Ahmed Makele

Head of Compliance – U.K. and Global Indirect

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Professional Experience

Ahmed Makele is Head of Compliance for CBRE Investment Management’s U.K. Direct and Global Indirect strategies.

In this role, Ahmed is responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance, including monitoring for financial crime; liaising with regulators across multiple jurisdictions; developing, overseeing and maintaining compliance policies; devising and implementing a compliance monitoring program; advising and supporting firm products, services and projects; providing training and awareness; staying up to date with regulatory developments; and working with the two U.K. regulated AIFMs to solve regulatory problems.

Ahmed’s experience includes time spent at the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) predecessor body, the PIA, Towers Watson, RBC Dexia, Barnett Waddingham and Fidelity International. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he spent five years at DTZ as Group Compliance Officer.

Ahmed began his career in regulatory compliance in 1995 and started in the real estate industry in 2007. He is a Senior Manager under the FCA’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR), holding the SMF16 (Compliance Oversight) & SMF17 (MLRO) functions. He is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Law from the University of Sussex and a Masters’ Degree (LLM) in Public International Law from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He holds a Diploma in Regulation & Compliance from the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI). He is a Chartered Member of the CISI, on the CISI Compliance Forum, BPF Regulatory Committee and INREV’s Public Affairs Committee and Compliance Officers Forum. He is also a member of the Property Investment Management Compliance Forum and Law Society.