Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM
Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of anti-corruption concerns of companies operating internationally
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
When compared with more developed areas of the world, Latin America presents significant pitfalls and challenges. From the disparate availability of open source information to media polarization and corruption, you must be aware of the key pitfalls and difficulties of investigating in this region. Using case studies and techniques, this session will examine the unique challenges faced when conducting investigations in Latin America, and explore how these challenges can be understood, communicated and mitigated.
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Founder and President, Armada Risk Consulting
Pedro Armada is the founder and president of Armada Risk Consulting (ARC), a boutique consulting firm providing risk advisory, forensic and investigative services with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to founding ARC in 2016, he worked as an investigator conducting national security and suitability background investigations on behalf of the U.S. government. He later spent half a decade managing investigations including FCPA and white-collar defense, internal investigations, asset tracing, cross-border litigation and arbitration support, and due diligence matters across Latin America for an international investigative firm. His clients included Fortune 500 companies, hedge funds, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a bachelor’s in political science and philosophy from Florida International University. He has a postgraduate diploma in criminal procedure from the Institute of Legal Studies and Research and the Iberoamerican Center for Legal and Social Research. He is completing a master’s in forensic accounting at the University of Portsmouth (U.K.). He is a native Spanish speaker, and is fluent in English and Portuguese.
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