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Jean-Michel Ferat

Jean-Michel Ferat

Ankura1220 19th Street NWSuite 700WashingtonUSA20036

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Michel Ferat is distinguished by sources for his “fantastic” forensic accounting work relating to fraud investigations, money laundering and corruption matters. 

Biography

Jean-Michel Ferat is a senior managing director at Ankura with over 20 years of experience in the specialised fields of forensic accounting, fraud detection and data analytics. He has applied his skills in a variety of cases involving corruption, kickbacks, collusive bidding rings, money laundering, embezzlement, asset misappropriation, terrorist financing and financial statement fraud. He has led or participated in reactive investigations and proactive compliance engagements, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorships, across the United States and in over 25 countries around the world.  Jean-Michel is also currently engaged as the forensic accounting expert on the audit and finance committee of the board of directors of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  He is based in Washington, DC.

Jean-Michel has led or participated in numerous high-profile and complex projects across the United States and in international locations including Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Djibouti, Guinea, Holland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Michel Ferat is a "deserved inclusion", say sources. He is well versed at handling a plethora of matters concerning corruption and fraud.

Biography

Jean-Michel Ferat is an Ankura senior managing director based in Washington, DC with more than 20 years of forensic accounting, fraud detection, and data analytics experience in global cases of corruption, kickbacks, collusive bidding rings, money laundering, embezzlement, terrorist financing and financial statement fraud.

Jean-Michel is known for his management of forensic accounting and technology aspects of complex investigations that includes US regulatory body monitorships, anti-corruption compliance programme and internal controls reviews for global corporations and Fortune 500 companies, including those in the financial services and oil and gas industry sectors. He has worked on an international fraud investigations for the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency and the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In 2016, Jean-Michel was appointed as the forensic accounting expert on the audit and finance committee of the Global Fund.

His experience in large-scale fraud and corruption cases also includes investigations of the United Nations’ oil for food programme in Iraq, Holocaust-era bank accounts held in Switzerland, and market manipulation on the Karachi stock exchange. In addition, as an expert in forensic data mining and the analysis of complex data sets, he led a data analytics team to identify and mitigate fraud in the BP Deepwater Horizon claims settlement programme.

He leads reactive investigations and proactive compliance engagements, including FCPA monitorships, in both the US and internationally, including the countries of Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Djibouti, Guinea, Holland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

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