Upcoming Events

FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN ORGANIZATIONS – WHAT IS IT AND HOW FCPA APPLIES?

Tuesday Oct 5, 2021 – 5 PM TO 6 PM EST

Presenter: Ariel Ramirez (in Spanish)

Quito, Ecuador

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Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

21 and 22 of October 2021

XXXVII, Mexico Annual National Conference

Forensic Investigation Concepts for Internal Auditors

Ariel Ramirez, Presenter (in Spanish)

Mexico City, Mexico

https://www.encuentronacional.com.mx/portal/

Past Events

When the Investigator Leading the Inquest Becomes the Victim

September 29, 2021 – 5 pm to 7 pm EST

A conversation on internal control, corporate governance and lessons learned from the Nissan investigation fallout. Learn more about the investigation at Bloomberg and The Washington Post.

Host: University of Maryland’s, Department of Accounting and Information Assurance

Speaker: Ravinder Passi, Esq., Former Chief Legal Officer and Global General Counsel, Nissan Motor Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Moderator: Prof. Ariel Ramirez, CFE, CIA

College Park, Maryland

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PRESENTATION

Fraud – don’t give it a chance
September 28, 2021 – 1 PM to 3 PM EST, University of Maryland
Presenter: Prof. Ariel Ramírez to the Special Projects Division (in Spanish)

College Park, Maryland

SER UN CEO O MORIR EN EL INTENTO (BEING A CEO OR TO DIE TRYING)

THURSDAY JUNE 24, 4 PM BOGOTÁ TIME
The webinar was in Spanish only.

Quito, Ecuador

RKA Worldwide Group LLC ‘s Board member and Senior Firm Advisor, Prof Edwin Fernando Chávez Zavala CEO of Svetlanross Consulting Cia. Ltda. and retired CEO at Siemens Chile, Siemens Peru, Siemens Bolivia, and Siemens Ecuador, shares his 30 years of leadership work experience, 15 at the helm as CEO of various subsidiaries of Siemens AG, one of the largest companies in the world.

What is Fraud: forensic investigation basics and a deep dive on past fraud and global corruption cases

JUNE 15, 2021
Presenting at Rutgers Business School of Rutgers University

Prof. Gerard (Rod) Brennan, Ph.D CFE – Moderator

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, MBA, CFE, CIA – Presenter

Newark, New Jersey

Forensic Accounting Panel Discussion for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

November 5, 2020 University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, Department of Accounting and Information Assurance and UMD’s Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation & Crime

Speakers:
Bruce Dubinsky, CPA, CFE – Managing Director, Duff & Phelps (expert witness for the U.S. Government in the Bernie Madoff criminal trial)

Michael Smigocki, CPA – Senior Advisor to RKA and Managing Partner, Federal Strategies Group (author of the forensic accounting thriller novel “With Intent to Deceive”)

Moderator:
Professor Ariel Ramirez, CIA, CFE – Robert H. Smith School of Business & Global Head, Investigations – RKA Worldwide Group LLC

College Park, Maryland

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A Look at How Next Level Investigation Teams Operate in LATAM
– September 30 2020

From navigating the evolving legal complexities and increasing regulatory scrutiny to legal engineers who arm their legal teams with tech enabled capabilities.

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Moderator

VIrtual

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Virtual RKA Teaching Series: RISKS IN LATAM CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
– August 26 2020

Project Engineer; Law Enforcement; Defense Counsel; and Forensic Accounting Investigator.

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Moderator

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FreitasLeites Advogados Seminar
– February 2019

The Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation – investigator/forensic accountant, computer forensic examiner, law enforcement and defense counsel views

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Presenter (in Portuguese)

São Paulo, Brazil

ACFE Brazil Chapter
– August 2017

Anatomy of an Investigation in Brazil and Compliance Seminar

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Moderator (In Portuguese)

São Paulo, Brazil

CAMS Puerto Rico Chapter
– March 2017

What’s Fraud: investigation basics

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, presenter (in Spanish)

San Juan, Puerto Rico

IIA Northern Virginia
– June 2016

Fraud and Investigation Basics at Fraud Boot Camp

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, presenter

McLean, Virginia

Fraud and Corruption in LATAM Series
– May 2016

Full Panel on Anti-Corruption Topics

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, moderator (in Spanish)

Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina

ACFE Asia-Pacific Conference
– November 2014

Hong Kong

MIS World-Audit Conference
– September 2014

  • Performing Anti-Bribery Audits, Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Presenter
  • Fraud Risk Assessment, Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Presenter

Boston, MA

Siemens Global Audit
– 2008 to 2013

Teaching Internal Forensic Audit and Investigation Courses and Other Fraud Examination Topics

Prof. Ariel Ramirez, lead instructor

Worldwide

Rutgers University – July 2008 to July 2018

What is Fraud and What is an Investigation

Prof. Rod Brennan and Prof. Ariel Ramirez, presenters

Newark, NJ

ESE Business School – December 2012

What is Fraud and What is an Investigation?

Prof. Edwin Chavez and Prof. Ariel Ramirez, presenters (in Spanish)

Santiago, Chile

IIA Annual Conference – May 2009

Fraud Risk Assessment in International Organizations

Prof. Alan Siegfried and Prof. Ariel Ramirez, Presenters

Johannesburg, South Africa

IIA Annual Conference – July 2008

Integrating Anti-Fraud Activities into Internal Audit Plans

Prof. Rod Brennan, Prof. Alan Siegfried and Prof. Ariel Ramirez, presenters

Washington, DC

While RKA Worldwide Group LLC (USA) and RKA Worldwide do Brasil Consultoria and companies in formation, RKA Worldwide de Colombia SAS, RKA Worldwide de Argentina SA, and RKA Worldwide Security and Protection LLC, may employ, associate and/or contract with attorneys and CPAs, we are not public accounting firms nor law firms nor are we registered as such.