Tobias has ten years’ on-the-ground experience in Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia and spent several years providing analytical support in multijurisdictional investigations, asset tracing as well as complex corporate and stakeholder mapping exercises.
Owing to regional exposure through academia, the public sector and business intelligence, he draws on a wide network of contacts in the countries of the former Soviet Union. He is particularly well-versed in the informal politics and the political dynamics of the business environments in Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Recent casework includes cross-border asset tracing of a multinational agriculture holding company on behalf of a Swiss bank, investigations into money-laundering claims against a Central Asian businessman and evidence gathering to support allegations of a politically motivated extradition request.
Before joining Raedas, he spent three years at a London-based consulting firm focusing on macropolitical risk assessments and investigations, including asset tracing, fraud and money-laundering in the hydrocarbon, mining, agriculture and financial services sectors in Russia, the CIS and Central Europe.
Prior to his career in business intelligence, Tobias worked in the governance, conflict monitoring and not-for-profit sectors in Germany, Russia and Central Asia, including for the International Crisis Group in Kyrgyzstan.