roles at the FCA, leading their response to the Kalifa review of UK Fintech, and setting up the new Regulatory Nursery, Maha provides the current feedback from the industry on the latter as well as her expectations for these two key initiatives. With her commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive industry, she shares her hopes for the year ahead regarding this important issue and some valuable insights on what can be done to improve the lack of diversity through measurable targets and the need for vital conversations.