Rachel Layburn is an expert in forensic investigations and regulatory compliance matters and brings over 20 years of experience in China and Singapore. At FTI Consulting, Rachel focuses on complex, multi-disciplinary investigations and advises on compliance programme-related services, including for domestic organisations in China and Singapore.
Rachel has extensive experience of working in various geographic locations in Asia and North America, advising numerous organisations with issues relating to global anti-corruption laws, antitrust laws, securities laws, accounting and book-keeping standards, business ethics requirements and other internal control rules. The services she led have included conducting internal investigations, responding to local regulatory authorities’ inquiries and inspections, reporting to U.S. government regulatory authorities, engaging with independent monitors and devising and implementing compliance programmes.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Rachel was with WPP Group, the world’s largest advertising communications group, as Group Head of Compliance where she drove all compliance initiatives and oversaw strategies and deliveries across the Asia Pacific region. She was also a Partner & Head of Investigations Services at KPMG China, leading the forensic practice in Beijing. Rachel was the first native Mandarin speaking forensic partner at a “Big 4” China practice.
Rachel holds an M.B.A. degree from York University, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She is a regular speaker at conferences and is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
MBA, Schulich Business School, York University
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