LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll, announced today that Simon A. Scales has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director based in London. Mr. Scales will lead the London and Geneva-based business investigations and intelligence teams, reporting to Darren Matthews Executive Managing Director and head of the London office and the Investigations and Disputes practice for EMEA.
Mr. Scales is a highly experienced international investigative and security specialist who has managed corporate investigations involving fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, employee misconduct, reputational risk and compliance. He specializes in cross-border matters, and has worked extensively in emerging markets including China, India, South America and the CIS (former Soviet Republics). Mr. Scales joins from BP (London, UK) where as their Head of Investigations (EMEA) within Business Integrity, he led investigations into violations of BP's Code of Conduct, and laws and regulation, including the UK Bribery Act, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Proceeds of Crime Act.
"Simon is a recognized leader in global investigations and compliance matters. He brings an exceptional depth of experience having successfully managed investigations and assignments around the world, from the UK and Europe to a number of emerging markets. His expertise, negotiating and collaborating across geographies, is extremely important as we continue to grow our global footprint," said Darren Matthews, London office head and head of the Investigations and Disputes practice for EMEA.
"K2 Intelligence's presence in London, and throughout EMEA, continues to grow as our clients are facing a time of significant global disruption. Simon's expertise as a world-class investigator, enhances our ability to meet our client's needs wherever they arise," said Robert Brenner, Chief Operating Officer for K2 Intelligence.
Prior to his position at BP, Mr. Scales served as Director of Global Investigations for TNT NV (Amsterdam, NL) where he was responsible for the management of global investigations into bribery, corruption, money laundering and TNT group risk, directing teams in over 120 countries. He also had global responsibility for the oversight and direction of investigations into anti-bribery and corruption (ABC), Anti-money laundering (AML), fraud, compliance, reputational risk and governance matters.
Earlier in his career he served as a Detective for the Metropolitan Police / Surrey Police where he led investigations of major, complex crimes, including the planning and execution of sensitive overt and covert operations.
Mr. Scales has vast public speaking credentials, is a visiting lecturer to the University of Portsmouth (Institute of Criminal Justice Studies), and has had numerous articles published in leading journals and international media.
He is a graduate of the University of Nottingham Trent Business School, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also an alumnus of the Institute of Professional Investigators, a member of the Society of Forensic Interviewers and a founding member of the Corporate Investigation Council.
About K2 Intelligence
K2 Intelligence is an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded in 2009 by Jeremy M. Kroll and Jules B. Kroll, who is credited with originating the modern corporate investigations industry. Redefining 21st-century corporate intelligence, the firm combines subject-matter expertise with cutting-edge technology, bringing to bear the industry's best multidisciplinary teams to solve our clients' most difficult problems.
With offices in New York, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Geneva and Los Angeles, K2 Intelligence advises governments, companies, boards and individuals in business areas including: Investigations & Disputes; Regulatory Compliance; Cyber Defense; Construction and Real Estate; Strategic Risk and Security; Private Client Services.
In 2015, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a leading international insurance organization and the market leader in the underwriting of cyber insurance, endorsed the work of K2 Intelligence by acquiring a minority stake in the firm.
For more information, visit www.k2intelligence.com.
SOURCE K2 Intelligence