Knowing What Works: ACFE Asia-Pacific Conference Heads to Singapore


Mandy Moody, CFE
ACFE Social Media Specialist

Almost half of the executives interviewed in Ernst & Young’s latest Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report said that their companies’ policies do not work. As stated in The Law Society’s Gazette in the article, “Fraud and corruption rife in Asia-Pacific,” 19 percent reported an increase in bribery and corruption, and 27 percent said managers take short cuts to meet targets. These numbers aren’t surprising, as I usually say, but they are loud reminders that companies must continue to implement what does work and look for ways to improve existing policies.

Fraud fighters from all over the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Singapore, Nov. 20-22 at the 2013 ACFE Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference to address these statistics, the latest trends and the ways top professionals are combating fraud.

Here are just a few of the keynotes that will be reporting on what does work for companies in the region:

Nagesh Pinge, Chief Internal Auditor, Tata Motors, India

In a career spanning 29 years, Pinge has worked with many organizations of repute such as ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries Ltd, Deutsche Bank of Germany and JSW Group. Pinge's major tenure has been with ICICI Bank for 14 years where he managed a team of 100+ internal auditors located worldwide.

John Geurts, Executive General Manager, Group Security & Group Property, Commonwealth Bank, Australia

Geurts has more than 13 years’ experience as a global security leader in the banking sector, combined with 19 years in law enforcement with the Australian Federal Police. In his current role at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Geurts leads Group Security in investigations, fraud control, financial crime and anti-money laundering shared services.

Jeffrey Robinson, Author, Lecturer and Journalist, U.S./UK

Robinson is the bestselling author of 27 books, and a popular speaker on the international after-dinner circuit. His money laundering tour de force, The Laundrymen (1993), was a headline-maker in 14 countries, establishing him as a recognized expert on organized crime, fraud and money laundering.

D. Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA, VP and Program Director, ACFE, U.S.

Dorris is an advisory member of the ACFE Board of Regents. As an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, La., Dorris created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Read more about the Conference at, and register by Oct. 21 to get the early registration discount!