Together, Reducing Fraud Worldwide

  • Speakers


    The ACFE Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference brings together leading anti-fraud practitioners to share their insights and experience. 


    Keynote Speakers


    John Geurts  John Geurts
    Executive General Manager, Group Security & Group Property, Commonwealth Bank

    John Geurts has more than thirteen years’ experience as a global security leader in the banking sector, combined with nineteen years in law enforcement with the Australian Federal Police. In his current role at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Geurts leads Group Security in investigations, fraud control, financial crime and anti-money laundering shared services. Prior to joining Commonwealth Bank in 2000, Geurts enjoyed a 19-year career with the Australian Federal Police, with extensive experience in major fraud, transnational organised crime and money laundering investigations.
    Jeffrey Robinson  Jeffrey Robinson
    Author, Lecturer and Journalist
    United Kingdom

    Jeffrey Robinson is the bestselling author of 27 books, and a popular speaker on the international after-dinner circuit. His money laundering tour de force, The Laundrymen (1993), was a headline-maker in 14 countries, establishing him as a recognized expert on organized crime, fraud and money laundering. In addition to books on dirty money, he has written a number of investigative non-fiction books, major biographies and half a dozen novels. Robinson attended Temple University in Philadelphia, wrote for television and radio, was a staff writer at KYW-TV3, scripted a popular local children's show and was on the writing staff of "The Mike Douglas Show", a nationally televised daily talk show, and served as a press and public relations officer in the United States Air Force (1967-1971).
    nagesh-pinge  Nagesh Pinge
    Chief Internal Auditor, Tata Motors 

    Nagesh Pinge is the Chief Internal Auditor of Tata Motors Limited. Tata Motors Limited is India's largest automobile company. In a career spanning 29 years, he has worked with many organizations of repute such as ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd, Deutsche Bank of Germany and JSW Group. Pinge's major tenure has been with ICICI Bank for 14 years where he was managing a team of 100+ internal auditors located worldwide. He was also the Chief Risk Officer of ICICI Bank. 
    bruce-dorris  D. Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA
    Vice President and Program Director, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    United States

    Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member of the ACFE Board of Regents. He is licensed to practice law as well as being a licensed Certified Public Accountant with experience in business valuation and litigation support. As an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dorris created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section. He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations. 


    Breakout Speakers


    Gaurav Ajmani  Gaurav Ajmani, CFE, CCEP, LLB
    Senior Investigations Manager, Microsoft Corporation

    Gaurav Ajmani has conducted financial fraud investigations in the US, Europe and many countries across Asia, and evangelizes fraud prevention and process improvements throughout Microsoft and around the world. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ajmani worked with Bharti Airtel Ltd, one of the leading telecom service providers in India, as the National Manager: Fraud Intelligence and Provisioning. In addition to conducting fraud-related investigations, Ajmani has designed programs for fraud prevention and detection.
    Mike Baird  Mike Baird
    Senior Law Enforcement Instructor
    United States/India

    Mike Baird served as a U.S. federal law enforcement agent for almost 34 years. Most recently, Baird served as the Special Agent in Charge for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Although Mike has been assigned to numerous investigative areas, his focus has been the investigation and management of crimes involving fraud and corruption and he was previously the Executive Director of the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy. In addition to his assignments in the U.S., Baird was assigned to three different diplomatic missions in Germany, Kuwait and Afghanistan. 
    mark-brown  Mark Brown, CFE
    Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Mark Brown is a director in PwC's Crisis Management practice in Singapore, currently on secondment from New York. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in corporate investigations, anti-bribery and corruption reviews, and dispute analysis.
    His corporate investigations experience includes allegations of fraud, misappropriation and earnings management. He has also worked on several FCPA investigations and has conducted anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews.
    Edward Epstein  Edward Epstein
    Managing Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP

    Edward Epstein has represented multinational corporations (MNCs) in the due diligence and negotiation of numerous joint ventures and establishment of wholly foreign-owned enterprises in China. He has also assisted clients’ entry into the services, retail and trading sectors in China and is adept at designing strategies for investing and doing business in China. Epstein has also assisted MNCs in FCPA and code of conduct investigations, and the management of civil and administrative litigation in China. With his long tenure in China and his strong academic background, Epstein belongs to a very small group of foreign lawyers whose understanding of China and Chinese law extends far beyond the system for foreign investment. 
    roger-darvall-stevens  Roger Darvall-Stevens, CFE
    Partner, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young

    Roger Darvall-Stevens is a Partner of Ernst & Young in its global Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) team, leading the Government sector for Oceania and the Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra geographies in Australia. He is an anti-fraud, bribery and corruption forensic professional with more than 25 years of experience in all industry sectors. Darvall-Stevens is a licensed investigator, a former police detective, a Board member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as well as Melbourne ACFE Chapter President. 
    Jonathan Davison  Jonathan Davison
    Managing Director, Forensic Interview Solutions (FIS) Limited
    New Zealand

    Jonathan Davison had more than 12 years Investigation and Interview experience as a Detective with Greater Manchester Police. In his last role with Greater Manchester Police, he was an Advanced Specialist Tier 3 Interviewer and a Qualified Trainer in the field of Investigative Interviewing.
    Davison founded Forensic Interview Solutions (FIS), a collaborative team of international experts specializing in investigative interviewing and delivering bespoke training, consultancy and solutions to public and private sector organizations worldwide. He specializes in the forensic application of the "science of interviewing" in the workplace to improve investigative decision-making, efficacy and quality.
    Tad Kageyama  Tadashi Kageyama, CFE
    Senior Managing Director, Kroll Advisory Solutions
    Hong Kong, Japan

    Tadashi Kageyama is a Senior Managing Director and head of Kroll’s Asia operations. He helps clients mitigate and respond to the risk of fraud, corruption, theft of intellectual property, litigation, regulatory and compliance violations, and intellectual property theft. Prior to joining Kroll, Kageyama was a global purchasing agent for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd and spent three years in Tokyo and four years in the U.S. head office in New York. His responsibilities included negotiating and securing a number of multi-million-dollar contracts with suppliers worldwide and investigating suspicious and disputed contracts.
    Prabhat Kumar  Prabhat Kumar, CFE, FCA, DIFA
    Executive Director, Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.

    Prabhat Kumar has more than 20 years of experience in audit, accounting and financial management. For the past eight years, he has focused his practice in financial statement information analysis and forensic accounting for the purpose of fraud detection and prevention and to provide support services to commercial litigations. Kumar has investigated matters pertaining to KLSE and Singapore-listed companies and as appeared in court on various occasions as an expert witness. His extensive experience of investigation includes clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Brunei and India in a variety of sectors.
    Michael Skyum  Michael Skyum
    Director - Advisory Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Michael Skyum is a Global Procurement Director with a proven track record of leading strategic change throughout Asia, USA and Europe for a multinational corporation. His most recent assignments involved setting up entirely new procurement departments in Asia, with significant cost savings of up to USD 100 million annually. He is an effective strategic leader, experienced in leading multicultural teams of up to 40 procurement professionals across seven locations. Skyum has a proven ability to engage key stakeholders in large complex environments, effectively driving strategic change and process improvements across the organisation.
    Dr. Allan Watt  Dr. Allan Watt, CFE, CFCE
    Cyber Program Coordinator/Lecturer, Macquarie University, Centre for Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

    Dr. Allan Watt is the Cyber Program Coordinator at Macquarie University's Centre for Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT). He served in the New Zealand Army and the New Zealand Police for a combined period of 18 years. For most of his police service, he worked as an Intelligence Analyst on cases involving Asian crime, serious crime and anti-terrorism. In 1995, he completed his first computer forensic investigation and in 1999, formed his own computer forensics business. In Australia, he worked as the Head of Electronic Forensics for a corporate litigation support firm and as an Electronic Evidence Specialist for the NSW Police Force, State Electronic Evidence Branch. In May 2013, he commenced as a full time lecturer with PICT. 
    Catherine Williams  Catherine Williams
    Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
    Hong Kong

    Catherine Williams specialises in forensic accounting and litigation consulting, and has more than 20 years of industry experience. She has significant exposure to large litigation disputes, fraud investigations and insurance matters. She has prepared reports for regulatory authorities and critiques of expert reports, and assisted with the presentation of accounting issues to counsel. Her work in Hong Kong has included the establishment of the quantum of loss for an arbitration in the People’s Republic of China; the quantification of customs duty in a contract dispute for a Taiwanese conglomerate as well as expert reports in relation to a dispute over assets in a deceased estate; and a complex claim over Hong Kong corporate assets in an alleged fraudulent scheme by former directors of a Taiwanese family owned company.



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