Our Story

Our Story

We are committed

Bisi Giwa
Founder & CEO

“We are team of experienced lawyers and risk and compliance experts who have worked in the financial industry for several years, with particular focus on Africa and the Middle East markets. We are uniquely placed to foster robust, consistent, and sustainable risk and compliance solutions for those markets and we are committed to helping our clients do the right thing.”

We believe in what we do and share our vision

When Bisi founded Kharis & Knoble, her vision was to assemble a team of experts to help African and the Middle East financial services companies at home and in diaspora resolve the challenges arising within compliance, regulation, and changing market conditions. She recognises the uniqueness and significance culture and environment plays in doing business in these jurisdictions. As a former lawyer, Islamic finance specialist, risk and compliance expert and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Bisi is especially well placed to understand the demands the industry faces in a highly regulated and evolving environment.

Kharis & Knoble is a global risk and compliance consulting firm that specialises in solving difficult problems and discovering opportunities others might miss by turning compliance from a cost-centre to a revenue source. We specialise in delivering regulatory change, day to day compliance and support with dealing with regulators and we love solving difficult problems others cannot solve.

We are experts at translating high risk to medium and low risk via innovative bespoke risk mitigation tools and solutions. Our solutions span critical business challenges in technology, business processes, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), risk, and compliance and general data protection regulation (GDPR). We deliver deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help our clients confidently face the future and progress towards standards that are more closely aligned with international best practice.

We pride ourselves on our core values; passion for what we do, integrity, transparency, insight and knowledge of the culture and environment in which we operate. We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce of professionals that share the common value of excellence and collaboration. As an organisation, we believe that by teaming together, with each other, and our clients, we can see beyond the surface of changes and problems organisations face in this fast-evolving world to discover opportunities others might miss and face the future with greater confidence.