Former SECP Assistant Director Joins CRI Group as Head of Investigations

Global anti-fraud firm taps Pakistani compliance and capital market expert Aamir Yaqoob

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (25 March 2015)—Corporate Research and Investigations (CRI) Group announced today that compliance and capital market expert Aamir Yaqoob of Rawalpindi, Pakistan has joined the global anti-fraud firm as Head of Investigations.

Previously, Yaqoob served as the Assistant Director, Securities Market Division for the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), where he conducted financial investigations and analyses, and scrutinised financial records, statutory submissions and daily trading activity in the capital market. He also ensured compliance of corporate/capital market laws and corporate governance measures by management of companies and capital market stakeholders.

Yaqoob also served as the SECP’s Management Executive, Enforcement Department, from 2009-2012. Prior to that, in 2008, Yaqoob worked for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in their operations division.

With offices in eight continents, CRI Group is a global supplier of risk management, forensic accounting, due diligence and background screening services. Company CEO Zafar I. Anjum, CFE, said that CRI Group said that Yaqoob will bring a high level and expertise to help serve CRI Group’s clients all over the globe.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Yaqoob, and we feel that our clients will benefit immediately from his vast knowledge of fraud and compliance issues,” Anjum said. “As our head of investigations, Mr. Yaqoob will be able to assist our clients by thoroughly uncovering and analysing threats to their business, while also helping them protect their investments by preventing and detecting fraud.”

About CRI Group

CRI Group is a global supplier of risk management, forensic accounting, due diligence and background screening services for some of the world’s leading business organizations. A licensed and incorporated entity of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), CRI Group safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with them. For more information, visit CRIGroup.com.