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Jimmy Ko

Jimmy Ko

jko@forensicrisk.com

Jimmy Ko is a senior associate at FRA. He has over five years’ experience representing global clients in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud, bribery and sanctions investigations and reviews. His main experience includes: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations; monitorship and compliance reviews; internal control testing; fraud risk assessments; and internal investigations. At FRA, Jimmy managed an eight-month internal investigation of a Fortune 500 engineering company. He led a five-member team through onsite reviews in multiple locations in China and worked closely with senior executives including client head of investigation. As part of the monitorship team of a top-five oil and gas service company, Jimmy assessed the adequacy of its compliance programme through onsite reviews in the US, China, India, Malaysia and Colombia, and the company overhauled its third-party due diligence and manual payment process as a result. Moreover, Jimmy assisted a global manufacturing company in the development of a global ABC compliance programme and related training materials for compliance officers in over 60 countries. Prior to joining FRA, Jimmy worked at Ernst & Young in their fraud investigation and dispute services practice, where he specialised in financial sector engagements. Jimmy holds an MBA (distinction) from INSEAD, and is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner and a certified management accountant, where he was awarded a certificate of distinguished performance (top 1 per cent of candidates). He also holds a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Jimmy is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, and is based in FRA’s Washington, DC office.