Kroll Expands Leadership Team in Singapore
August 6, 2018
Reshmi Khurana Named Head of Southeast Asia Operations;
Simon Ashenden Joins as Associate Managing Director for Security Risk Management
Singapore – August6, 2018 – Kroll, a division of Duff and Phelps and global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, announces the expansion of its leadership team in Singapore. Managing Director Reshmi Khurana has been named Head of Southeast Asia. For Khurana, who joined Kroll in 2003 in New York, this marks her return to Singapore, where she worked on wide range of investigative assignments in Southeast Asia before moving in 2011 to head the firm’s South Asia operations from the Mumbai office.
Khurana has more than 17 years of experience conducting complex corruption investigations, litigation support projects and due diligence on the management, operations and business models of organizations. In recent years, she has led client engagements in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Khurana is also a frequent commentator in the media on business, geopolitical and emerging technology developments.
“Clients with interests across the Asia-Pacific region know they can rely on Reshmi for a nuanced, unique understanding of their opportunities and challenges, and more importantly, for well-considered, pragmatic solutions,” said Tadashi Kageyama, Regional Managing Director of Kroll’s Business Intelligence and Investigations practice. “Reshmi has extraordinary depth and breadth of experience.”
“I am excited to be returning to Singapore and to help clients manage the risks that come with the dynamic growth and transformation that many economies in the region are experiencing,” said Khurana. “Given the many complex interrelationships among companies throughout India and Southeast Asia, I see exciting opportunities to work together with the team on our clients’ cross-jurisdictional opportunities and challenges. We also look forward to teaming with our Duff & Phelps colleagues to assist clients with a wide range of services, particularly those that involve inbound and outbound investments in the region.”
Khurana advises a wide range of clients, including law firms, asset management companies and banks, and corporations in the mining, oil and gas, consumer packaged goods, retail, and pharmaceutical industries. Her experience includes helping clients identify and bridge gaps in internal controls and corporate governance through people, processes and technology. She has experience leading multidimensional and international teams which include financial investigators, computer forensic analysts, political risk experts and field investigators, allowing investigations to be conducted in an in-depth and seamless manner.
Earlier, Kroll has also announced the appointment of Simon Ashenden who has recently joined the Singapore office as an Associate Managing Director in the firm’s Security Risk Management practice. Ashenden is a highly accomplished security professional, with 25 years’ experience in this field across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
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