Cagdas Cataltas

Director

London

Cagdas heads the business intelligence practice of Control Risks’ Western Europe team. He led hundreds of investigative due diligence, complex problem solving, strategic business intelligence, litigation support, pre-employment screening, fraud investigation and anti-bribery and corruption training tasks. Cagdas’s team serves clients based in Western Europe or looking to invest or operate in the region.

  • Europe
  • Due Diligence
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Market Entry Consulting


Cagdas heads the business intelligence practice of Control Risks’ Western Europe team. He led hundreds of investigative due diligence, complex problem solving, strategic business intelligence, litigation support, pre-employment screening, fraud investigation and anti-bribery and corruption training tasks. Cagdas’s team serves clients based in Western Europe or looking to invest or operate in the region.


Recent cases with which he has been involved include: 
  • Analysis of the decision making strategy and influential advisors as part of a power mapping exercise of a family-owned Finnish company
  • Investigation into a high-net-worth individual’s business in Iceland, in order to understand its financial structure and its role in the banking crisis 
  • Due diligence investigations into Turkish companies in sectors such as construction, energy, textile and agriculture, in jurisdictions including Turkey, Cyprus, Germany, Libya, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iraq 


Cagdas is a regular speaker at risk, investment, and compliance events, most recently in the UK, Turkey and Singapore. His articles have appeared in national and international media outlets, including Forbes. 

Before joining Control Risks in 2010, Cagdas was a consultant at London-based management consultancy Flying Buttress Partners. In this role he led the Turkish aspect of a Europe-wide mergers and acquisitions project in which the firm advised an international crop protection company. 

Cagdas holds a master of science degree in European political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Bilkent University in Ankara. He also completed courses as an Erasmus student at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and took part in University of South Carolina’s international master of business administration programme as a guest student. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional. 

Cagdas speaks Turkish and has an understanding of German and the Turkic languages. 

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