ACi CEO & Head of Investigations, Lombard Odier
Steve served 20 years in UK law enforcement investigating economic crime specialising in the pro-active investigation of Banking Fraud, Bribery & Corruption, Whistleblowing and Money laundering. This was followed by 6 years at Citigroup Inc as EMEA Regional Director of Investigations, and 8 years as Barclays Bank Plc, Global Head of Investigations for Investment Banking & Wealth Management. Currently Head of Fraud & Investigations in Group Compliance at Lombard Odier, based in Geneva. To date, 38 years of international economic crime experience in both a law enforcement and corporate environment.
Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer
Claudia Jung is an Associate in our Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group. Her main areas of practice are data privacy and governance, information technology law and outsourcing regulatory matters. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, she worked as Senior Legal Counsel at a major Swiss bank for several years in Switzerland, Europe and Asia, where she has in particular contributed to the bank's successful outsourcing strategy. She advises clients on the legal and regulatory aspects related to data management, new technology projects and cyber security. She has also in-depth experience in global outsourcing and offshoring initiatives
Partner, the Mintz Group
Kelsey Froehlich has nearly 15 years’ experience conducting investigations all over the world for international law firms, corporations and multinational institutions. A Partner in the London office of the Mintz Group, Kelsey specialises in internal and fraud investigations; whistle-blower response; complex, cross-border supply chain diligence; and investigations into political corruption and criminal activity.
Some of Kelsey’s recent work has included: internal fraud investigation at a mining company in Southern Africa; investigating theft through side companies set up by directors of a commodity producer in the Middle East and Africa; responding to whistle-blower allegations of fraud at a European government security contractor; internal investigation into allegations of criminal activity for an NGO in Greece; internal investigation of the input supply chain of a manufacturer in East Africa, and probing human rights allegations; investigating procurement fraud and political corruption in a multinational, multi-billion dollar construction project.
ACI CAO & Head of Investigations, The Global Fund
Katie Hodson is the Head of Investigations, at the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing organisation that aims to "attract and disburse additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Katie is from England and has more than 20 years of experience in conducting and supervising investigations. Prior to working at The Global Fund, she served at Novartis International AG, Basel as the Global Head of Investigations, where she managed a team of 30 investigators working on international matters. She has extensive experience leading fraud investigations globally, including product theft, diversion and counterfeiting as well as numerous investigations involving employee misconduct.
Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer
Benjamin Borsodi is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute resolution team.
As head of the Internal Corporate Investigations group in Geneva, his areas of practice include fraud and business crime, international mutual legal assistance, corporate investigations, asset tracing, recovery and compliance as well as banking litigation.
With extensive experience in complex fraud matters, Benjamin is recognized as a highly recommended practitioner in white-collar crime by international leading legal publications and directories. Chambers and Partners say that clients describe him as "one of the best counsel" and that he is "dynamic, responsive, client-friendly" and "brings a fresh and imaginative approach to cases." Legal 500 quotes that he is "immensely able and tenacious" and according to Who's Who Legal, Benjamin Borsodi "is a standout talent in the field", and is "widely respected for his top-tier practice."
Examples of his recent expertise include:
? Acting on behalf of a sovereign State to recover substantial assets dissipated trough a multijurisdictional fraud and bribery scheme;
? Obtaining the release of significant assets for a Russian individual entangled in allegations of a "pump-and-dump" market manipulation scheme;
? Representing one of the leading commodities trading company in a large scale criminal investigation for fraud and corruption;
? Defending one of the major Brazilian construction companies for the Swiss aspects of the Petrobras scandal;
? Assisting the trustees and beneficiaries of a trust in the context of massive assets' misappropriation and breach of trust.
Benjamin Borsodi is active in various professional associations and has authored several publications on business crime related issues. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, in particular in the field of fraud and asset recovery.
David Wolfe David Wolfe is a Manager, Investigations within the Office of the Inspector General of The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
David Wolfe is a Manager, Investigations within the Office of the Inspector General of The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, he is a seasoned financial investigator and forensic accountant with extensive international expertise in conducting and leading complex and high profile financial fraud, procurement and corruption investigations, forensic audits, and risk assessments. David also has advised organisations on anti-fraud programs and has contributed to the development and implementation of the Global Fund’s “I Speak Out Now” fraud awareness initiative. Over his career, he has led high-profile investigations in over 35 countries involving hundreds of millions of dollars of losses and severe programmatic impacts including the United Nation’s Iraq Oil for Food Program and WorldCom investigations. Co-creator of the Fraud Diamond theoretical framework, a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics, David is an author and frequent speaker and instructor on topics of his expertise.
Partner, KPMG Forensic
Philippe Fleury joined KPMG AG in 2007 as Head of Forensic Western Switzerland. He was promoted in 2011 as Partner and Head of Advisory Western Switzerland. In 2014, he was promoted as Head of Forensic Switzerland. The nature of his degrees and experience have prepared him for this position. Philippe was educated as attorney-at-law. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as Head of section and management member of the Swiss Money Laundering Control Authority in Berne. He obtained an Executive MBA at IE, one of the most prestigious Business School in 2009.
He specializes in fraud investigation, compliance issues and litigation support as well as in anti-money laundering, financial crime and corruption matters in Switzerland as well as internationally. His key skills include leading complex fraud and misconduct investigations helping companies to tackle financial crime, and conducting complex compliance and financial crime mandates in banks. Thanks to his education, experience and team, Philippe covers several market areas industries such as banks, financial intermediaries, industries, International Organisations and Non-profit Organisations.
Nico Van der Beken
Partner, KPMG Forensic Technology
Nico Van der Beken is the Partner heading KPMG Switzerland’s national Forensic Technology practice.
He assists major law firms and corporations involved in criminal, civil, regulatory and internal investigations with his specialist knowledge in digital forensics, data analytics, e-Discovery, cyber response and investigations.
With his profound forensic technology expertise, Nico is helping his clients deal with crisis situations for over ten years. He has successfully delivered some of the most significant e-Discovery investigations related to corruption and anti-trust in the manufacturing, consumer business, and life science industry across Europe.
He furthermore directed numerous highly complex banking fraud and regulatory investigations using advanced analytics and e-discovery techniques, incl. machine learning and predictive coding. Finally, with the current rise of cybercrime incidents, he is helping his clients deal with cyber breach investigations and response.