Bill Sims is a Managing Director for Stroz Friedberg’s Hong Kong office. With over 27 years of investigative experience, he is responsible for leading the investigations and business intelligence operations of Stroz Friedberg in Asia Pacific, working with clients globally on both preventative and reactive matters.
Mr. Sims has significant experience in conducting complex cross-jurisdictional investigations including fraud, FCPA, crisis mitigation, asset tracing and internal investigations, as well as the conduct of sophisticated business intelligence and ‘off-balance sheet’ pre-transactional due diligence assignments in Asia and globally (including pre-IPO and M&A). He has worked extensively with colleagues in the data forensics, e-discovery and financial investigations fields in order to provide superior outcomes on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Sims supports a wide variety of law firms, multi-national corporations, financial institutions and government clients and has provided court evidence to successfully pursue the objectives of his clients.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Sims held a leadership position with a global consulting firm in Hong Kong for over 8 years. Before joining the private sector, he served for 17 years with the British Government. During his time as a crown servant, he was involved in a large number of sensitive investigations including counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism issues. Mr. Sims has a wide-network of contacts and relationships and has spent the majority of his career working and living in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. During his last government appointment as a diplomat serving at the British Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, he was an accredited Election Observer in the March 2005 Zimbabwean Parliamentary Elections.
He has been widely quoted in the international media and is frequently sought to comment on regional investigation, compliance and other issues. He has also written many thought leadership pieces in relation to investigations and compliance issues.
Mr. Sims has a Master’s Degree from the University of London in Organisational Behaviour, focused on employee psychology in the work-place. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and History, also from the University of London and is a fully Certified Fraud Examiner, accredited with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.