LONDON/NEW YORK – 20 November 2019 – K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services firm, today announced that Sabrine Hassen has joined the firm as an Associate Managing Director in its Investigations and Disputes practice, resident in London. Ms. Hassen has nearly two decades of experience helping businesses, international organizations, and governments to identify and respond to allegations or instances of fraud, corruption, bribery, counter-terrorism financing, money laundering, and other acts of wrongdoing and misconduct in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She will report to Darren Matthews, Executive Managing Director and regional head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
“We are pleased to welcome Sabrine to the K2 Intelligence team,” said Darren Matthews, Executive Managing Director and regional head of EMEA. “Her experience in the Middle East and North Africa will add unparalleled expertise to our veteran investigations team in EMEA, and offer additional services and opportunities to serve our clients.”
Ms. Hassen has led and played a key role in several global investigations, including an investigation involving more than 1,000 service providers across 140 countries with an estimated $1.4 billion in potential fraudulent charges against the Libyan government. Additionally, Ms. Hassen served on the Independent External Examiner (IEE) team of the Libyan National Transitional Council’s (NTC) Temporary Financing Mechanism (TFM). In that role, she assessed payments, scrutinized financial records, evaluated controls, and interviewed stakeholders to assure funds from foreign donors and unfrozen Libyan assets were used as intended.
Ms. Hassen joins K2 Intelligence from PwC, where she served as senior manager in the forensic services practice. Prior to her tenure at PwC, she was a senior director in Kroll International’s London office, where she worked mainly on self-due diligences and asset tracing for international law firms representing individuals and institutions from the Arabian Peninsula, and assisted several Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds with litigation support.