Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng is a managing director with Kroll’s Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in the Shanghai office. With over 15 years’ experience with high-profile multinational companies (MNCs), financial services, management consulting, and investment firms, she has an extensive business network and knowledge in a wide spectrum of industries. She has successfully advised clients on numerous investigative projects in Greater China.

Sarah specializes in due diligence, business intelligence, and fraud investigation cases. She has worked with leading financial institutions, professional firms, and corporates to help clients best manage investment risks, employee risks, intellectual property (IP) protections, and corporate security. Sarah has provided litigation support to multiple law firms and MNCs involved in disputes. She has also facilitated several crisis management cases in local markets. Her experience covers various industries, including among others, energy, industrials, financials, healthcare, real estate, transportation, technology, media, and telecommunications. She is particularly experienced in energy, environment service, and transportation.

Sarah is experienced in both financial investment advisory and corporate risk management. Prior to Kroll, she served as China Research Head at GLG. She had been a Consultant at Value Partners and had facilitated operation and business strategy for Philips Lighting and Veolia Environment.

Professional Experience
  • Due Diligence
    Sarah has managed a large number of investigative due diligence cases to support clients in evaluating investment opportunities or entering into a business relationship. She has executed hundreds of cases in pre-transactional due diligence, vendor conflict check, reputational investigation, and employment background search. In addition, Sarah has also reviewed profiles of many entrepreneurs and fund partners in China on behalf of potential investors. She possesses extensive professional contacts and expert networks to fulfill client needs.
  • Fraud Investigation
    Sarah is experienced in white-collar crime investigation. She has worked with corporate clients, using a combination of skillsets and methodologies such as external covert investigation, computer forensic, interviews, and fieldwork, to uncover complex frauds and advise clients on countermeasures.
  • Business Intelligence
    Sarah has significant experience working with national and multinational clients to provide strategic support on market entry analysis, competitor intelligence, and macro-environment market research.

Education and Certifications
  • M.B.A., China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China
  • Exchange M.B.A., IESE, Barcelona, Spain
  • B.A., Economic Law, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Forensic Investigations and Intelligence

The Kroll Investigations, Diligence and Compliance team are experts in forensic investigations and intelligence, delivering actionable data and insights that help clients worldwide make critical decisions and mitigate risk.