Armando Cruz

Associate Director

Mexico City

Armando Cruz is an Associate Director for the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence (CFI) team based in Mexico City. Armando provides financial investigations and compliance support for countries across the region, with a particular expertise on fraud, anti-corruption (FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery Act) investigations and compliance in Latin America.

  • Americas
  • Anti-fraud & Financial Crime
  • Cross Border Investigations
  • Internal Investigations Advisory


Armando Cruz is an Associate Director for the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence (CFI) team based in Mexico City. Armando provides financial investigations and compliance support for countries across the region, with a particular expertise on fraud, anti-corruption (FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery Act) investigations and compliance in Latin America.


Armando’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Providing investigative support for a leading manufacturing company with fraud activity suspected in their scrap handling and management process. The investigation included conducting interviews, forensic technology procedures and accounting transactional testing.
  • Managing a technology-driven investigation focused on identifying communications that supported improper accounting records for a major airline company. This investigation involved forensic image acquisition, and analysis and review of communications.
  • Conducting an investigation into potential bribery and corruption allegations by a multinational logistics company in Mexico and Central America. The project includes preservation of electronic financial and email information; interviews, and accounting transactions review.

Before joining Control Risks, Armando was a Director in the forensic investigations group of a Big 4 accounting and auditing firm, where he led cross-border anti-corruption investigations; fraud allegations (whistleblower); anticorruption pre and post due diligence; and dispute resolutions. Armando lived in the US for nearly ten years and worked in a variety of internal audit positions for large multinational corporations, he also held controllership and financial auditor roles. Armando’s industry experience includes organizations in the pharmaceutical, infrastructure, aerospace, mining and manufacturing sectors.

Armando has a BA in accounting, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). He is also a member of the Institute of Mexican Certified Public Accountants (IMCP) and is currently completing his Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation. Armando is a Mexican national fluent in Spanish and English, with a working command of Portuguese.

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