KRyS Global Adds to Fraud and Corruption Expertise
KRyS Global is pleased to announce the joining of Angela Barkhouse to their fraud investigation and asset recovery team. Angela has an extensive background in the area of fraud and corruption, having previously been an executive with Kroll and Kalo. She has specific expertise in cross-border investigations of financial crime, including bribery, corruption, corporate fraud, stolen sovereign wealth, and the recovery of stolen assets. Her broad range of investigative expertise spans forensic accounting, data analysis, asset tracing and recovery, and includes acting as an independent expert for the UNDP in the assessment of investigation strategies in Tunisia, and being a member of the cross sector advisory group, making recommendations and assisting in the development of the counter fraud framework for the UK’s Cabinet Office.
Coincidentally, 22nd May saw the launch of a report authored by Angela Barkhouse and Marc Limon, with assistance from Hugo Hoyland of Kroll, as part one of a wider project being undertaken jointly by Marc Limon of the Universal Rights Group and Angela Barkhouse on ‘Combatting and Preventing Corruption: The Key to Unlocking the Full Enjoyment of Human Rights and the Realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals’. The project has been funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, URG and Kroll, with additional support from the Government of Argentina. The report explores the links between the seriousness of the crime of corruption, and the gravity of its consequences for universal human rights. Whilst States (including those in the United Nations Human Rights Council) are quick to condemn it; there is a significant disconnect between such protestations and actual action to confront corruption and to hold perpetrators to account. The report can be read here: http://www.universal-rights.org/events-detail/launch-of-the-policy-brief-corruption-a-human-rights-impact-assessment/
Kenneth Krys, Executive Chairman and Founder, commented, “Angela is a good complement to our team. She has vast experience in the offshore jurisdictions in which we operate, and with a particular interest and knowledge in the area of corruption, we will be even better placed to assist clients which find themselves victims to fraud, or need assistance with asset recovery.”