panel of experts
Tan Sri Dato' Haji (Dr.) Ambrin Bin Buang
CHAIRMAN & DIRECTOR
Tan Sri Dato' Haji (Dr.) Ambrin Bin Buang, the Chairman and Director of Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd, has earned name as one of the most illustrious civil servants of Malaysia. He was appointed as the Auditor General of Malaysia in 2006 and is well known for his efforts in transforming and restructuring the government's auditing system and reinforcing its financial management systems. It would not be an exaggeration to mention that his audit reports have helped to enhance the accountability and integrity in the Malaysian public sector. He will ever remain a source of inspiration for the accountants of all ages.
Now, upon his retirement, he has joined the Board of Alliance IFA. Prior to his appointment as the Auditor General of Malaysia, he has held several key positions in Malaysian Government; namely, Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Deputy Director, Small Scale Industries Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Minister for Economic Affairs in Malaysian Mission in Tokyo and many more distinguished positions.He is the longest servering Auditor General of Malaysia.
FCA, MIA, DIFA, CFE
CHIEF CONSULTANT, FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT
Mr. Prabhat Kumar is the Executive Director and Senior Consultant, having over 25 years of experience in audit, forensic accounting and financial reporting analysis. For the past 10 years, he has focused his practice in financial information analysis and forensic accounting for the purpose of detection of fraud and to provide litigation support services. He has been instrumental in instituting a sound and effective internal financial control system for various entities including multi-nationals which has turned their financial administration from a fraud-prone system to one which meets desired standards of accountability and credibility with enhanced overall governance.
His extensive experience of investigation has engaged him with clients at Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Cambodia, Brunei and India in sectors such as construction, car manufacturing, computer hardware, palm oil plantation, mill and refinery, aluminum die casting, textile and garment manufacturing, insurance, health care industries, furniture and private partnership contracts. He is also co-author for number of books and publications and has been frequently invited as a speaker for national and international forums, conferences and seminars.
PG Dip. IT, Certified Disk Duplication & Computer Forensics Specialist, USA
CONSULTANT COMPUTER FORENSIC DIVISION
Mr. Samir Datt's educational background is primarily technical in nature. He has an Engineering Degree from the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, India. He underwent additional training in Computers during 1998 at the Tata Management Centre, Jamshedpur, India. He is a Certified Disk Duplication and Computer Forensics Specialist from USA and has also undergone training on Computer Forensic Investigations at the National Centre of Forensic Sciences Florida, USA.
He possesses vast experience to work with various law enforcement agencies in India and South-East Asia including agencies involved with intelligence and national securities. He is also hands on in building and implementing securities system, deploying high end software solutions and in developing custom built software.
Chak Kong Keong
CA(M), FTII, CPA (AUS), CFP
Mr. Chak graduated from Murdoch University (Western Australia) with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1989 and possesses years of combined experience in virtually every area of finance, accounting and business. He has been practicing auditing since 1990 and is also serving as a Partner of Hashim Mohamed & Co.
His expertise includes finance and accounting, legal/contract negotiations, e-business, e-commerce, strategic marketing, new product development and organizational development. He has helped to resolve a number of business disputes by analyzing complex business issues. As a Certified Financial Planner Insurance Expert, Mr. Chak has resolved a number of disputes concerning insurance claim through forensic analysis and in depth checking. He is a member of CTIM (Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia), Perak branch, and a member of the Working Committee of CPA Australia (Perak branch) and has served in the committee for MIA (Malaysia Institute of Accountants), Perak Branch between 1998 and 2008.
CCNA, CSPFA, CCSA, SCSA, ITILv2, ITILv3, ITILv3-OSA, KT, CHFI, GCIH
Mr. Akash holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Malaya as well as a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology of Malaysia. In the past, he has worked in industries such as Banking and Finance, Insurance, IT industry, Energy, Healthcare, Automotive, Medical and Gambling.
Mr. Akash has also been involved in enormous Digital Forensic Investigation work using all types of Open Source tools and commercial forensic tools. Mr.Akash is currently handling Digital Forensic Identification and Preservation, Collection, Examination and Analysis of digital evidence for digital media such as hard drive and external thumb drives, including mobile phones. He has appeared in the court as an Expert Witness for various cases involving computer forensic analysis.
ACA, B.Com, ACMA-Inter
MANAGER FORENSIC INVESTIGATION
Mr. Bhavesh Lalwani, Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant Inter, possess hands on experience in extracting and analyzing data which are seized by computer forensic experts. He has also developed data mining expertise and is a certified IDEA software technician. These additional quality of analyzing financial data has proven to be highly beneficial during number of investigations.
MANAGER FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
Mr. Prakash Chetwani is a qualified Chartered Accountant, has number of years of experience in financial analysis and fraud investigation. He is skilful and his main area of expertise is analysing the financial statements to detect the anomalies and to correlate with his seniors and fellow team members during the process of investigation. He is also hands on in damage quantification and litigation support services.