Courtenay Smith

Position: Director, forensic services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East

Biography: Courtenay Smith leads the UK-based PwC’s corporate intelligence services in the Mena and southeast Asia regions. His practice advises on integrity due diligence, forensic and compliance checks on transactions in line with the US’ Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act, strategic risk assessments and asset tracing in disputes.

Smith’s industry specialisations include finance, energy, telecoms, aerospace and high-tech manufacturing. He joined PwC in 2013. Since 2009, Smith has advised local and multinational firms working in the Mena region, with particular emphasis on their operations and reputation management during the recent political changes in North Africa.

He worked for the Australian government from 1997 to 2009, focusing on political and security issues across the Middle East. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Monash University in Australia.

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