2014

IPSA International Reflects on its Dubai Office's First Year of Operation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

IPSA International, Inc. (IPSA), an international consulting and risk advisory firm, has reached the first anniversary of its Dubai, UAE office. In its opening year in Dubai, IPSA hired key staff, including Managing Director Waleed Magazachi, with plans to expand further in terms of employees and services offered to support IPSA's corporate mission to provide a more transparent, safe and responsible business environment for clients globally.  

Mr. Waleed Magazachi is responsible for the firm's growth in Investigative Due Diligence, Anti-Bribery/Corruption and Litigation Support Practices in the Middle East, Africa and recently in the South-Asia regions, while providing strategic direction and leadership as IPSA expands its global presence and service offerings.  Prior to joining IPSA, Mr. Magazachi owned and operated his own business that specialized in providing due diligence and investigative services.  He is an Arabic speaker and has worked and lived in the Middle East for most of his life. With more than 10 years of experience in due diligence and investigations, global market research, business development and company management skills, Mr. Magazachi has the right combination of skills and experience to lead IPSA's global expansion in the region.

In the past year, IPSA's presence has proven successful in better serving clients' requests for enquiries and investigations in the region, having a client-facing office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to provide for specific geographic needs and challenges. Recently, a Fortune 500 company secured IPSA's services with confidence in the firm's investigative research, accessibility, regional knowledge and language capabilities for a large-scale project in the Middle East area that was conducted across three countries with in-person interviews and document review.

Executive Vice President International Operations Kim Marsh comments, "The past year in Dubai has been very effective in working with our clients and we are eager to expand our services further in the area. The next year will provide an opportunity to work on solidifying our presence in the region - we are looking forward to this challenge and we are confident that IPSA will soon be a recognized industry leader in the Middle East, Africa and beyond."

Expansion of the office's services is already in place, with the addition of personnel furthering IPSA's capabilities in this growing and challenging region. Managing Director for Dubai, UAE Waleed Magazachi adds, "It has been an exciting first year for us and we look forward to continuing to expand the team as well as client base across the region in the year ahead."

About IPSA International, Inc. 

IPSA International, Inc. has a 20-year history of successfully completing complex multi-jurisdictional engagements in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, investigative due diligence, and litigation support. Assignments include large-scale internal investigations, regulatory driven remediation and compliance reviews for Fortune 100 corporations, banking and financial institutions, and law firms. Our senior investigators and advisors deliver timely, accurate and defensible intelligence that supports our clients in making better informed decisions, ensuring compliance and mitigating risk.  IPSA International has offices in the US, UK, Canada and UAE, resources in over 75 countries and research capabilities in 20 languages. 

SOURCE IPSA International, Inc.



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