Executive Due Diligence

Objective

Investigate the professional track record of a newly appointed chief compliance officer to uncover any potential legal, commercial, or reputational risks that could affect her performance in her new position.

Results

During the subject’s tenure at a previous company, that company was accused of numerous violations of anti-corruption laws in a high-risk, emerging market jurisdiction. By obtaining official documents through a deep dive of various open sources, Forward Risk found that the subject had been instrumental in convincing senior company executives to divest from risky assets and subsidiaries in that market. The subject had also led in the company’s self-reporting efforts in the US, mitigating subsequent regulatory enforcement actions.

Value-add

Our client, an investor, learned that the subject’s appointment to a company in which they held a significant position was not compromised by her professional history.