Managing Director

Cross-border Asset Tracing & Recovery

United Arab Emirates

Yaser leads our operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions and oversees a team of investigators, accountants, and business intelligence specialists. He has lived in the UAE for 13 years and conducted investigations for over 20 years and has traveled extensively to many jurisdictions to oversee complex projects.

During his career, Yaser has managed hundreds of investigative assignments for corporate and government clients, some of which were the most complex, sophisticated, and high-profile investigations in the Middle East, East Africa, India, Maldives, Pakistan, China, Europe, and the United States and South America.

Specialisms

    • Forensic investigations 
    • Complex business intelligence 
    • Asset tracing and recovery 
    • Reputation audit and management

    Recent assignment highlights 

    • Supported the Provisional Liquidation of a Cayman Islands-based fund on behalf of its shareholder, a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund. Investigated the financial performance of the investments and the activities of the fund managers to establish whether criminal claims could be initiated for mismanagement, embezzlement, and fraud. 
    • A regional sovereign wealth fund required an investigation into allegations that senior executives had colluded with vendors to misappropriate company funds. He reviewed a voluminous amount of financial data to identify widespread procurement fraud and corruption schemes. 
    • Instructed by counsel to investigate asset dissipation as part of an inheritance dispute. Conducted a global asset tracing investigation to support a worldwide freezing order. Funds flow analysis was conducted to trace the cash and prepare a timeline of dissipation.
    • Retained by an FMCG company to structure and execute an investigation relating to the supply of illicit products, with a particular focus on providing analysis and actionable intelligence into the financial structures and money laundering typologies used by criminal groups involved in the smuggling and flow of illicit trade.

    Sectors 

    • Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) 
    • Wealth funds  
    • Professional practices 
    • Petrochemicals

    Memberships

    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    Qualifications

    BA, George Mason University

    MA, King’s College London

    Advanced Training in Conflict Management, University of Maryland

    Certified Fraud Examiner (2021) - (ACFE)

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