Violet Ho is senior managing director and head of the Greater China Business Intelligence and Investigations practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps. With over 19 years of professional experience in investigations, and an in-depth understanding of China’s business environment, Violet has successfully advised on numerous highly complex investigative projects in China and beyond.
Violet has led a wide range of risk consulting projects across Greater China, ranging from fraud prevention to investigating instances of white collar crime and distribution scams. She also manages investigative due diligence inquiries and assignments regarding business controls, intellectual property protection, employee risks, corporate security and crisis management.
Violet is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s leading anti-fraud educator and association for anti-fraud professionals. She has published a number of articles on the topic of managing business risks in China and is frequently quoted by international and Chinese media on related issues.
- Investigative Due Intelligence
Violet has managed and executed hundreds of large-scale investigative due diligence assignments for international financial institutions and multinational corporations. Her experience covers a wide range of industries, such as real estate, energy, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and distribution. She has accumulated an extensive network of professional contacts and has been able to effectively leverage on such resources to perform discreet reputation inquiries in emerging markets.
- Internal Fraud
Violet assisted a multinational electronics manufacturer uncover complex frauds systematically committed by its former country manager throughout his six-year tenure. The quantified financial damage totaled US$15 million. Work performed by the Kroll team enabled the client to activate its existing fidelity insurance policy and provided the client with strong evidence to support its litigation efforts.
- Employee and Vendor Integrity Programs
Violet has designed and implemented comprehensive employee and vendor integrity programs for a number of Fortune 500 clients.
- Market Entry Study
Violet assisted a publicly listed UK company with a comprehensive market entry study, competitor analysis and regulatory environment research before it entered China.
Education and Certifications
- B.A., Business Management; B.A., Cultural Anthropology, Inner Mongolia University
- Diploma, Business Management, Peking University
- Certified Fraud Examiner
Affiliations and Memberships
- American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing
- Beijing Capital Club
- International Professional Women’s Association, China Chapter
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- English – Fluent
- Chinese – Fluent