ACi India Speakers

Ash Sharma has over 20 years’ experience in investigations and financial crime risk mitigation. Ash presently manages one of two global investigation hubs for Anglo American Plc, a global mining, minerals and extraction company.  His team conduct corporate ethics and compliance (including regulatory and financial crime) investigations. Ash has worked in the UK and Asia in regional and group roles for a global bank. There, he headed up an internal fraud risk, background vetting and investigation function, before leading and coordinating global significant investigations for the group.  Ash is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Crime Specialist, and Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator.

Rupinder Malik, a senior partner at JSA specializes in M&A/PE and Anti-Corruption and White Collar Crime practice areas. She is also the Chapter leader of the India Chapter of Women in White Collar Defence Association. Rupinder’s practice focusses on general corporate commercial, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, cross- border investments, corporate restructurings; and in particular anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, with specialization in corporate governance, fraud, anti-corruption, money laundering and other white-collar crime matters and investigations. Rupinder advises and assists on diverse compliance issues and internal investigations in connection with the Prevention of Corruption Act; the Money Laundering Act; the FCPA; the UK Bribery Act; and other local and international anti-corruption laws and sanctions. She has also extensively advised on data privacy, employment law advisory, workplace policies, code of conduct, Prevention of Sexual Harassment and related matters.

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. 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.

Michael Zimmern leads the forensics practice for Control Risks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Michael has led investigations into a wide range of allegations, including fraud, bribery, unethical conduct, information leaks, discrimination and human rights abuse. He routinely works with lawyers and other advisers in supporting clients respond to these events. Michael has also led the design and implementation of fraud, bribery and corruption compliance frameworks and the development and delivery of effective compliance monitoring programmes for organisations and their partners. Michael has worked across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa and has extensive experience helping clients manage integrity risks in emerging markets. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Amit Narayan is a Partner at Control Risks and leads the India and South Asia business. Based in Mumbai, Amit supports clients on designing, developing, and implementing risk-mitigation strategies. He has over two decades of experience with helping clients on reputation and integrity risk, public policy, labour disputes and stakeholder mapping & crisis management.  

Amit joined Control Risks in 2018 from Edelman India where he served as the National Reputation Lead and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Edelman, he managed Vodafone Group Enterprise’s Asia Pacific external communications. He also worked as Business Manager to the MD of a Vodafone Group Enterprise business unit in Asia Pacific. He has held Asia Pacific strategy, marketing and communications roles at The Walt Disney Company Hong Kong and Cable & Wireless Singapore.