Rik has nearly 30 years of forensic accounting experience. His assignments and expertise include anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory investigations, potential sanctions violations, global monitorships, and disgorgement and penalty calculations. Since joining FRA in 2011, he has led investigative teams in the UK, the US, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia.
His recent significant matters include supporting Petrofac in the lead up to the company’s £77 million settlement with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in 2021, as well as two other Deferred Prosecution Agreements with the SFO. He is currently working on a number of settlement negotiations with the US authorities.
Rik was also part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). Rik led the team working on the fine calculation analysis. FRA’s fine calculation methodology served as the basis for the global settlement across the four authorities.
Prior to joining FRA, Rik led a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) forensic team investigating alleged violations of UN sanctions against Iraq during the UN Oil-for-Food Program. Rik participated in the prosecutions of Innospec and Mabey & Johnson. Here, Rik worked alongside the US DOJ Fraud Section, the US SEC Enforcement Division, and European prosecutors in Italy, France, Denmark and Switzerland, as well as representatives of the UN.
Qualified as a UK chartered accountant, Rik divides his time between FRA’s offices in London and Washington DC.
Rik was recognized in Who’s Who Legal – Investigations Forensic Accountants 2019, who said: Rik is a distinguished practitioner with broad knowledge across numerous accountancy disciplines including experience in regulatory, anti-bribery and corruption investigations.