Robert Youill | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Robert Youill

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +852 3768 4558
  • F: +852 3012 9664
    • Level 22, The Center
    • 99 Queen's Road Central
    • Central
    • Hong Kong
    • T: +852 3768 4500
    • F: +852 3012 9664

Robert Youill is a Senior Managing Director in the Global Risk and Investigations practice of FTI Consulting and he is co-based in China and Hong Kong. Mr. Youill specialises in conducting complex investigative assignments involving brand integrity, fraud or corruption, business intelligence and due diligence investigations, asset searching, and other risk consulting services.

Mr. Youill is a highly qualified and experienced risk expert with over 30 years of senior-level experience in investigations and risk consulting, and has extensive expertise in corporate strategies for the protection of intellectual property (IP) and brands, integration of IP and brand protection within enterprise risk management, effective protection against counterfeiting, and corporate security and asset protection.

Prior to FTI Consulting, from 1998 to 2008, Mr. Youill was the Regional Anti-Piracy Enforcement Director for the International Federation of Phonographic Industries, where he combated IP theft and counterfeiting and brand theft in the Asia Pacific region. He was responsible for the neutralisation of many multi-jurisdictional criminal-counterfeiting syndicates and undertook numerous risk assessment projects for the major global music labels.

From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Youill was General Manager of Hong Kong for a global security and business intelligence company. He was responsible for designing and implementing a wide variety of risk solutions for multinational clients including, IP-related investigations, brand protection programmes, due diligence, and fraud investigation and asset protection solutions.

From 1974 to 1997, Mr. Youill served in the Royal Hong Kong Police as a senior detective, specialising in the investigation of organised crime syndicates, earning him numerous awards and commendations for his work. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Mr. Youill earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Keele in England in 1977 and received a diploma in business administration from Wolsey Hall College, Oxford in 1993. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”), a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”), a Certified Protection Professional (“CPP”) with the American Society for Industrial Security, as well as a Graduate of the International Institute for Industrial Security. In addition to his native English, he speaks Cantonese.

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