Vishal Sacheendran joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in September 2015. As a Capital Markets Authorisation Manager, Vishal is responsible for the authorisation of intermediaries such as fund managers, asset managers, crypto asset brokers and custodians into ADGM. He also serves as the Head of ADGM’s Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab). The RegLab is a tailored regulatory regime for FinTech participants designed to foster innovation within the UAE financial services market for both new market entrants and existing financial institutions.  Since the activation of RegLab in November 2016, more than 80 local and international FinTech firms from 20 countries had applied to be part of the ADGM Community.

Prior to ADGM, Vishal was with Bank of New York Mellon as part of the Global Client Management team. He was the regional compliance lead for the bank’s clients in the Middle East and Africa.

Vishal graduated from the University of Houston, Clear-Lake with a BSC in Finance.