Wayne Malgas


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Wayne is the partner heading the Johannesburg office of Control Risks and joined the company in 2014. He has more than 25 years’ of risk advisory and investigative experience having worked for the South African government as well as private companies. Wayne’s areas of specialization are multilateral diplomacy, criminal investigations, financial investigations, and anti-bribery and corruption reviews. 

He has conducted major (US) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations on behalf of multinational US and European clients as well as compliance and integrity reviews in various countries in Africa including Angola; Kenya; Nigeria; South Africa; Mozambique; Botswana; Namibia; Zimbabwe.

Wayne was previously a Chief Investigating Officer at the Directorate of Special Operations (DSO), a specialized law enforcement agency in South Africa that was mandated to investigate serious economic offences and transnational organized crime. He also served as the head of investigations for the Asset Forfeiture Unit where he was responsible for overseeing financial investigations and asset tracing. After leaving the DSO he joined the foreign service of South Africa and served as a senior diplomat in the United Nations Security Council and dealt with sanctions measures. 

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