The 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East brings together leading anti-fraud practitioners to share their insights and experience. Keynote speakers for 2018 include body language expert, Cliff Lansley, President of TRACE International, Inc., Alexandra Wrage and ACFE Vice President and Program Director, Bruce Dorris.

Check back soon to see the full speaker lineup for the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East.

Keynote Speakers

Alexandra Wrage

President, TRACE International, Inc.
Former Member, FIFA Independent Governance Committee

Alexandra Wrage is a former member of FIFA’s Independent Governance committee and was a member of the 2015 B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, which drafted recommendations to G20 leaders for consideration in their global economic policies. Wrage has held numerous committee positions, including Chair of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the ABA’s International Section and Chair of the International Legal Affairs Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and has participated in anti-bribery working groups with the OECD and UN Global Compact. In addition to this, she has won multiple awards including the 2014 Women in Compliance Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry. Currently Wrage is the president and founder of TRACE.

She is the author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes and the host of the training DVD Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business, produced by NBC. Wrage has written three compliance guidebooks and is a guest blogger for Corporate Counsel. She speaks frequently on topics of international law, anti-corruption initiatives and the hidden costs of corruption.

A passion for fighting corruption
Fraud Magazine | July/August 2016

Cliff Lansley

Body Language Expert

Cliff Lansley is a psychologist and head of the real-life ‘Lie to Me - Lightman Group’, which is part of the Emotional Intelligence Academy (EIA) Group. The EIA Group international team works with a range of military, intelligence, security, commercial, fraud and police agencies in the fight against terrorists and fraudsters. He is also Managing Director of Paul Ekman International plc (PEI). PEI specializes in using reliable science in developing and delivering programs in emotional awareness and deception.

He was featured as the Behavioral Analyst Expert for ITV’s documentary "Lying Game – Crimes that Fooled Britain" and also with BBC and Discovery. He has worked with police, security and other personnel from military, airport, intelligence and commercial sector organizations in more than 20 countries across all continents.

When we tell Lies, we leak the truth

Video clip: Cliff Lansley keynote presentation at 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Roomy Khan

Convicted Fraudster*, Galleon Group Insider Trading Scandal

Roomy Khan has more than 20 years of combined professional experience in the technology industry and Wall Street. She was intimately involved in the Galleon insider trading case, the biggest case successfully prosecuted by the government, which resulted in more than 90 convictions throughout hedge funds, corporations and individual investors. She cooperated with the federal government for more than 6 years during which she expounded the mechanics of the financial industry, various conduits of information and ultimately testified in federal court.

Khan was personally charged with wire fraud and insider trading and she served one year in the federal prison in Coleman, Florida.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters

Can a Stock-Trader-Turned-Convict Start a New Life?
The New York Times Magazine

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA

Vice President and Program Director

Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member to the ACFE Board of Regents. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993, and is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana.

Following a judicial clerkship after law school, Dorris was commissioned an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana. He created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section.

Dorris is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and practiced primarily in business valuation and litigation support. He was an Adjunct Instructor in the Accounting and Business Law Department of Louisiana State University in Shreveport and has taught with the Becker CPA Review Program.

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.

Dorris is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Texas State Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Concurrent Session Speakers

Waheed Alkahtani, CFE, CEPP-I

Sr. Auditor
Saudi Aramco

Waheed Alkahtani works as an auditing consultant with internal audits. He is currently a member of the IA/Advisory Group that provides self-assessment advisory services in the areas of controls, fraud and compliance risks. Before that, he was responsible for administrating the General Auditor Hotline as well as developing and presenting an internal auditing fraud awareness program. Alkahtani joined Saudi Aramco in 2000 and carries the knowledge and experience of more than 15 years of work with Saudi Aramco and 10 more years with other companies in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Kahtani has jointly conducted several studies related to fraud prevention including ethics hotlines, codes of conduct and anti-fraud programs. In addition he was responsible for the design, deployment and implementation of the General Auditor Hotline 2010. In 2009, Alkahtani reactivated the local chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners ACFE in Dhahran, later named as ACFE Saudi Arabia Chapter 86, and currently serves as president of the chapter.

Amine Antari, CFE, CISA

Managing Director

Amine Antari is a managing director in the investigation and disputes practice at Kroll and head of the Dubai office covering the Middle East region. Antari has extensive experience in complex investigations and compliance consulting.

Prior to joining Kroll, Antari was the head of the compliance investigations team at an international engineering and construction company with a significant presence in the Middle East. He was initially responsible for setting up the investigation team and managing the delivery of complex investigations into corruption, fraud, anti-trust and competition across various regions including the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Americas. Prior to that, Antari was a manager in the forensic practice at a Big 4 firm based in Montreal, Canada, where he was responsible for the management and delivery of investigations, and providing litigation support services across North America.

Hossam El Shaffei, CFE

Partner, Risk Advisory Services
RSM Consulting

Hossam El Shaffei has more than 35 years of global and regional work experience in multinational organisations such as the United Nations and United States Agency for International Development. He has worked to provide management and boards with fully integrated, strategic high-profile and value-added advice for better governance, risk management, controls, fraud prevention and detection, quality, transparency and fighting corruption programs.

El Shaffei is a recognised oversight subject-matter expert with global and regional experience. He has knowledge of world-class, internal oversight services such as: audit, investigation, inspection, financial management and administration (transportation, HR, premises management, maintenance, procurement and construction) in international and multinational organisations.

Tharwat El-Sakran, Ph.D., CFE

Professor of Linguistics
American University of Sharjah

Dr. Tharwat M. El-Sakran is a professor of linguistics at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He has published several papers on various issues related to teaching English for specific purposes, cross-cultural communication, professional communication skills, translation, interpreting, forensic linguistics and discourse analysis. He is currently conducting research on résumé padding and methods of detection. Dr. El-Sakran is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Mounir Gad, CFE

Audit, Compliance, Fraud Investigation Consultant

Mounir Gad, CFE, has more than 40 years of experience in internal and external auditing, construction programs management, fraud prevention and detection, and investigation. He has worked at KPMG as an audit manager, was the chief internal auditor at Qatar Gas and was an audit consultant at Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority.

Tim Harvey, CFE

Head of Global Chapter Development
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Tim Harvey is a fraud consultant with experience investigating fraud in both the private and public sectors. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1979 and was a career detective, spending a third of his service at New Scotland Yard’s Fraud Squad and as the Detective Superintendent of the Economic Crime Department, he managed more than 120 investigators. He joined the City of London Police when they obtained government lead status for fraud in 2004. After retiring from the force he became the Director of U.K. Operations for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as well as a Justice of the Peace on the bench of Northamptonshire Magistrates Court.

Stephen Hill, Ph.D., MLPI, CIIP

Managing Director
Hill Bingham Ltd

Dr. Stephen Hill is a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and chairs its Cybercrime Interest Group.

Hill spent many years working for a top firm of chartered accountants heading the Fraud and Forensic Group, leading an expert body advising clients on prevention, detection and recovery of fraudulent assets, working closely with organisations in both the public and private sector.

He has developed and delivered a series of counter fraud and investigation courses to clients both in the U.K. and overseas including the National Crime Agency, Charity Commission, CIFAS, police forces both in the U.K. and overseas and private sector corporations.

With an appointment as a Volunteer to the City of London Police Economic Crime Directive, Hill assists fraud investigators with the aid of online investigation techniques and speaks at schools on the dangers of the internet in line with his role as a safeguarding and child protection governor at his local primary school.

Dr. Hill sits on the ACFE U.K. Chapter committee and is an honourable member of the London Fraud Forum.

Kallol Kundu, CFE, FCA, DISA, CISA

Kalpataru Group

Kallol Kundu is an accomplished corporate governance and risk professional with experience across infrastructure, power, tourism and the fast moving consumer goods sectors. In his career spanning more than two decades, he has handled diverse functions in areas of financial operations and management, risk assurance, fraud prevention and detection, investigations, forensics, information security, compliance and risk audits.

He is currently responsible for Group Assurance, Risk and Audit functions of the Kalpataru Group, a large Indian industrial conglomerate with interests in more than 40 countries in areas of project management; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); contracting for power transmission; and infrastructure projects including road projects, warehousing, logistics management and real estate development. Prior to this, Kundu was responsible for Group Internal Audit at The Oberoi Group, an internationally acclaimed chain of luxury hotels with interests in flight catering, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters.

Sumit Makhija, CFE, CA

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

Sumit Makhija is a partner in the forensic service at Deloitte India, based in New Delhi. He leads the anti-bribery services for Deloitte in India.

He has more than 25 years of professional experience out of which significant experience is in the areas of anti-bribery reviews and investigations, forensic audits, dispute assistance and investigations for a wide spectrum of organisations.

Makhija is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a commerce graduate from Delhi University and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He also serves as vice president of the India Chapter of the ACFE.

Varun Mehta, CFE

Practice Head - Fraud and Security Intelligence
SAS Middle East

Varun Mehta has more than 15 years of experience in the fraud and security intelligence industry and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has worked on client engagements spanning across the U.K., U.S., and Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. Mehta has worked with with some of the largest financial institutions, governments and commercial businesses in the areas of risk, compliance and security domains. He is currently the practice head for fraud and security intelligence in SAS Middle East and Turkey.

Audrey Milesi, CFE, ACCA, ACAMS

Flying CFO

Originally from France, Audrey Milesi has lived and worked in Austria, Germany and London before moving to Switzerland 10 years ago. She started her career in external audit and moved to transaction services in the Big 4.

In the industry, she led global financial compliance at the global level for Syngenta and at the European level at eBay. In 2017, she started her own consultancy, Flying CFO, specialising in internal controls and assistance in fraud cases.

Milesi holds a master’s degree in commerce and international affairs and a master’s in German. She is a Fellow ACCA, Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Iyad Mourtada, CFE, CIA, CMA, CCSA

Managing Director
Open Thinking

Iyad Mourtada is an international speaker, trainer and author with a diverse background in internal auditing, risk management and fraud examination. Over the last decade, he has taught various unique auditing and fraud-related courses to multinational corporations and government entities globally. Mourtada uses modern psychology theories related to fraud combined with innovative, interactive and creative teaching methods to add value to the learning process of more than 10,000 professionals globally. He is the General Manager of OpenThinking, a leading business training company in Dubai and an authorized trainer with the ACFE to teach the CFE Exam Review Course in the UAE. He is the author of several internal audit and anti-fraud books and frequent speaker in many international conferences for IIA, IMA and ACFE.

Sherif Saeed, CPA

Senior General Manager of Fraud Detection
Abdul Latif Jameel Motors

Sherif Saeed is a forensic accountant with more than 20 years of experience leading major multi-jurisdictional investigations in the U.S., Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. He has both worked for and investigated global Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in New York and Philadelphia, Bank of New York Mellon and Etisalat (UAE and KSA). He was head of forensic for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services (Singapore). He has firsthand experience dealing with WorldCom/MCI’s financial statement fraud and Siemens AG’s global bribery investigation. Saeed is currently working as head of fraud detection for a major Toyota/Lexus distributor in the Middle East.

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2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East