Stephen Millington
Managing Director
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18+ years experience in accounting and financial investigations
10 years experience in the Middle East
Worked on fraud and corruption and sanctions investigations
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Stephen Millington is a Managing Director and head of Alvarez & Marsal’s Middle East practice. He brings more than 17 years of experience, including more than 14 years specializing in financial investigations and disputes.

Mr. Millington has worked on investigations and anti-money laundering / know your customer (AML / KYC) issues in the Middle East, U.K., Europe and the U.S. He has worked with clients across a range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, petrochemicals, logistics and government.

He has been based in the Middle East since 2007 conducting financial and regulatory investigations. His work often involves gathering and analysing financial and other information from internal and public sources across a wide variety of jurisdictions to uncover evidence in relation to suspected fraud or corruption or to identify assets for recovery.

Mr. Millington is working with banks in the region to conduct look-back reviews of their financial transactions to assess whether or not their AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (CTF) systems have been properly implemented to mitigate the risks of money laundering. He has also worked with banks to assist them in implementing controls to ensure AML processes comply with international best practices.

Previously, Mr. Millington assisted the Afghan government in conducting an investigation into the causes of the collapse of its largest retail bank which resulted in losses of over U.S. $1 billion and worked with the receivership to recover these funds.

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Millington was the Middle East head of financial investigations at Kroll, a specialist corporate investigations company, based in Dubai where he conducted confidential investigations for lawyers, public and private sector clients and governments.

Before Kroll, Mr. Millington worked with Forensic Accounting LLP, a niche forensic practice in London, where his work included providing expert accounting evidence in relation to business valuations and quantum of damages, as well as managing teams working on investigations such as those in relation to Split Capital Investment Trusts.

Mr. Millington earned a bachelor’s degree in international accounting and finance from the University of Brighton. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Spofforths LLP and specialised in forensic accounting immediately after qualification. Mr. Millington is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, is an Irish national and is fluent in Spanish.​