Ameer Khanbhai

Ameer Khanbhai is an associate managing director in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in Dubai. Ameer leverages more than 15 years of experience in forensic investigations, contentious insolvency and restructuring, assisting lenders, financial institutions and key stakeholders with white-collar crime, disputes, distress debt and recoveries.

Prior to joining Kroll, Ameer served as a senior manager at Borelli Walsh, focusing on contentious cross-border disputes in EMEA, sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean jurisdictions. Before that, Ameer served as manager at Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) in London, focusing on contentious insolvency matters in the UK.

Ameer’s notable engagements include: (i) conducting a forensic review and fund flow analysis of portfolio companies in the UAE to identify indicators of misfeasance, misappropriation of assets and fraudulent transactions; (ii) undertaking s.166 skilled persons review of financial institutions in the UK; (iii) conducting credit analysis and forensic review of a large non-performing loan book for a European financial institution; (iv) investigating a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia; (v) managing a fraud risk diagnostic and procurement fraud investigation in the automotive sector on behalf of a sole distributor in the GCC; (v) investigating a multi-million dollar conspiracy to defraud case in the natural resources sector in South Africa; and (vi) managing the liquidation of an unregulated collective investment scheme in the UK.

Ameer has experience relating to a wide range of industries, including banking, retail, construction, real estate investments, investment funds, oil and gas, IT and soft commodities. He has experience of working in EMEA as well as in offshore jurisdictions. In addition, he has gained vast experience in the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe.

Ameer holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in economics and geography from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is also a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, and he is Joint Insolvency Examination Board qualified.

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