Mr. Kalpesh has worked with clients across a range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, media & entertainment, insurance, financial services and real estate.
Most recently at A&M, Mr. Kalpesh assisted a Fortune 500 global life science industry company in investigating product diversion, fictitious/inflated contract labour costs, fraudulent product training claims made by HCPs (Health Care Practitioner) and credit note claims by distributors. He has also conducted distributor audits to identify if higher margins were made by distributors to enrich themselves and/or to provide kickbacks to HCPs.
Mr. Kalpesh has advised clients on conducting internal investigations involving unethical conduct, conflict of interest situations, white-collar crimes, embezzlement of funds, financial statement fraud, misuse of corporate assets, unjust enrichment given to select owners/shareholders, awarding contracts at inflated rates to parties with close proximity to management and improper payments through usage of third parties. Many of these compliances, due diligences and investigations required use of data analytics, computer forensics and / or e-discovery tools to effectively analyze large volumes of data and emails/documents.
Previously, Mr. Kalpesh was involved in investigations relating to major corporate fraud investigations in India and on anti-bribery related engagements in Asia. He has led engagements in anti-bribery and corruption consulting including FCPA investigations, pre-acquisition and post-acquisition due diligence, compliance assessments and end-to-end implementation of anti-corruption programs and controls. He has also conducted compliance training programs for a number of companies in India and the U.S.
Mr. Kalpesh has also assisted clients with respect to the Commonwealth Games scam. Many of these engagements have involved conducting investigations in response to corruption-related whistleblower allegations, interviewing whistleblower, developing and implementing strategy to protect evidence, formulating anti-corruption policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments of business partners and third-party intermediaries and monitoring frameworks and / or analyzing high-risk areas and transactions.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kalpesh spent over 8 years at a big 4 accounting firm and played an instrumental role in establishing their forensic and dispute services practice in India. He has also worked in the U.S. for 18 months in the firm’s forensic and dispute practice.
Mr. Kalpesh earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the University of Mumbai. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and passed the examination of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS). An Indian national, Mr. Kalpesh is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.