As Executive Managing Director and head of Stroz Friedberg’s international region, Michael Boag oversees the firm’s offices in London, Zurich, Hong Kong and Dubai, and serves on the firm’s senior leadership committee.
Mr. Boag manages complex investigative matters and consulting projects for a wide range of global corporations, financial institutions and law firms. His particular expertise is in regulatory compliance investigations where he has extensive experience in leading multifaceted global investigations involving fraud, hacking and corruption issues. Mr. Boag has led a large number of in-depth due diligence assignments, including complex investigations in challenging and opaque markets, where he has successfully helped clients assess corruption, sanctions, money laundering and reputational risk around major acquisitions, joint ventures or the appointment of third party agents.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Boag was the head of Billiter Partners’ London office, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s investigations and due diligence practice, globally. He advised Billiter’s clients on developing and delivering compliance due diligence programs as well as undertaking third party and pre-acquisition investigations for compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. Mr. Boag also led Billiter’s development of fast-turnaround AML due diligence products to assist financial institutions with the client on-boarding compliance process.
Previously, Mr. Boag worked for an aerospace and defence consultancy and a London based risk management group, where he was a researcher for French speaking jurisdictions and covered a range of developed and African emerging markets. From 2003 to 2004, he was based in Northern Iraq where he worked as a researcher and lecturer.
Mr. Boag has a BA from McGill University in Montreal and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and is fluent in French. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of compliance and anti-corruption due diligence around the world.