Partner and Co-Head, Forensic Services
KPMG in India
Biography: Maneesha is a Partner and co-heads the Forensic Services practice in KPMG in India. She has over 22 years of strong due diligence, finance and accounting experience with KPMG in India, American Express and Agilent Technologies. She has managed global account relationships, multi-cultural and dimensional teams and built client relationships at executive level. She has been engaged in mitigating risks around credit portfolio, collaboration with and influencing clients for optimising business results.
Maneesha specialises in background screening, corporate intelligence, third party risk management, counterparty due diligence on supply chain and providing strategic risk mitigation solutions across a broad spectrum of fraud and ethic related issues and events. She has been a key architect of set-up and success of Verifications Services in KPMG in India. She has helped clients across IT/ ITeS, consumer markets, telecom, retail and financial services in risk assessment and delivering combined risk solutions based on gathering of data and intelligence, including sanction screenings, deep research, and operationalising the deliverables in line with compliance and regulatory mandates. She has also led engagements on KYC related to customer onboarding, anti-money laundering and rolling reviews. Her prior experience includes over six years with American Express in financial control.
In her last role with Agilent technologies, she headed the Credit and Collections region for Americas and Canada, and provided onsite leadership for Europe and Asia Pac teams, in credit portfolio management to mitigate imminent risk and controlling bad debts.
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Intelligence, Background Screening, Due diligence and mitigation of fraud and Ethics issues.