Sofia El Mansouri

Sofia El Mansouri, Group Legal & Compliance Manager, has over 11 years of aviation, airlines, defense & automotive industry experience and specializes in setting up ethics and trade compliance programs for national and U.S. companies operating in the Middle East.

She is responsible for the internal compliance and ethics programs of Jetex Executive Aviation & Jetex Flight Support (“Jetex”) and its affiliated subsidiaries in 30 international markets.

Prior to joining Jetex, Sofia was a Legal Officer at Etihad Airways & the Etihad Aviation Group, specialized in governance and corporate structuring; she also served as the Legal & Trade Compliance Officer for the Tawazun Group, which develops ventures across a number of areas: defense and aerospace, automotive, munitions, metals and technology.

Sofia received a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Reporting from the International Compliance Congress

Fresh from the IFCA’s first International Compliance Congress, Sofia El Mansouri offers an overview of the event’s theme and select highlights from the past week. A successful five-day event came to a close as the International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA) ended its first International Compliance Congress on November 20, 2020. As one of the world’s top ethics and compliance-related events, the...

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Airliner in flight

Obvious conflicts of interest and a pattern of corrupt bidding practices led to penalties announced today by the Royal Court of Justice. Sofia El Mansouri, reporting for CCI, outlines the issues and offers takeaways for today's compliance professionals. The U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has entered into its ninth deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Airline Services Limited (ASL) after obtaining final approval...

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illustration of middle eastern woman and man facing each other

Setting the tone at the top for any new compliance program can be a daunting and challenging issue – even more so when you are a woman looking to implement a “Western”-inspired compliance program in a Middle Eastern organization managed by men who don’t necessarily see the value in it. Nothing a little elegant truth-telling and diplomatic convincing can’t resolve. When the...

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