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Jimmy Ko is a senior associate at Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA). He has over six 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; andinternal investigations.At FRA, Jimmy managed an eight-month internal investigation of a Fortune 500 engineering company. He led a five-member team through on-site reviews in multiple locations in China and worked closely with senior executives including, the 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 on-site reviews in the United States, 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 its fraud investigation and dispute services practice, where he specialised in financial sector engagements. Having worked on multiple AML-related projects covering high-profile individuals, Jimmy also managed a comprehensive five-year historical review of wire transactions of a Korean bank for potential OFAC violations, where he helped craft and implement search methodologies to bank’s business. Jimmy holds an MBA (distinction) from INSEAD and is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner and a certified management accountant, for which 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.
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