Sudhir Gulab Gidwani born on 3 November 1961 in Kobe, JAPAN is an Indian living in Hong Kong
Campion High School, Bombay Passed Indian Certificate of Secondary Education in December 1976.
Obtained a Diploma in Public Speaking from the Indo-American Society in June 1977. In June 1978 passed the Government Commercial Diploma examination in First Class and secured fourth rank in the state of Maharashtra.
Awarded the Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the Bombay University in May 1982 and was placed in First Class.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in July 1984.
Admitted as an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India in July 1984 and as a Fellow member of the Institute in February 1990.
Certified Fraud Examiner
Admitted as a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, Texas, USA
Gained experience in taxation, company law matters, accounts and audit of banks and private sector industries during the three years of articles in Bombay, India.
Worked with Ernst & Whinney, Certified Public Accountants, in Hong Kong (presently known as Ernst & Young) in their insolvency, audit and investigation departments during the period 1984 to 1986.
Since September 1986, I have been employed by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), a law enforcement agency in Hong Kong and have been primarily posted to the Financial Investigation Section. I currently hold the rank of Chief Investigator in the Operations Department.
My job responsibilities include:
Investigation of complex corruption related commercial frauds
Analysis and interpretation of financial data
Giving opinions and expert evidence in the Courts of Hong Kong
Fund and asset tracing
Interviewing suspects and witnesses in the finance sector
Assisting investigators in the search and seizure of accounting documents
Delivering lectures on Accounts, Documentary Credit, Commercial frauds, Money laundering and Asset tracing in the Operations Department Training School.
Conducted in Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Manila, London, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany and Vanuatu
Commendation received from the Director of Operations, ICAC in March 1991 for
professional ability, energy, determination and devotion of duty of a very high order
during the course of a complex fraud investigation resulting in the conviction of a Director and Manager of a Deposit taking Company.
Certificate of Appreciation received from the Director of United States Secret Service in May 1995, in recognition of superior contributions to the law enforcement responsibilities.
Commendation received from the Directorate of ICAC in September 1995 for professionalism and dedication to duty in a joint operation with the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Royal Hong Kong Police leading to the conviction of two persons involved in counterfeiting US currency.
Commendation received from the Directorate of ICAC in April 1997 for outstanding professional ability, determination, and meticulous attention to detail in the production and preparation of accounting evidence in the investigation of a complex corruption related bank fraud involving HK$ 127 million in which the Chairman of a public listed company was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment.
Assistant Director’s Commendation received in March 1999 for outstanding professional ability, determination and devotion to duty of a very high order leading to the conviction and imprisonment of one person in New Zealand for an offence of wilfully attempting to pervert the course of justice in New Zealand and elsewhere.
Attended the 1993 Oxford Conference on International and White Collar Crime, organised by the Commercial Crime Unit, Commonwealth, Secretariat, London.
Attended in June - July 1999 a specialised course on Complex Financial Investigations conducted by the International Law Enforcement Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
Attended in October 2003 the Asia Pacific Group Typologies Workshop on Money Laundering in Vancouver, Canada
Attended in November 2004 the Asset Forfeiture and Financial Investigations Seminar conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Attended in July 2007 the Annual conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Orlando, USA
Attended in April – May 2009 a specialised course on Advanced Financial Investigative Techniques conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, USA.
Qualified Cricket Umpire and member of the Association of Cricket Officials, English Cricket Board