December 26, 2017 As 2017 will be closing its chapter in few days, and 2018 has many fraud and corruption scandals looming on the horizon, I contemplate the corporate of developing countries and the actual role of the board of directors in preventing and deterring corruption, money laundering, and financing terrorism. While my views in […]
About Mike Masoud
Mike J. MASOUD, CPA, CACM, CFE, MBA Senior Director The Middle East and Africa Mike J. Masoud is an internationally known expert in the anti-corruption field and leads The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) business and initiatives in the Middle East and Africa. He is a senior instructor and researcher for The AACI in the fields of internal control, governance, and corruption prevention methodologies. Mr. Masoud is the co-founder and managing director of BZ Consulting International, an advisory and training firm specializing in internal control, anti-fraud and corruption, corruption risk management and fraud and corruption examination. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of corruption investigation, auditing, and anti-corruption advisory and based in the firm’s headquarter in Tempe, AZ, USA. He has extensive experience with an international auditing firm and has consulted worldwide, helping corporations investigate allegations of corruption, and served as a litigation consultant working with attorneys representing shareholders in complex court cases involving serious allegations of corporate fraud, improper financial reporting, and economic crimes. Advising too many public, private, and non-profit organizations in the Middle East and Africa, Mr. Masoud brings financial expertise, a strong understanding of strategy and risk, and detailed regional and international insights into anti-corruption ethics and compliance. As he is a frequent speaker at anti-corruption related conferences in the Middle East and Africa, his core research and advisory is directly related to internal control, corruption prevention, corporate governance, and mechanisms of decision making. He graduated from Pittsburg State University, KS-USA in December 2000 with distinction holding MBA and majoring in accounting. He passed the CPA exam in California in May 2001 with distinguished scores. Besides, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM). He is a member of the following American professional institutions: 1- American Institute of CPAs 2- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 3- The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) Mr. Masoud serves as a member of the ACFE Advisory Council, a member of The AACI technical advisory committee, and a member of The AACI academic initiatives committee. Mr. Masoud served as an adjunct professor at several universities. He leads The AACI educational initiatives in the Middle East and Africa. ###
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