Protiviti appoints managing director in UAE
Dubai, September 24, 2013
Protiviti, a global consulting firm, has named Gary Bauer as a managing director and regional head of Forensic Services for the Middle East region.
Bauer will be based in UAE and will focus on helping clients in the areas of fraud and corruption investigations and assessments, fraud risk reviews and AML / Compliance.
Prior to joining Protiviti, Bauer led the Forensic & Dispute Services groups in Russia / CIS and in the Balkan region for a global consulting firm.
A noted forensic expert, Bauer has led hundreds of forensic engagements across 18 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia and across all industry groups with an emphasis on financial services, energy and manufacturing.
Arindam De, managing director, said: “This is an exciting time for Protiviti as we continue to build the business in the Middle East region. We are seeing considerable demand for advice and assistance around the area of fraud and financial irregularity and we are delighted to have somebody of Gary’s calibre and experience to help us to further enhance our capabilities. Gary has outstanding forensic experience and his skills and leadership will benefit the firm and its clients.”
“I am delighted to be joining the highly respected team of Protiviti. It is no secret that fraud and corruption are risks that need to be vigilantly managed in the Middle East. Organizations - whether public or private, foreign or domestic - will continue to rely on firms such as us to help them,” Bauer said.
Bauer holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and law from the Australian National University. He is an Australian CPA and a certified anti-money laundering specialist. – TradeArabia News Service