Cem Ozturk is managing director and head of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice of Kroll, based in the Sydney office.
Cem provides global investigative support to clients in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. He has long provided Kroll’s Japanese and American clients with strategic insight around challenging Asia Pacific risk issues and is experienced in the delivery of detailed intelligence assessments, investigative due diligence, fraud and corruption investigations, market entry support and global asset searches.
Originally from the U.S., Cem has over 15 years of experience across Asia Pacific. This includes eight years in Asia for Kroll, working on regional and global cases involving Asia, North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America. He is now responsible for operational and business growth across Oceania, including Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and the Pacific Islands.
Prior to joining Kroll, Cem worked in six Asia Pacific economies, including India, Thailand, Japan and Korea. In addition to journalism and nonprofit work, he has produced publications for Japanese, Australian and international media focusing on Asian trade and investment.
- Business Intelligence
Cem has directed bespoke intelligence projects across Asia Pacific. In addition to due diligence work, he provides nuanced, fieldwork-driven research on fraud and reputational issues, as well as on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related issues. He has considerable experience providing pre- and post-transactional due diligence support to clients in developed markets, as well as research into IP theft, conflicts of interest and other issues.
- Litigation Support
Cem has provided investigative research and asset tracing support to a wide range of Western and Japanese clients involved in litigation and disputes. This includes asset-tracing, interviews, process evaluation and other fact-finding research.
Cem has considerable experience working on fraud and corruption issues, including complex fraud matters and issues pertaining to employee wrongdoing, IP theft, misappropriation, and other matters.
Education and Certifications
- M.S., International Political Economy, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University
- B.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
- English – Native
- Japanese – Conversational