Executive Director, Netrika
Colonel Sanganagouda Dhawalgi(Retd), is an Executive Director at Netrika Consulting India Pvt Ltd since 02 April 2018. He was also an Executive Director in the Forensic Services practice of PwC, India till 30 June 2017, post which he continued as an Advisor at PwC till 18 Jan 2018. He has been with PwC since October 2012. He was heading Forensic practice in South India for PwC to include Bangalore, Hyderabad & Chennai. He is a winner of President’s Gold Medal from the Officers Training Academy for being first in order of merit and best officer commissioned from his batch. He is a professional intelligencer from the corps of Military Intelligence of the Indian Army with around 26 years of relevant experience both in the Corporate and Government. On leaving the Indian Army as a Colonel, he joined Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Service Division at Bangalore. Prior to joining PwC, he has been the head of Corporate investigation at Fidelity Business Service India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore for four years plus. In addition to all these, he is the President of local chapter of Association of Certified Fraud examiners. He is an Author a book called “Deceit Detection & Interrogation. He is a professional speaker on Forensic subjects at various forums. He has been recently appointed as an Advisor to the Global Body of ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). He is currently busy writing a book on “Guide to Investigative Interviewing”.
Selected Areas of Expertise
He has vast experience in these areas in the Corporate Sector and the Government organizations. He is an SME in investigative interviewing techniques, KYC & AML and Procurement frauds, MI, Forensic work in E-commerce Industry, etc. A summary of his experience and expertise is illustrated below:
•Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC) Training/Investigations-He is an expert in FCPA, UK Bribery Act & PCA (Prevention of Corruption Act). He has worked on number of engagements in this field both proactive & reactive investigations. He has also conducted training in this domain for several companies.
•Working with Regulators & PSU Banks- He is the single point of contact for all engagements with, RBI, DFS and other PSU banks. He has conducted several engagements with these entities.
•Employee Frauds – He has conducted several investigations concerning employee frauds covering wide spectrum of fraud scenarios which led to subsequent terminations of employees.
•Procurement Fraud – He has conducted several investigations in procurement space which has led to detection of conflict of interest and subsequent terminations of employees. The fraud spectrum covered collusion among employees/third parties/vendors-employees’ collusion. He has been specially trained in the US in this domain.
•Investigations –He is an SME in this space and has led number of independent investigations in almost all domains
•Mystery Shopping -He is an SME in Mystery Shopping. He has helped couple of banks & E-commerce industry in carrying out mystery shopping to gauge their control weaknesses in various processes especially in KYC & AML space. Recently he also conducted mystery shopping on demonetization as well. He leads this product for PwC Forensic.
•Investigative Interviewing – He is an SME in investigative interviewing techniques. He has conducted several investigative interrogations/interviews both in the corporate and the Government.
•Market Intelligence (MI) – Being an Intelligencer himself, he has hands on expertise in design and execution of MI tasks. He has been able to sell this product as a complimentary one with most investigations.
•Third Party /Counter Party Due Diligence & Integrity Due Diligence- He is an expert in this domain and has executed many projects
•E-Commerce- He has been working with the e-commerce Industry for the past 5.5 years. During his association with this industry, he has done work in risk management, compliance, and investigations concerning vendors/third parties and internal employees in areas.
•ABC (Anti bribery & Corruption)-Help set up the compliance framework including training on Anti-Bribery and corruption. Assisted Trust and Safety division in carrying out: (a) online mystery shopping (b) online research (c) site visits to vendors
•Up-gradation of Finger Printing Labs for Karnataka Police- He has recently led a team for up-gradation of Finger printing lab for Karnataka Police. This engagement involved, mapping of deficiencies in current system, finding out latest available technologies and service providers in this domain, designing the RFP, calling for quotations and finalization, project management.
•Training – He was the training in-charge for Forensic practice in previous company. Has been a faculty member for two years at the Military Intelligence School in India where he has vast experience in training officers of the Government Services – Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Para Military Forces, Armed Forces & the Police Organizations in Fraud Investigations, Code of Conduct, Interviewing Techniques, etc. He is acknowledged trainer in the investigation industry.
•AML & KYC – He has led a team of professionals for review of KYC & AML policies and procedures, investigation into AML & KYC violations, sanction screening, file testing, alert testing and suggested remediation plan. He has also designed and conducted ethical surveys and training on KYC and AML. He has led engagements for couple of MNC & Public sector banks concerning KYC & AML review. He has also been an invitee to industry events as a speaker being a subject matter expert on KYC & AML.
•Certified Fraud Examiner (Austin, US)
•President of ACFE, Bangalore chapter
•Appointed as Advisor to Global body of ACFE
•ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
•Trained in US in Procurement Frauds,
•Investigative Interviewing techniques by Reid & Associates, CIA, FBI, ACFE and MI