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Market leading Forensic team join Deloitte CIS

Moscow/Kyiv, 18 July 2012 – Deloitte CIS is pleased to announce a major expansion of its Forensic team.

Partners Ian Colebourne, Alexander Sokolov, Ludmila Grechanik, Directors Valery Knyazev, Elena Karelina, Senior Manager Natalia Golovchenko and their team of more than 20 practitioners join Partner Gary Bauer and Directors Evgeny Lugovets, Alina Popadyuk and Oleg Shvyrkov in the Forensic Practice of Corporate Finance at Deloitte CIS.  

Deloitte CIS CEO David Owen said:  “I am delighted to announce this significant investment in our Forensic business.  We have brought together a hugely talented team of individuals who have built an outstanding reputation in the region. There is no doubt that our new combined team will now enjoy clear market leadership, offering our clients unrivalled access to world-class experience, service and skills”.

Partner Ian Colebourne, CIS Head of Corporate Finance

Ian has over 16 years of experience in Financial Advisory Services. He joins us from a Big Four firm where he chaired the Forensic practice across the EMEA region and led the Risk Consulting and Forensic businesses in the CIS for the last 10 years.
Ian is highly experienced in a variety of sectors, having led a number of investigations, corporate intelligence, fraud risk management assignments, and regulatory reviews of the Russian and international financial institutions and International corporates subject to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK’s Bribery Act. Ian has degrees in Biological Science and in Law, and qualified as a solicitor in England.

Partner Alexander Sokolov, CIS Head of Forensic

Alexander has 11 years of forensic experience.  Prior to that he spent five years as an auditor in the financial sector in London.  
Alexander holds a degree in Banking from Loughborough University and qualified as a chartered accountant in England.

Partner Ludmila Grechanik

Ludmila has nearly 10 years of Forensic experience with another Big Four firm where she was engaged in fraud investigations, forensic reviews, FCPA / ABC due diligence, and fraud risk management in Russia and the CIS.
Ludmila has a degree in Accounting, Financial Analysis and Audit, a CPA, an ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) and a Russian auditor’s license.

Director Valery Knyazev

Valery has over seven years of experience in litigation and insurance support engagements across a variety of industries. Previously, Valery worked in the Forensics department of another Big Four firm and at one of the UK’s leading specialist forensic accounting firms. He also has over nine years experience of audit in Russia, Sweden, Germany and the UK. Valery holds a FCCA, is a Chartered Fraud Examiner and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Director Elena Karelina

Elena began her career in Fraud Investigation in 2005 with a Big Four firm. She had previously worked in the Financial Services Audit Department of another Big Four firm, has led numerous fraud investigations and financial crime prevention assignments throughout the CIS.
Elena holds a degree in Finance and Credit and is a member of ACFE.

Senior Manager Natalia Golovchenko

Natalia Golovchenko has six years of experience in Forensic. Natalia has managed a number of engagements for coal mining, pharmacy, energy, construction and telecommunication clients. She has led a large number of engagements and participated in developing recommendations regarding anti-fraud controls improvement.

Natalia holds a degree in Finance from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.


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