Pacific Strategies & Assessments
Pacific Strategies & Assessments (PSA) is a global specialist risk consultancy, delivering critical information to our clients through our three core service lines: Ethics & Compliance, Investigations & Disputes and Advisory Services.
We operate where our clients do business, with regional offices staffed by investigators and responders who have extensive in-region experience gained from professional backgrounds in corporate investigations, government intelligence and law enforcement.
With proven insight on six continents, PSA is a truly global provider of due diligence, investigations and advisory services.
Michael Olver comes to PSA from a well-known global specialist investigations company where he was a Director in the group’s Middle East and North Africa Disputes and Investigations practice. He brings over a decade of experience in complex multijurisdictional corporate investigations and due diligence in Asia, the Near and Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai, Mr. Olver is responsible for overseeing PSA’s group operations.
Mr. Olver has advised numerous multinational companies, regional government entities, banks and high net worth individuals. Over the past decade, he has actively assisted clients in managing and mitigating complex risks across a range of operational environments from Libya during the “Arab Spring” to market entry assistance in more developed markets in Asia. He began his career with IntegraScreen where he built the companies information collection capability in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mr. Olver holds advanced degrees from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Michael speaks Arabic.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, GREATER CHINA
Russell Worth has over 16 years’ experience in risk management and consulting in Asia. He has advised and managed multiple assignments in various jurisdictions. He specializes in conducting complex investigative assignments involving fraud or corruption, business intelligence and due diligence investigations, Pre-IPO investigations, asset searching, and other risk consulting services.
Prior to joining PSA, Russell was a managing director in a US listed Consulting firm based in Hong Kong. His engagements included a multi-jurisdictional fraud centred on the unauthorised use of trademarks; an extensive asset tracing assignment in support of a family dispute involving litigation; multiple pre-transactional business intelligence exercises; and a large fraud and compliance investigation on behalf of a major insurance company.
Russell served with the London Metropolitan Police Force between 1988 and 1998. During his police service, he acquired wide experience in operational police work and criminal legal practices. He has given evidence in court on numerous occasions and developed specialized skills in interviewing, handling of agents and victims of crime. Subsequent to leaving the police service, Russell worked for the Hong Kong International Airport Security Company where he gained experience in using technology to deter and prevent existing threats after the 911 terrorist attacks.
Russell holds a BA from Greenwich University with honors.
PSA is always interested in meeting talented individuals to join our diverse, global workforce. Our typical analyst is a multilingual college graduate with a degree in journalism, political science, law, or business.
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