Panel of Experts

“Depth of analysis requires depth of experience”
Prabhat Kumar

Director and Chief Investigating Officer

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. Currently Mr Prabhat is the founding chairperson of the Malaysian Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Ajay Kumar Agarwal

Head of UK Operations, ADP Alliance Ltd.

Ajay is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Ajay has more than 15 years of experience in professional and Financial services in India and UK such as Barclays Capital, Royal Bank of Canada, Lloyds Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and BNP Paribas. He has also completed his Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) from UK.

Ajay has more than 15 years of experience in fraud risk analysis and management of financial and fund accounting, financial & statutory reporting, audits, project financing, and forensic due diligence and feasibility analysis. He is also experienced in complex accounting within Investment banking, such as Barclays Capital, Royal Bank of Canada, Lloyds Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas. Ajay was the immediate Past Chairman of the UK Chapter of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for a period of 10 years.
Chak Kong Keong

Associate Consultant

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.
 Prakash Chetwani

Head - Forensic Investigations 

Mr. Prakash Chetwani is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and holds a bachelor’s degree from Gujarat University (India).

He has more than 10 years of post-qualification experience in the area of investigative and forensic accounting, damage quantification, forensic due diligence, and litigation support in various industries such as plantation, manufacturing, finance, legal, real-estate, information technology and digital transformation audit. During 2017, Mr. Prakash gained his membership of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), USA.

Experienced in solutions such as fraud investigations, damage quantifications, forensic due diligence, Anti-money laundering review, fraud risk assessment and litigation support, Mr. Prakash leads the forensic team at Alliance IFA. Currently, he is the Treasurer of the Malaysia Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Akash Rosen

Head - Digital Forensics & Cybercrime

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.
KL Nadhan

Head – IT Infrastructure & Application Development
M.Sc, PMP, SAP – S4 HANA, AGILE Scrum Master, ITIL v3

KL Nadhan has 16+ years of extensive experience in application development of ABAP/4 along with various modules in SAP. He has exposure of working in varied technologies such as Single ERP, SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Activate Methodology or Non-SAP technologies.

He is well-versed with most of the areas within the IT framework and delivered numerous projects and has hands on experience as a delivery manager and has accomplished IT Help Desk system support with 95% accuracy without any escalations.
Bhavesh Lalwani

Manager Forensic Accounting

Mr. Bhavesh Lalwani, Chartered Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, CPA (Aus) and Cost & Management Accountant, 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 technician of IDEA software. These additional quality of analyzing financial data has proven to be highly beneficial during number of investigations.
Priyanka Goyal

Head - India Operations 
FCA, ACCA (UK), B. Com

Priyanka Goyal is the Head of Alliance IFA’s operations in India. She is a fellow Chartered Accountant and ACCA from UK with five years of experience in the area of Forensic Investigation, Fraud Risk Management, Risk Based Audit, SOX Compliance, Statutory Audit, Internal Financial Control Compliances - Standard of Operating Procedure and Risk Control Matrix.

Priyanka has designed comprehensive risk management solutions and processes for various organizations within India. She has a good understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards, Indian Accounting Standards, Companies Act 2013, Indirect Tax Laws and Direct tax laws.


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