Kroll Experts

Kevin Braine

MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD OF EMEA, COMPLIANCE RISK AND DILIGENCE

EMEA

Kroll
Kroll Associates UK
Nexus Place, 25 Farringdon Street
London, EC4A 4AB

Kevin Braine is Managing Director and Head of Kroll’s Compliance Risk and Diligence practice in EMEA for Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the London office. Kevin has extensive experience assisting clients in areas such as pre-transaction due diligence, hostile M&A support activities, third party agent screening, and market and competitor intelligence gathering. He has managed numerous outsourced anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs for a wide range of financial and corporate clients.

Since 2002, Kevin has held key positions in top firms assisting clients with business intelligence and regulatory due diligence. His most recent roles include Director, Business Intelligence Services, at a Big Four consulting firm in London and Director of Corporate Investigations for Western Europe for a global risk management company. Prior to that, Kevin worked at a specialist risk management firm, where he was responsible for setting up the company’s Paris office and driving new business development in France.

Professional Experience

  • Advised a wide range of FTSE 100 clients on pre-transaction integrity due diligence and post-event crisis management and investigation
  • Created an FCPA relevant third party agent screening program for a major French corporate client
  • Provided M&A advisory services to a client involved in the largest European hostile transaction that year and contributed to its successful outcome
  • Managed the vetting of several hundred distributors and commercial agents for an oil major rolling out a new anti-corruption program
  • Investigated a number of distributors based in Latin and Central America for a global cosmetics company and uncovered a kickback and parallel market scheme
  • Advised a major retailer on a UK Bribery Act and FCPA screening program of its existing and potential franchise holders in a number of emerging markets
  • Delivered UK Bribery Act training to the senior management team of a medical equipment manufacturing company

Education and Certifications

  • M.A., Joint Honours, International Relations and German, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Marlborough College, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Expertise

  • Due Diligence
  • Third Party and Vendor Screening
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Business Intelligence
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, and Anti-Bribery Compliance
  • Corporate Transaction Due Diligence
  • M&A Advisory Services

Awards & Recognition

  • Platinum Award for Exemplary Service to Compliance and Regulation 2014, The Compliance Register
  • Global Leader in Consulting 2017, Consulting Magazine

Publications

  • “A Framework for Protecting Corporate Reputation in Compliance Programs”, August 2017, Kroll
  • “Slavery, never abolished”, September 2016, Money Laundering Bulletin
  • “The State of ABC Risks Globally”, April 2016, Corporate Compliance Insights
  • “Pure flow – keeping the supply chain clean”, March 2016, Fraud Intelligence

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