BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Nick Panes as a vice president in its Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice. Mr. Panes will be based in CRA’s London office.
“We’re pleased to welcome Nick to our London office,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “His investigative and regulatory compliance expertise strengthens the service offerings that CRA’s new Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice provides to our clients.”
Mr. Panes has more than 15 years of experience advising clients globally on political risk and regulatory compliance advisory work. He previously served as a Senior Partner for Control Risks in its London office managing its Global Risk Analysis covering Europe and Africa. Before that, Mr. Panes was based in Mexico where he ran Control Risks’ operations for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and also advised clients on the design of regulatory and anti-corruption compliance systems.
“Our clients are global and so are their requirements,” said Peter Nolan, Vice President and Co-Practice Leader of CRA's Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice. “Nick’s strong background in designing and implementing risk management solutions for clients around the world will accelerate and enhance our team’s growth in Europe.”
Mr. Panes holds an MSc degree in Latin American Politics from the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London and a MA degree in Geography and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and also completed the Investigators Course run by the Centre for Investigative Studies & Crime Reduction at Charles Sturt University. He is fluent in Spanish.
CRA’s global Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice provides integrated, expertise-led solutions designed to assist clients better understand, address and resolve their most complex and critical legal and business challenges.
Our team of multidisciplinary professionals, drawn from government and industry, focuses on helping governments, clients and counsel mitigate and manage legal, reputational, and commercial risk, resolve complex legal and business disputes, and make better and more well-informed decisions by surfacing facts, providing relevant context, and leveraging deep subject matter expertise and analytic tool sets globally.
About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a leading global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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