Kroll, a consultancy specialising in risk mitigation, compliance and security, has promoted five executives based in various parts of the globe to the position of managing director.
One of the appointees, Nick Doyle, heads the London-based security risk management unit for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Kroll said in a statement.
Doyle joined Kroll in 2008 after a long career in the British army and police, which included a job as the security manager of a $500m oil exploration project in Iraq.
The other four appointments were for positions in the investigations and disputes practice.
Peter Glanville, who is at the helm of the Hong Kong desk, is a member of Kroll’s Greater China financial investigations team, and in this capacity specialises in matters including the assessment and remediation of sanctions issues, bribery and corruption probes, financial or accounting irregularities, contract audits and internal control reviews.
He worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu before joining Kroll in 2013.
Naoko Murasaki heads the Tokyo office. Before joining Kroll in 2010, she had served at the National Police Agency for more than a decade and was involved in white-collar crime investigations and counter-intelligence work.
She also spent time at the Japanese Foreign Ministry, where, as one of her assignments, she was seconded to Pyongyang in October 2002 as a researcher into abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.
Kunio Sakaide heads the Japan desk in Singapore, which primarily focuses on Japanese firms doing business in Asia Pacific.
He has worked “in diverse industries”, having had assignments ranging “from due diligence, to highly sensitive political cases, to complex fraud investigations”, Kroll said in its statement.
Before joining Kroll, Sakaide provided security consulting services, including VIP protection, at international conferences and World Cup Soccer events in 2002, investigated credit card fraud for American Express Japan, and worked as a cyber terrorism researcher at Business Executives for National Security in Washington, D.C.
Alessandro (Alex) Volcic heads the Moscow office and the team for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. He also shares responsibility for clienteles in Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries.
Volcic joined Kroll in 2004 and since then has worked throughout EMEA on “numerous due diligence assignments, internal fraud investigations, multi-jurisdictional asset tracing exercises and regulatory investigations”, the statement said.
He is fluent in English, Russian, German, Italian and French, and has done on-the-ground assignments in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Austria, Germany, other European countries and the Middle East.
In 2011 he left Kroll for one year to work in BP’s fraud and misconduct investigations team with a focus on the Caspian.
Before joining Kroll, he had worked in a public affairs consultancy, conducting research and lobbying European politicians.
The five appointments took effect on January 1.