Pratisha is a Manager in FRA’s forensic accounting team with over seven years of experience in forensic investigations, compliance reviews, engagements involving cash tracing and disputes. Pratisha has worked on matters for a wide range of multinational companies and public sector clients, in diverse industries including technology, telecommunications, financial services, sports, oil and gas and construction sectors. Her international experience includes particular focus on jurisdictions across Europe and Africa.
Most recently, Pratisha assisted a US-headquartered global technology company with the evaluation and development of enhanced compliance processes and controls at a telecommunications company across Africa. The global technology company had advanced a loan to the telecommunications company and wanted to ensure that the loan recipient’s processes and controls were in line with international best practices and Anti-Bribery and Corruption regulations, in particular, the FCPA and UKBA. FRA was subsequently engaged by the telecommunications company and Pratisha continued to assist with the enhancement of their compliance program.
Pratisha also recently managed an engagement where FRA was instructed by a Swiss-headquartered global technology company and its counsel to perform testing of anti-bribery and corruption processes and controls. These processes and controls were put in place as part of the company's forward-looking efforts to take immediate remediation action following incidents of regulatory non-compliance. A key regulator involved in investigating the alleged misconduct publicly acknowledged the company's investment in determining the root-cause of the issues, and in the resources invested to enhance its compliance programme to prevent re-occurrence.
Prior to joining FRA in December 2021, Pratisha worked in the Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice in FTI Consulting in London. She conducted anti-bribery and anti-corruption reviews for an international alternative energy company. She was also part of a team investigating allegations of fraud in a bank in East Africa. Her role included drafting witness statements and expert reports in contemplation of potential civil and criminal proceedings. Another significant matter she supported was a dispute that involved identifying sources of funds for numerous assets and bank accounts for which the ownership was disputed when a group of companies went into liquidation.
Pratisha is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Pratisha holds a BSc in Economics and Statistics and an MSc in Economics from the University College London.