- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 202 312 9177
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- 555 12th Street, NW
- Suite 700
- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
- T: +1 202 312 9100
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- B.Sc., ACGI, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, University of London
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)
John Gilkes is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Gilkes is in the Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Mr. Gilkes has extensive experience in asset tracing and recovery, as well as in the management and conduct of investigations involving wire transfer fraud, bribery and extortion. Mr. Gilkes has provided subject-matter experience in fraud detection, prevention and deterrence, and participated in the development of new processes, tools and training to enhance the consideration of fraud.
Mr. Gilkes co-led an ongoing effort at the Audit & Assurance Services National Office of Deloitte & Touche LLP to enhance audit quality throughout Deloitte & Touche LLP. Specifically, Mr. Gilkes provided subject matter experience in the areas of fraud detection, prevention, and deterrence and participated in the development of new processes, tools, and training designed to enhance the consideration of fraud throughout the audit process. In 2009, Mr. Gilkes joined the expert group of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) initiative to consult on matters relating to asset tracing and recovery. StAR was launched in September 2007 by the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as a collaborative arrangement to promote the ratification, domestication and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) which in turn provides the legal framework for international collaboration in asset recovery of proceeds of corruption.
Mr. Gilkes trained with Deloitte in the United Kingdom in London where he specialized in auditing clients in the securities and investment banking fields. He has given testimony in the U.S. Federal court in matters relating to complex financial transactions.
Mr. Gilkes holds a degree from Imperial College, University of London: Mechanical Engineering B.Sc. (Eng), ACGI. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Posse Foundation, a Guest Lecturer in Forensic Accounting and a Board Member for the Accounting Advisory Council at Howard University School of Business.