WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointment of Jean-Michel Ferat as Senior Managing Director. His capabilities in forensic accounting and fraud detection will enable him to strengthen both of the firm's Investigations & Accounting Advisory group, and its Litigation & Disputes group. Mr. Ferat will be based in the firm's Washington, DC office.
Mr. Jean-Michel Ferat joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director with more than 18 years of experience in large-scale fraud and corruption cases across more than 20 countries, including the investigations into the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq, Holocaust-era bank accounts held in Switzerland, and market manipulation on the Karachi stock exchange in Pakistan. As an expert in forensic data mining and the analysis of complex data sets, Mr. Ferat led a data analytics team to identify and mitigate fraud in the claims settlement program of the BP Deepwater Horizon litigation. Mr. Ferat was most recently with The Claro Group.
"As we continue to expand our global Investigations & Accounting Advisory group, Ankura strives to diversify its team with professionals who have worked in all corners of the world," said Martin Wilczynski, Senior Managing Director of Ankura. "Jean-Michel brings a wealth of global experience to Ankura, and a unique perspective that will provide value to our clients."
About Ankura Consulting Group
Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm. Its deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges clients face enables its team to provide impactful, senior-level counsel. As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura's relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. The firm empowers its industry experts to provide a high-touch, unique approach for its clients in critical times. Ankura's offering includes a wide range of compliance, corporate investigation, data analytics, disputes/litigation support, expert witness, economic and financial analysis, forensic accounting, geopolitical advisory, mass dispute resolution, risk advisory and management, transaction advisory, trust services, turnaround and restructuring, valuation, visual communications and business advisory services. For more information: www.ankuraconsultinggroup.com.
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