Naresh Sakhrani is a Managing Director in the Financial Crime Compliance practice at FTI Consulting and is based in Hong Kong.
Naresh is a senior financial crime compliance professional with 20 years’ combined experience in establishing and managing anti-money laundering (AML) & fraud investigations programs and practices, leading pre-transaction due diligence and legal forensic assignments, and as a solicitor focusing on corporate and regulatory law. For the last ten years, Naresh has been based in Hong Kong covering the Asia Pacific region and prior to this, he was based in London, covering Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Naresh was the Global Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Governance & Oversight Head at Citibank, where he was responsible, globally, for ensuring the proper and effective operation of AML investigations processes across the corporate, consumer and private banks. Between 2011 and 2017, Naresh served as the Asia Pacific FIU lead, where he had full program management responsibilities, led numerous high-profile AML investigations, as well as managed regulator, audit and self-initiated program enhancements at the global and regional levels.
Naresh joined Citibank from a global corporate investigations and risk consulting firm, where he was an Associate Managing Director, serving also for a period as APAC Regional Legal Counsel. During this time, he led numerous complex fraud and due diligence investigations across APAC.
Prior to 2008, Naresh was based in London, where he was an offshore Attorney within the corporate and funds team at a leading offshore law firm and earlier a Solicitor within the corporate department at a city law firm, where his practice areas included M&A, company commercial, financial services and legal forensic work.
Naresh holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree with First Class Honours and Master of Laws (LL.M) (Financial Regulation & Compliance) with Distinction. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (solicitor, non-practicing).