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1) Greenwood Atlantic llc, New York
2) Director, ‘Hear their Cries’, Geneva
NGO fighting against the UN's use of the1946 Convention on Privileges and Immunities to protect UN personnel guilty of rape & sexual abuse.
2011 to 2015
Investigator, United Nations, New York
Recruited as an investigator (P-4 level) by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services investigating staff misconduct and other breaches of staff regulations and rules for administrative action under the UN internal disciplinary system.
I investigated cases both at the Secretariat in New York and in various UN peacekeeping missions overseas, covering allegations of miscellaneous breaches if the Staff Regulations, as well as complaints of fraud in medical insurance claims, procurement and construction contracts and also of sexual exploitation and abuse.
1998 to 2011
Principal: Pacific Risk Ltd., Hong Kong
I set up Pacific Risk and worked on corporate due diligence, asset-tracing, fraud and other litigation support investigations, assisting clients reach an informed business decision based on information provided in difficult circumstances. After the 9/11 attacks and the USA PATRIOT Act, I focused on anti-money-laundering compliance. My knowledge of the region was a major factor in successful management of many projects throughout Asia, leading to the identification of a number of either real or potential money laundering schemes and advised clients accordingly, allowing them to disassociate themselves from the target of acquisition before any problems manifest themselves.
In 2003/2004 I worked with the Anti-Money Laundering Council as the Team Leader on six-month European Commission RRM Project on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 on Terrorist Financing in the Republic of the Philippines.
I delivered exam preparation training for candidates for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist qualification across Asia, and also designed and delivered AML training programs for a number of clients, including the Tehran Stock Exchange, the first foreign consultant ever to do so. In addition, as a part-time University lecturer, I taught classes in Commercial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance at the Hong Kong University, School of Continuing & Professional Education.
1993 to 1996
Kroll Associates (Asia) Ltd., Hong Kong
Managed pre-investment and other corporate due diligence investigations in most countries in Asia, conducting discreet investigations into the background and professional reputation of key management figures and high net worth individuals, identifying undisclosed liabilities for potential partners or foreign investors and thus strengthening their negotiating position. In addition, investigated a number of cases of internal fraud, corruption and FCPA violations.