Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) has appointed Kaisa Karvonen and Selma Della Santina to its Zurich team, continuing its investment and expansion within Northern Europe at pace.
Kaisa and Selma join from PwC where they led and delivered complex forensic accounting investigations and compliance reviews. Kaisa will be heading up FRA’s practice in Switzerland helping to establish its pioneering data governance, technology and forensics solutions to the cross-border and cross-sector matters faced by Swiss multinational companies.
Toby Duthie FRA Founding Partner and head of the firm’s European offices, commented, “I am excited to welcome Kaisa and Selma to the FRA team. Over the last three years, we have more than doubled our European footprint, and their joining marks another key growth milestone for the firm. Their combined experience, calibre, and passion will be invaluable for FRA and our clients, reinforcing our position as a global market leader in financial investigation, litigation support, data governance, technology and forensics solutions.”
Upon their joining Kaisa and Selma said, “We are thrilled to build FRA´s presence in Switzerland where the company initially established its roots during the Holocaust Settlements process over 20 years ago. The Swiss market is established and sophisticated in the area of forensic investigations, with many leading law firms and corporations. We chose to join FRA because the company embodies the Swiss values of quality, effectiveness, trust and sense of responsibility. These values are at the core of FRA´s partnership and reflected throughout our truly global team. We are looking forward to working with our team of passionate, open-minded and highly experienced colleagues.”
Kaisa has nearly 20 years of experience in assisting clients in both private and public sectors with cross-border regulatory and internal investigations, commercial disputes and claims, as well as fraud prevention, detection and related compliance program remediation. Kaisa has in-depth and hands-on experience in structuring and delivering complex, large scale and multi-jurisdictional forensic accounting investigations and compliance reviews across many different sectors.
Selma as over 13 years of experience in forensic accounting, financial due diligence and auditing. She specialises in responding to regulatory enforcement requests in the financial services industry. Selma has extensive experience in leading large international teams in investigating financial crime infractions as well as banking tax transparency issues in both private and global banks.
Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) helps clients identify, analyze, and mitigate the risks associated with international regulatory compliance obligations, litigation, internal and external multi-jurisdictional investigations. As a global market leader for complex investigations with extensive cross-sector and cross-border experience, our globally integrated teams provide sophisticated forensic accounting, data governance and analytics, and digital forensics expertise to clients in more than 75 countries across both developed economies and emerging markets. Unlike traditional accounting firms, FRA operates purely in the forensic space and generally has no conflicts, allowing us to provide comprehensive and trusted results for clients, regulators, courts, and enforcement agencies.