Managing Remote Investigations

Remote Investigations have become the norm during the Covid-19 Pandemic. In this webinar kindly sponsored by Control Risks, we will explore the challenges & opportunities that investigating and interviewing remotely presents to the organisations. We will also discuss the opportunities that have opened up for investigators as they have embraced the new ways of working.





Charanjeet Singh, Regional Committee Member, ACi

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.


Kanupriya Jain, Director, Control Risks

Kanupriya is a Director and co-leads our compliance and investigations practice in the Middle East and North Africa from our Dubai office. She is a forensic accountant, investigator and a trained first responder.

Kanupriya brings extensive experience of working with large companies and global law firms on both proactive and reactive problem-solving assignments. She has investigated numerous financial and non-financial cases related to corruption, financial statement fraud, revenue-sharing and quantification of costs in the Middle East and South Asia regions. She has led proactive fraud risk assessments and trained C-suite client representatives on fraud and corruption.

Examples of Kanupriya’s recent experience include:
Leading large cross-border investigations between the UAE, the UK, India and the US over allegations of earnings mismanagement, misappropriation of assets, theft of cash, bribery and corruption, and fraud.
Leading proactive and reactive corruption and internal controls reviews, including advising clients on robust policies, procedures and compliance frameworks.
Designing fraud and corruption training programmes for clients and launching an online training course for a client that was rolled out to more than 15,000 employees worldwide.

Kanupriya is named as an “Asset Recovery Expert” for India by Who’s Who Legal Magazine in 2014 and 2015. She has co-authored the white paper titled “Grey Practices – Fuelling Fraud and Corruption in the Indian business environment”, spoken at the ACFE Middle East conference and contributed to published articles on fraud and corruption in Asia.

Kanupriya is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors (UAE) and the Indian Business Professional Council. She is a chartered accountant and has both a bachelor’s degree in law and in commerce.


Manu Hanspal, Executive Committee Member, ACi

Manu Hanspal

Manu’s investigative experience stems from having served within UK Law enforcement for 15 years leading teams investigating serious and organised crime using specialist, proactive and covert methods.  Transitioning into Corporate investigations, Manu has worked across numerous jurisdictions within the mining and extractive sector conducting and overseeing investigations into Business integrity concerns in addition to having accountability for the management and development of Rio Tinto’s global investigations programme.  Manu additionally designs and delivers in-house investigations training for compliance, HR, Legal and business specialists in order to enhance this capability whilst also contributing to the development of the ACi education and training programme.  Having worked across sectors and transitioned to corporate investigations, Manu brings a keen understanding of the operational challenges and elements required for those conducting and managing investigations.



Vanessa Nigro, Executive Committee Member, ACi

Vanessa Nigro

Vanessa Nigro is currently the Global Internal Audit, Investigations and ERM Director for Dufry. The majority of her work has been devoted to Internal Audit, with over 25 years’ experience in banking, consulting and retail. She has an accountant bachelor along with a Finance MBA among other certifications leveraged by significant international experience in developed and undeveloped countries. She is always interested in new risks on the horizon and how culture can impact the control environment. Vanessa is determined to continuously develop new investigations solutions and assurance approaches. She is already working with AI/Machine learning in investigations and looks for future trends to enhance results while reducing workload.




This webinar is kindly sponsored by

ACi’s Guide To Remote Interviewing

In this webinar ACi leaders and featured guests offer expert guidance and practical advice on the some of the key challenges when conducting remote interviews. In each session the presenters touch on the points most crucial to optimising your investigative efforts. The webinars offer a welcome mix of relevant expert advice, real life anecdotes and Q&A with participants to help everyone through these unprecedented and uncertain times.

We discuss the challenges around the planning and execution of Remote  Interviewing 

  • Remote audio or video?
  • Interview Management
  • Planning & Rapport building
  • Technology & Connectivity
  • Document & data preparation
  • Recording interviews

Singapore Webinar Presenters
Mark Gough, ACi Regional Head, SE Asia
Cassia Ho, Head of Shared Investigative Services, ASEAN, SCB
Ebru Tiberi, CFE, Deutche Bank, APAC
​Jason Landers,  Investigations Lead, APAC, Ethics & Integrity, Rio Tinto 

London Webinar Presenters

​Neil Fletcher, ACi CETO
​Manu Hanspal, ​Manu Hanspal, Investigations EMEA and Programme Lead, Rio Tinto, for London
Michael Keane, Head of Investigations, BT
Michele Manici, CFE, Vodafone