A Certified Fraud Examiner, Aakash has led a range of investigations in matters of fraud, asset recovery, litigation and arbitration support across South East Asia, Europe, Africa and Russia.
Key projects in which he has been involved include helping a consortium of 36 international banks trace and recover $1.2 billion; identifying and evidencing workers’ rights abuses in Bangladesh to support a leading US garment retailer; stakeholder-mapping in Bulgaria relating to the fraudulent misappropriation of $4 billion from a local bank; and tracing and recovery of offshore assets held by Greek debtors in a non-performing loan portfolio. He also has experience supporting enforcement actions against sovereigns including an East African state as part of a US$ 120 million recovery.
Prior to joining Raedas, Aakash set up and led the corporate intelligence practice of Alvarez & Marsal in Mumbai and London. His earlier career included roles with Control Risks in Mumbai and at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Political Affairs Division in London.
Aakash speaks fluent Hindi and Bengali and is conversant in Russian. He holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, an M.A. in History from the University of Mumbai and a B.A. (Honours) in History from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He has published several papers with Gateway House, a foreign policy think tank, and with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.