Regional Management Committees

An organisational structure to suit our members

The ACi is organised along corporate lines. We have four regions with the regional head sitting as a member of the Executive Committee to represent the region. The regional heads have sub-regional heads and country heads who form the regional management committees.

If you are interested in becoming a country head or sub-regional head and wish to learn more, please register your interest via Contact Us and the appropriate Executive Committee regional head will contact you to explain the role in more detail.

Please note country heads and sub-regional head positions on regional management committees must hold in-house roles. Country heads and sub-regional heads work pro bono in the interest of building the association.


Charmaine Neo, Associate Director – Forte Law LLC

Charmaine is a dispute resolution lawyer in Singapore, with expertise in employment disputes, cross-border corporate investigations (including anti-bribery and fraud), and regulatory compliance. Charmaine previously worked in-house with a Singapore-listed company, where she handled significant cross-border anti-bribery and fraud investigations involving government authorities in both Singapore and the U.S., as well as internal corporate investigations into anti-bribery and employment / conduct matters in Singapore, China, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Bruce Forbes, Head of Global Investigations, Prudential plc

Bruce has over 30 years’ experience gained in diverse Law Enforcement and Financial Services roles. He has directed complex, cross-jurisdictional investigations in Asia and globally and has led international in-house Corporate Investigations functions in banking and insurance. Based in Hong Kong, Bruce is the Head of Global Investigations for Prudential plc where he currently leads both the Counter Fraud and Whistleblowing programmes for the Group, in addition to the Corporate Investigations function. Bruce leads and directs the most sensitive, complex and significant bribery, corruption, fraud and misconduct investigations globally and is accountable for the standard and conduct of investigations globally.


Navita Srikant

Navita Srikant is a globally recognized expert in forensic accounting and anti-corruption who has advised governments and Fortune 500 corporations on dealing with economic crime and corruption, integrating preventative and investigative approaches. She was the World Bank’s first Global Lead of the Forensic Services Unit and has strengthened oversight capacities for institutions across Asia. Navita co-developed India’s first National Anti-Corruption Strategy and a Fraud Prediction Model for the government. She is an acclaimed faculty member on white collar crime, forensic accounting, anti-corruption laws, ethics and integrity. Her dedication to public service is evident through her work empowering anti-corruption and oversight bodies internationally as well as serving on the Board of SOS Children’s Villages of India. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor


Maria Dardai

Maria is an experienced legal professional, with over 15 years’ experience and with a demonstrated history of working as a “real generalist” in different types of industries. She is skilled in almost all area of internal legal matters, with specific expertise in the telecom industry and all kinds of compliance matters. A very experienced leader in the area of management, Maria is a strong legal professional who graduated from ELTE, Budapest, and whose further education continued in the prestigious IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.

 Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh is a career banker with experience of over 24 years in retail and commercial banking. He has worked in India, Africa and for the last 11 years in the UAE.

He has worked with banks like ICICI, Barclays, Mashreq and is currently employed with First Abudhabi Bank. He has worked in various domains in being sector including Sales, Collections, Audit and Fraud Risk. Charanjeet has been the Chairperson of the UAE Bank Federation’s Fraud Prevention Committee since 2020 and in the past has also served as vice-chairperson of the same committee.

He is a Postgraduate in finance and holds certifications in Anti Money Laundering, Information Security and Fraud risk. He is passionate about fraud prevention and investigations and likes to share knowledge in this area. He has participated in multiple conferences as a speaker on matters related to fraud risk.

His expertise lies in setting up fraud risk frameworks including fraud prevention, monitoring & investigations. He has worked on implementing fraud prevention & monitoring systems to address fraud risk across the organisation including customer acquisition, staff and vendor onboarding, digital banking and operations.

Region: North & West LATAM


Dercio Carvalheda

Dercio graduated in law from the Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro in 2000. After that, he was approved to the Bar Association in Brazil and worked as an attorney to 2003, when joined Federal Police as a chief in police investigator. To the Federal Police, Dercio worked in several different areas: investigating financial crimes, corruption, environmental crimes, embezzlement of public funds, internal affairs, among others. Dercio, after a few years, was promoted to public manager. In 2020, he retired from Federal Police, same year that he concluded the Compliance specialization and became again the career as an attorney. From 2021 to 2022, Dercio worked in EY, in Rio de Janeiro, as a forensic senior manager, where continued to investigate frauds among others. Dercio has vast experience in conducting crime investigations and dedicated his career to combat corruption in all sectors.

Nestor Garrido

Nestor is a Senior Corporate Security Executive with over 23 years of professional experience in Crisis Management, Product Security, External and Internal Fraud and Compliance Investigations. From 1996 to 2005, Nestor worked in the Investigations Unit of Peruvian Navy. He started his career in the private sector in 2006 as Security Manager Peru at Novartis, conducting Compliance and Illicit Pharmaceutical investigations. After 7 years in Novartis, Nestor joined Mondelez Peru as Security Manager. Since December 2018, Nestor is currently Head of Security Peru at the multinational energy company Enel managing and overseeing Critical Event Management, Fraud Investigations and Critical Infrastructure Security.

Nestor also develop training in Crisis Management, Risk Management and Corporate Investigations in association with Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC).

He is a Certified ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager by Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), Member of ASIS International and ACFE.