2015 ACFE Asia-Pacific


4-6 November 2015  |  Singapore

Conference Speakers

Andrew Fastow
Former CFO, Enron
Convicted Fraudster*

Andrew Fastow was the chief financial officer of energy trading company Enron Corporation, until the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened an investigation into his and the company's conduct in 2001. Enron, once the nation's seventh-largest company, declared bankruptcy in December 2001 after years of attempting to hide billions in debt and cover up failed ventures. The collapse wiped out thousands of jobs, more than $60 billion in market value and more than $2 billion in pension plans. Fastow was one of the key figures behind the complex web of off-balance-sheet special purpose entities used to conceal their massive losses.

In 2004, Fastow pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011. He now provides litigation support at a law firm and consults with directors, attorneys and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical financial, accounting, compensation and cultural issues.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.

James D. Ratley, CFE
President and CEO
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

James D. Ratley graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 1971, he joined the Dallas Police Department as a police officer. He was a member of numerous department task forces that concentrated on major fraud cases. In 1986, Ratley left the police department to join Wells & Associates, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. He handled investigations regarding internal frauds, conflicts of interest and litigation support. In 1988, he was named Program Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and oversaw all aspects of the ACFE's training and education programs. In 2005, Ratley was awarded the ACFE's highest honour, the Cressey Award. He was named President of the ACFE in 2006 and continues to hold the title. Ratley has been selected as one of Security magazine's "Most Influential Security Executives for 2010" and Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People."

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*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.

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