We’re pleased to announce that Founding Partner, Toby Duthie, and partners Yousr Khalil and Trevor Wiles will join the FRA Pulse Board of Directors to provide forensic accounting subject matter expertise and mentoring to technology entrepreneurs within the FRA Pulse portfolio.
FRA Pulse, a technology think tank for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, joins forces with corporate leaders to co-develop and drive technology innovation. Toby, Yousr, and Trevor led the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation. Machine learning and AI technology were deployed for the first time in an investigation of this size and stature, delivering transformative results to enable it to conclude within four years.
“Having been at the helm of the largest and most data-intensive multinational investigation on record, Toby, Yousr, and Trevor are no strangers to creatively solving real-world problems by using the latest in technology,” said Frances McLeod, FRA Founding Partner and Head of its Data Governance, Technology Solutions & Forensics practice. “Their experience in building understanding and trust in these technologies across multiple stakeholders, including some of the world’s most active regulatory authorities, is unparalleled. This experience will be invaluable to the FRA Pulse community,” she added.
A bit more about the new board members
Toby Duthie, a Founding Partner of FRA and head of its UK and European offices, has more than 20 years’ experience in financial analysis, complex financial modelling, investigations and compliance reviews. Toby has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional investigations, anti-bribery and corruption compliance testing, and specializes in matters of government enforcement.
Yousr Khalil, partner in charge of FRA’s Paris office, is a forensic accountant with significant experience in matters involving fraud and corruption, government contracts litigation, internal investigation, due diligence, compliance, and governance and risk management in the US, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
London-based partner Trevor Wiles has more than 27 years’ experience of providing forensic services, including leading investigations into allegations of serious fraud and misconduct, regulatory issues, and the root causes of compliance failures. FRA advised Airbus and its counsel from the early stages in designing a robust and forensically based approach to the investigation, customising a data governance strategy alongside compliance risk assessment and remediation support, as well as the eventual fine calculation.
Why FRA Pulse?
FRA Pulse is open to emerging technology businesses with products spanning AI and robotics automation, to advanced analytics. FRA Pulse also acts as a research institute performing exploration and advocacy concerning technology, ethics, and culture, concentrating on global technology issues and deficiencies and provide a forum for participating industry elites to explore and vet the latest tech and business innovations.
Forensic Risk Alliance [FRA], is a forensic accounting, data governance and compliance consultancy firm specialising in international corruption and fraud investigations for major global corporations and law firms. For more than 20 years, FRA has offered extensive multi-jurisdictional data privacy, transfer, and protection expertise in order to help clients achieve their objectives with compliance, litigation and investigations. With over 230 employees, FRA is headquartered in London, with 10 additional offices across EMEA and the US. FRA has extensive cross-sector and cross-border experience and scalability anywhere in the world with globally integrated teams across both developed economies and emerging markets, having worked in more than 75 countries with the capability to speak over 40 languages.