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Jose R. Hernandez, Ph.D.   [Download VCard]
Senior Advisor

José R. Hernandez is the CEO of FGI Europe AG, a Zurich-based, independent international risk management company. He is a former Pricewaterhouse-Coopers partner, bringing expertise in forensic accounting, corporate governance and SEC compliance matters. Since 2001, he has been living in Europe and has focused on assisting Audit Committees, CFOs and Chief Compliance Officers to address issues relating to accounting fraud and corruption (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) in response to a United States or European regulatory inquiry. These matters include internal investigations; remediation of financial statements and related disclosure; and, assisting companies in presenting their remedial actions to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.

Dr. Hernandez holds degrees as a Bachelor of Mathematics and Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo (Canada), as well as designations as a Canadian Chartered Accountant, United States Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Most recently, he completed his PhD in Economics and Business Administration at the VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands). His dissertation is titled "Principles, Processes, and Practices of Fraud Prevention." He is a faculty at VU University.