Finance Monthly - August 2022

Finance Monthly. Bank i ng & F i nanc i a l Se r v i ce s 41 ABOUT ESA RISK ESA Risk is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic risk management and business consulting practices in the UK. Although the brand was born in 2020, its roots go back to the 1930s as an international corporate investigation business. ESA Risk is a strong collective of expert consultants who specialise in managing business risks, protecting and enhancing clients’ profitability and providing solutions when organisations need specialist assistance. The firm’s services are designed to help people and businesses manage risk, excel and grow. ESA Risk builds strategic partnerships and adds value to businesses worldwide. Its service offering includes corporate investigations, people and asset tracing, digital forensics, cyber security, enhanced due diligence and business consulting. ESA Risk W: E: T: +44 (0)20 7971 7267 ABOUT MIKE WRIGHT As a Consultant at ESA Risk, Mike Wright only does one of nine things for his clients - he specialises in the identification, protection and recovery of people, information and assets. In general terms, this is defined as corporate security, investigations & risk management. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients in leading law firms, financial institutions, and companies on operational and strategic affairs spanning more than 25 countries. He’s been a Partner in two of the largest independent international insolvency & restructuring companies which are headquartered in the UK. Mike is a member of the World Association of Detectives, Association of British Investigators, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Fraud Advisory Panel, and the International Compliance Association. He is currently a UK Ambassador for the World Association of Detectives and a past board member of the Association of British Investigators. He has presented at international events and seminars on corporate fraud investigations. Mike was the youngest winner of the Association of British Investigators Zena Scott Archer –Investigator of the Year Award. In 2017, he was placed second on Refinitiv’s list of the UK’s top 30 influencers in risk, compliance and regtech and has been recognised by Reuters as one of the top 5 global influencers in Cyber Security. Before moving into corporate investigations and risk management, Mike served with the British Army where he served in the Far East providing support for the governments in illegal immigration and internal security, and also served in Europe including the antiterrorism specialist electronics including in the research and development unit.

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