Hitesh Patel is a Managing Director based in London, UK. He has 30 years of cross-sector international experience investigating fraud & misconduct and regulatory non-compliance, providing litigation support as well as undertaking third party management.
Mr. Patel is also actively engaged in assisting multinational organizations with the design and implementation of effective prevention and detection strategies with respect to fraud & misconduct threat management and regulatory compliance including AML/CTF and sanctions.
A significant element of Mr. Patel’s work has been in alliance with General Counsel’s office and/or external legal advisers in support of disciplinary, civil, criminal, or regulatory action.
Over the course of his career he has led numerous assignments with a particular focus on complex multi-jurisdictional issues including bribery and corruption, financial misrepresentation, money laundering & sanctions, market abuse, cyber fraud, employee misconduct, procurement fraud, theft of intellectual property, third-party risk among others.
Much of his work routinely involves the application of forensic technology and advanced data analytic capabilities to protect clients’ commercial interests.
Mr. Patel’s experience extends across a broad range of clients including pharmaceutical & life science, oil and gas, telco, defense, banking, legal, engineering, media, leisure & tourism, food & drink, manufacturing and distribution, private equity, insurance, and public sector.
He has been a regular commentator in the media on topical matters with respect to white collar crime and has written numerous articles and co-authored books on the subject including “Managing Risk and Resolving Crisis” for the Financial Times and a guide on “Criminal Investigations” for Tolley’s Guide on Accountancy and Litigation Support.
Mr. Patel is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was formerly a Board Member of the UK’s Fraud Advisory Panel.