As a recognized international expert in Forensic Accounting and Anti-corruption for over two decades, Navita has advised on Country Systems and Fortune 500 Corporations in dealing with economic crime, bribery and corruption, integrating preventive integrity tools and investigative response. Besides corporate sector, her dedication towards public service and development sector is evident in her stints where she has worked with and/or advised global MDBs, namely The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, as well as Government Oversight Institutions in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. She was the first Global Lead of the Forensic Services Unit, the Department of Institutional Integrity at the World Bank. In her multiple roles as an International Oversight and Accountability Expert, International Fraud Audit Specialist & International Internal Audit Specialist on ADB-TA to the Government of Nepal during 2015-2016, she strengthened capacity of various government anti-corruption and oversight agencies in dealing with bribery, corruption and economic crime with special focus on developing fraud audit and investigative capabilities; internal audit guidelines to strengthen governance at Local Government level and integrity risk strategies in technical examination of infrastructure projects of Government of Nepal. Navita specializes in oversight and accountability tools and mechanisms in conflict and fragile states and advises on mainstreaming them as part of Good Governance Strategy. She is a recognized expert on Anti-corruption issues in India and globally with OECD and the American Bar Association. Over 24 years of globetrotting career includes leadership roles in Americas, Europe and Asia with Big 4 forensic practice and corporate stints in Switzerland and UAE. She has also held additional portfolio as “Diversity and Inclusion” Partner while leading on forefront as National Head of Forensic Practice at a Big 4 in India. In 2015, she was invited as an expert by the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative in partnership with CII to develop solutions for “Building Foundations for Transparency Project Workshop”.
She contributed to ADB/OECD Publication titled “Strategies for Business, Government and Civil Society to Fight Corruption in Asia and the Pacific” in 2010.
In 2010 she was invited in her personal capacity by India’s Central Vigilance Commission to provide invaluable counsel in the drafting of the country’s first “National Anti-Corruption Strategy”. In 2013 Navita co-developed a comprehensive framework of Fraud Prediction Model for Government of India in her capacity as a recognized domain expert by Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Navita is a globally recognized faculty on white collar crime / “Wirtschaftskriminalität”, Forensic Accounting, Anti-Corruption Laws, Ethics & Integrity for nearly two decades.She is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner.