Dr. K. Rama Subramaniam
MBA(UK), Ph.D, FCA, FISC, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CFIP, CEH, CHFI, Security+
- Chairman, Valiant-Voora Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics, India
- Director& CEO, Valiant Technologies –India, Sri Lanka and UAE.
Adjunct Professor – Dept. of Criminology, University of Madras.
Global Chair, International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP)
IBM GIO Alumni.
India’s country representative at International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP); serving on their Technical Committee TC-11 dealing with information security& privacy.
Awarded the ISC-Prof S S Srivatsava Prize for Excellence in Social Science Research and Teaching
Information security and GRC consultant, audit and assurance professional, trainer and educator for over two decades. Certified and experienced professional in the areas of creating and implementing full cycle business continuity and disaster recovery plans; secure information security architecture; risk management systems and processes; internal controls systems and processes; anti-money laundering processes and frameworks; security audits and certification of network infrastructure, GRC systems, ERP application controls review, multifactor authentication (including PKI and X.509 compliant certification infrastructure); and assurance processes for SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, PCI-DSS, ISM3, ISSAF, ISO-27001, ISO-22301, BS-25999, ISO-31000 and ISO-15408 compliant information security management systems.
Trained experts in BCP and DRP domains, risk management and information security domains across Gulf nations, India, Far East and Africa and is a consultant to a number of organizations in the commercial, government, armed forces, judiciary and law enforcement segments in these countries.
Currently providing consulting support to a number of organizations in the BFSI, Manufacturing and Telecom sector in the GCC countries, Africa and South Asia in the areas of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management Systems, Enterprise Risk management, Information security, Anti Money Laundering,DLP, Audit and Assurance and compliance with norms of various central banks and global ‘best-practices’ framework, Digital Forensics and fraud investigation.
Served earlier as Global Chair of the Education and Awareness Principles Expert Group of Globally Accepted Information Security Principles (GAISP), based in the United States and is former Global Chair of the Accreditation Process committee of Open Information Systems Security Group (OISSG), based in the UK where he established their certification and accreditation processes. Charter President of the first chapter of ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) in Asia and also Charter President of ISC2’s first Chapter in India. Served on the boards of Dubai, Chennai and Bangalore chapters of ISACA.
Former Managing Director of Thewo Corporate Services based in Lusaka, Zambia; Group Operations Director of Benetone Group of Companies based in Bangkok, Thailand and Commercial Director of Dynaspede Integrated Systems Ltd, based in Mumbai.
Juan Carlos Venegas CFIP, ICPA, CFC, ICFS, IPFM
Accountant, Counter Fraud Specialist and Certified Forensic investigation Professional
Brief summary of career details:
Juan Carlos Venegas is a highly experienced accountant, certified forensic investigation professional, counter- fraud specialist, and the founder of Fiscal Accounts, an accountancy firm specialised in accounting, taxation, fraud prevention, detection and investigations, and forensic accounting. He started his own accountancy firm in 2003 after having worked for different businesses with the distribution and retail industry. He advises organisations from different sectors (retail, railway, manufacturing, multimedia, banking, construction) on financial management, budgeting and strategy implementation, fraud prevention and detection and internal control and has assisted business in fraud investigation cases. He is also a consultant for the Global Bankers Institute.
He is a Finance Trainer for different international organisations and he has delivered training in the UK and abroad (Middle East, Malaysia, Kenya, Peru, Turkey, South Africa). Some of the areas of training are: Forensic Auditing, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Internal Auditing and Internal Controls, Anti-Money Laundering, Budget Preparation and Cost Control, Financial Management, IFRS, Procurement, Project Finance, Project Management, Banking, Risk Management, Cash Management and Treasury.
He has mitigated the businesses’ exposure to the risk of fraud and helped them to grow in performance and achievement by creating the appropriate strategy on acquisition. Some of his clients have presented growth of 50% - 120% over two years period, after following his advice and recommendations.
In 2013 he has become the UK representative of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) and an accredited tuition centre in the UK and Europe. He is also a director of the Internal Control Institute UK and an executive director and the treasurer of the Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists (ICFS) in the UK.
He is the course author of ‘How to become an Expert Witness’, ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ and ‘Fraud and Corruption’, a book on ‘VAT for Small Businesses’ and a Level 4 Diploma in Personal and Business Tax. He is the accounting tutor for Oxford College and the author of courses in Accounting, Economics and Mathematics.
He was a guest speaker at the 11th International Congress on Internal Control, Internal Audit, Fraud and Anti-Corruption Issues in Krakow (Poland) on 27-28 September, 2012.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Taxation, Spain
• Accountancy with the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK
• Master’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation, USA
• Continuous Education in the field of Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Auditing, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Fraud Investigations and Assets Recovery, Banking
• Institute of Certified Practising Accountants, UK
• International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals, USA
• Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, USA
• Chartered Banker Institute, UK
• Project Management Institute, USA
• Institute for Internal Controls, USA
• American College of Forensic Examiners, USA
• Association of Certified Forensic Consultants, USA
• Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists, UK
• National Society of Accountants, USA
• International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, USA
• Institute of Business Appraiser, USA
• Fraud Advisory Panel, FAP, UK
• International Association for Assets Recovery, USA
• National Society of Tax Professionals, USA
• Institute of Certified Management Accountants, USA
• Institute of Professional Financial Managers, UK
• Accounting courses
• ‘How to become an expert witness’ course
• ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ course
• ‘Fraud and Corruption’ course
• Diploma in Personal and Business Tax
• Book on VAT for Small Businesses
Dr. Mannixs E. Paul - PhD, MPA, CFIP.
Dr. Mannixs Paul is the President of Uniworld Corporate Investigations and Security Specialists LLC, USA, and the Chairman of United Compliance and Risk Management Consult Limited, promoter of the Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield, “pragmatic fraud preventive innovation for the continent of Africa.” Dr. Paul is a Management Consultant that is committed to promoting due diligence and implementation of change in organizations, the Continental Director for the IICFIP, North America, and a member of the Global Faculty of IICFIP.
He is a Licensed Private Investigative Practitioner (LPIP), Business Intelligence analyst, Certified Security Guard Instructor\Trainer (Public Safety), Campus School of Business and Technology, University of Phoenix, (Instructor\Facilitator), Notary Public (Certified), Certified Forensic Investigations Professional,(CFIP), and experience in the implementation of compliance rules and regulations, expert in rule-based cultural orientation, anti-fraud, anti-corruption, and organizational behavioral examiner.
Dr. Paul is also a scholar practitioner, a holder of Doctor of Philosophy, Organization, and Management Degree with a concentration in General Business, USA. He is also a graduate of honor in Master of Public Administration with specialty in Law and Management, USA, and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies, USA, and a holder of National Diploma in Law, and he is committed to organizational development for quality improvement.
Dr Paul is goal-oriented and empowered by his firsthand work experiences in various corporate and public agencies, which include U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement), NYS Office of Attorney General (Consumer Fraud Prevention Unit), the City of New York (Fraud and Employee Discipline Investigations), and Financial Industry (Insurance), and Risk Management (Consulting Firms). Other related job experiences include compliance enforcement, internal investigations, fraud investigation, case management, team support for legal proceedings, Academic Journal (Peer Reviewer), and relative newspapers publications in fraud and corruption issues. Dr. Paul is highly self motivated, foresighted, hard working, and dependable and have acquired various trainings include: (FCPA and Anti- Corruption: A Strategic Approach, Compliance, Risk, Regulation & Investigation, and Accounting and Audits – Conducting Internal Investigation, ACFE, USA), Interviewing & Interrogating Training, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Police Basic Training, (NYPD), Basic Course for Peace Officer Training, NYS Division of Municipal Police Training Council, and Excellent Award in Public Administration, Long Island University.
Specialties: Mannixs is well informed and expert in organizational behavioral management, development of human capital, leadership and conflict resolution techniques, public and business administration, human resources management, public policy and regulation, business and administrative law, ethics and social responsibility, risk management and business strategy. Other include ethical cultural orientation techniques, financial accounting, law and management, security management, forensic science, criminology, fact finding ( fraud and general investigations), legal aspect of healthcare management, implementation of organizational strategy and analytical research method, which exposed him to this field of specialty.
Charles (Chuck) Hester, FCFIP CPA, CFF, FCPA, CFE, CFS, CGFM served as the Western District Inspector General and Audit Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) until his retirement in 1995. Chuck is currently an instructor for various organizations, including Graduate School’s Government Audit Training Institute in Washington, DC, and the Pacific Islands Training Institute in Honolulu, HI. Chuck has also taught for the California and Oregon Societies of Certified Public Accountants’ Educational Foundation and for various chapters; the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; various Chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors; the California Association of State Auditors; and the Association of Government Accountants’ Education and Research Foundation. In addition, Chuck has served as a Special Consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau and for various CPA firms, including KPMG and Nuñez & Associates. In addition, Chuck has served as the Team Leader or Team Member for External Peer (Quality Control) Reviews for numerous national, state, and local audit agencies.
Chuck is a member of various professional auditing and accounting organizations and has written several articles that have been published in professional journals. Chuck is Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA. In California, Chuck currently serves as member of the Qualifications Committee for the California Board of Accountancy. Chuck was also appointed to the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, the Contra Costa County’s Emergency Medical Care Committee, and the County’s Transportation Authority Citizen’s Advisory Committee. In the past Chuck has served on the Disciplinary Board of the Oregon State Bar and to the Oregon Boards of Geologists, Engineers, and Land Surveyors.
He is a Fellow Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (FCFIP) with the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional Inc. USA where he also serves as Global Founder Member.
Chuck is the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award from the Graduate School. Chuck has also received numerous other awards including the Jack Birkholz Leadership Award presented by the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and the Education and Training Award presented by the National Association of Government Accountants.