TenIntelligence is built upon the diversity and expertise of our global teams, both in the UK and UAE. We have a young, dynamic and enthusiastic team who possess different skill sets, including languages as well as legal, security, brand protection, corporate fraud, investigation and compliance experience. We strive for perfection and always keep to our core values.
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Founder and CEO
With over twenty years of experience in the corporate security and investigations sector, Neil has international case experience in due diligence, intelligence gathering, brand protection, asset tracing, surveillance and fraud investigations. He is a qualified Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; a member of the London Fraud Forum; and an active member of the United Kingdom Professional Investigators Network; and a member of the Institute of Directors.
He is a regular contributor on fraud topics with leading industry magazines and has been a contributing author for three different editions of Managing Business Risk published by Kogan Page.
Neil’s management experience started in 2001 when he was appointed Research Director at an internationally renowned fraud investigation company. He has since been a Board Director for a UK based brand protection and investigations company he helped set up in 2004.
Neil has operational experience within a variety of jurisdictions including Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, UAE, Hong Kong, Croatia, Romania, USA, UK and Ireland.
Managing Director | Dubai, UAE
Cate has enjoyed fifteen years’ experience in intellectual property investigations, intelligence gathering and due diligence research. In 2009 she moved from the UK to the UAE and has operated as a market intelligence specialist across the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Region and is highly regarded as a dedicated professional in helping combat intellectual property crime and brand protection issues.
Cate has provided evidence of the highest standards to many domestic and international clients including law firms, trademark agents, brand owners, investigation agencies and market research companies from a variety of different industries.
Cate holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) from Brunel University in London.
Chief Operating Officer | UK & UAE
Richard joined TenIntelligence from his previous organisation at Transport for London (TfL) where he was their Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Cyber Security Operations & Investigations. At TfL he developed the scope of the investigations role to include forensics, threat management, awareness and cyber incident response capabilities.
During his career, he has held senior roles in security, profit protection, audit and compliance. He is an internationally recognised public speaker on security, and has previously served as a Board Advisor for TenIntelligence and Director at The Security Institute.
He has twice been named within the Top 40 Influencers in Security by IFSEC Global.
Assurance & Litigation Support Director | UK
Katie has managed international investigations across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions over a period of 10 years, specialising in litigation support, enhanced due diligence and human source intelligence (OSINT and HUMINT). Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Katie managed her own investigations consultancy and also worked at a corporate investigations firm in London, New York and Geneva.
Katie is fluent in French, with a working proficiency in German and Italian.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Katie spent the previous four years running her own London-based investigations company.
Katie is a graduate of King’s College London, where she gained an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security.
Office & HR Manager | UK & UAE
Alenke joined TenIntelligence in 2014 and provides office, administrative and HR support, working alongside the UK and Dubai Teams to coordinate strategy development and implementation.
Alenke is an enthusiastic, dedicated and innovative professional with more than ten years’ extensive experience in supporting Global Business Leaders, coordinating, planning, supporting daily operational, administrative functions and demonstrating the highest level of integrity.
Prior to her employment at TenIntelligence, Alenke worked in the Financial Controllers Division at Goldman Sachs providing one-to-one support to the International Controller, Managing Directors and general administration support to their operational and financial teams.
Originally from South Africa, Alenke attended Stellenbosch College where she studied Business Administration.
Risk and Compliance Manager | UK
Sonel is our Risk and Compliance Manager and brings extensive experience in corporate, commercial and legal due diligence; as well as assisting clients with Bribery Act 2010, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), financial crime regimes, corporate governance and compliance regulations.
During her career as a corporate solicitor at prominent law firms in the UK and South Africa, Sonel specialised in all aspects of company and commercial law as well as corporate transactions, mergers and reorganisations. She has advised Directors from a range of industries including multi-national companies to privately owned companies.
After relocating to the UK, Sonel qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Before pursuing a career in law, Sonel also worked as a Tax Consultant at PwC and a financial risk analyst in the London office of a leading European bank.
Senior Consultant | Dubai, UAE
Justine has a wealth of experience and knowledge in criminal investigations, evidence gathering and covert surveillance having over sixteen years’ experience in a law enforcement capacity. Justine specialised in anti-corruption, bribery, and major criminal and security investigations in London, before moving to the Middle East with her family in 2008.
Justine has since operated as an investigative consultant in the Middle East and has directed numerous anti-counterfeiting investigations and market surveys for trademark and brand owners.
Justine is an Associate Member of the ACFE and received a Diploma in Management from the Cambridge International College.
Senior Consultant | Dubai, UAE
As an experienced Brand Protection Specialist with extensive experiences in the UAE, Ahmed has executed investigations of criminal activities regarding the theft of Intellectual Property of products such as automotive, imaging consumables, cosmetics, sportswear and luxury brands.
Ahmed graduated from the Alexandria University (Egypt) with an Engineering degree. Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Ahmed was an investigator for another leading UAE brand protection company.
Ahmed speaks Arabic fluently and can utilise his language skills into investigations in a range of MENA countries.
Associate - Due Diligence & Investigations | UK
Val provides expertise in strategic intelligence, litigation support and fraud investigation assignments.
Val speaks Russian fluently, which assist our clients with due diligence investigations in Russia.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Val gained experience in compliance and background checks at an international travel company.
Val graduated from University of Kent in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Associate - Due Diligence & Protection | UK
Sean provides clients with expertise in due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies; reporting and analysis on financial crime compliance issues and uncovering industry insight on individuals.
With a proficiency in Spanish, Sean can utilise his language skills into investigations in a range of Spanish-speaking countries.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Sean gained extensive experience in trade fraud from working at the International Chamber of Commerce in London specialising in due diligence checks and fraud investigations.
Sean graduated from University of Sussex in 2014, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a MA in Geopolitics and Grand Strategy.
Analyst - Due Diligence | UK
Heba provides clients with expertise in due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies; reporting and analysis on financial crime compliance issues and uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals.
Heba speaks Arabic fluently and can utilise her language skills into investigations in a range of MENA countries.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Heba was the Data Quality & Control Officer at Kent County Council; a Research Analyst at Eastern Networks; and Project Management Coordinator at TEData.
Heba graduated from the Ain Shams University in 2010 with a Bachelor in History & Art of Languages.
Analyst - Due Diligence | UK
Daniel provides clients with expertise in due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies; reporting and analysis on financial crime compliance issues and uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals.
Daniel graduated from University of Sussex, with a Bachelor of Arts, before completing an MA in International Security.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Daniel gained experience as the Online Editor of a human resources support company.
Marketing Executive | UK
Cally is a marketing graduate from the University of Kent, and holds a Business Administration (Marketing) degree has experience in conducting marketing researches, design, develop and manage creative online contents for an event company based in Canterbury while she was at University.
Cally is fluent in speaking and writing Chinese.
Analyst - Due Diligence | UK
Mariya provides clients with expertise in due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies; reporting and analysis on financial crime compliance issues and uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals.
Mariya speaks Bulgarian fluently and has a working proficiency in Arabic and French.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Mariya gained experience with the International Institute for Counter Terrorism; the European Parliament and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Mariya graduated with a Masters from the Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya, Israel with specialisation in Counter-terrorism and Homeland Security. Her focus was on intelligence, geopolitics, security and strategy in the Balkans and the Middle East.
Analyst - Due Diligence | UK
Jake provides clients with expertise in due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies; reporting and analysis on financial crime compliance issues and uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals.
Jake has a working proficiency in Mandarin and can utilise his language skills into investigations in China and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Jake was the Subject Access Request Officer at Hampshire County Council organising and administering freedom of information requests under the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
Jake graduated from the The University of Nottingham in 2014 with a Bachelor in International Communications with Chinese.
Financial Controller | Dubai, UAE
Elena is a hands-on and result driven senior financial professional with progressive experience gained in diverse industries in New Zealand and Middle East & Russia. She is a Chartered Accountant and registered mentor with Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Degree in Economics and Degree in Accounting.
Elena’s core skills include financial and strategic planning, working capital management, cash flow modelling and forecast, financial risk management, internal control development, ERP implementation, leadership and people management.
With over 20 years of experience Elena’s career combines diverse industry exposure alongside strong working relationships with auditors, accountants, legal consultants, banks and board of directors in many different companies in multiple geographical regions.