Rob Wilson to Join Exiger London Office

Check out another corporate crime export from the USA to the UK.

Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson

First it was deferred and non prosecution agreements.

Now it’s the revolving door.

Rob Wilson will move from the Financial Reporting Council to the London office of Exiger, the Michael Cherkasky corporate crime and compliance group set up initially in 2014 to monitor HSBC.

Wilson also spent five years with the Serious Fraud Office.

Exiger said that Wilson’s appointment “is part of Exiger’s continued expansion of its 35-strong London-based Europe Middle East and African team in response to demand from corporations and financial services firms for Exiger’s expertise in investigations, crisis management, compliance and risk programs.”

Exiger said that Wilson “will be responsible for analyzing, benchmarking and reforming internal client controls to help prevent economic crime, advising companies on how to improve their standards of compliance and conducting fraud and bribery forensic investigations.”

At the Financial Reporting Council, Wilson worked with the Professional Discipline Team, where from 2014 to 2016 he investigated allegations of misconduct by accountants including investigations into the preparation and audit of financial statements for significant listed companies.

He joined the FRC from GlaxoSmithKline where he led an internal global investigations team responding to allegations of bribery and corruption.

He worked previously in IBM’s Fraud Investigation & Data Analytics team where he advised clients on how to design and implement analytic systems to detect and prevent fraud including innovative ways to interrogate their Big Data.

From 2009 to 2012 Rob was a senior manager in PwC’s Forensic Services where the investigations team remit extended to investigations across the financial services, media and energy sectors, including regulatory investigations.

Wilson joined PwC after five years with the Serious Fraud Office, where he led multi-jurisdictional investigations into corporate fraud, and money-laundering investigations. This included experience of international investigations, such as the UN ‘oil for food’ scandal.

“Rob is a welcome addition to Exiger as we deepen our forensic accounting capability in response to growing demand for our compliance and anti-bribery and corruption expertise from both banks and companies across a range of sectors,” said Lisa Osofsky, European Regional Chair of Exiger.

“Rob brings invaluable first-hand experience as an investigator both on behalf of key regulatory bodies in the form of the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Reporting Council and in leading teams to investigate and reform any alleged malpractice from his time working within some of the UK’s largest companies. Exiger continues to expand across Europe, the US and Asia working with our colleagues based in New York and Hong Kong offices with companies and banks having to grapple with the ever more complex interplay between regulatory compliance and effective risk management of their operations at both a national and international level.”

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