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Financial investigations expert Colum Bancroft joins AlixPartners as a managing director in Hong Kong

January 2018

HONG KONG / BEIJING (Jan. 2, 2018)AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced that financial investigations and disputes expert Colum Bancroft has joined the firm’s Investigations, Disputes & Risk practice as a managing director. He will be based in AlixPartners’ Hong Kong office.

Colum has three-decades of experience, most of which have been spent in Asia. He has worked with clients across a range of industries in areas including fraud, corruption, anti-money laundering, data-breach and complex commercial disputes.

Colum joins AlixPartners from Kroll Inc. where he was a managing director and played a key role in establishing its financial investigations practice throughout Asia. Previously, he was head of forensic accounting at JLA Asia Ltd. and a partner at a global accounting firm. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a degree in economics, with first-class honors, from the University of Leeds, England.

Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer at AlixPartners, said, “Given the complexities of the Asia-Pacific market and its growing need for specialist investigation and dispute support, Colum’s extensive experience will be of great value to our clients throughout the region and beyond. We warmly welcome him to our firm.”

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