Mr. Lawrence Paramasivam
Lawrence Paramasivam is the Senior Executive Director of the Policy & Legal Division
at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) at Abu Dhabi Global Market
(ADGM). He is responsible for overseeing the FSRA’s Policy and Legal teams.
Lawrence took up this role with ADGM in April 2021, having held 25 years of legal,
financial services regulatory, financial crime and leadership experience.
Prior to joining ADGM, Lawrence held a number of leadership positions in Australia
and the UAE, including senior roles at the Dubai Financial Services Authority and the
Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Lawrence participated in
international assessments of the UAE by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and
the OECD in relation to financial crime and tax related matters.
Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business-Accountancy from the
Queensland University of Technology, as well as having achieved Graduate Diplomas
in an Executive MBA from the Mt. Eliza Business School Australia and Company
Secretarial Practice from the Chartered Secretaries Australia; and an Islamic Finance
Qualification from the Securities and Investments Institute of the UK.