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.
Director | Assurance & Litigation Support
Katie has managed international investigations across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions over a period of 12 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 worked at a corporate investigation firm in London, New York and Geneva. Katie is fluent in French, with a working proficiency in German and Italian.
Katie is a patient and decisive and utilises her knowledge and experience to guide the team through when they encounter difficulties during research. During her free time, Katie enjoys travelling around and singing opera.
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 | Brand Protection (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 | Brand Protection (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 | Investigations
Val joined TeamTen in 2017 as a Due Diligence Analyst, providing clients with legal, regulatory and non-regulatory assignments, and specifically assisting on investigations in Russia, due to her fluency in the language. Now, as an Investigations Associate, Val provides expertise in strategic intelligence, litigation support and fraud investigation assignments.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Val gained experience of working globally, including Bangkok and Istanbul, showing her ability to fit in and adapt to different cultures and environments.
Val enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures. She also has a continued interest in the Psychology subject (which Val receives a Bachelor degree in). Keeping up with different research in psychology has strengthened her research and investigative skills.
Val’s organisational skills have been a real asset to client management, her great attention to detail skill also aids her identifying factual information during investigation assignments.
Associate | Cyber & Forensics
Before becoming a member of TeamTen, 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.
At TenIntelligence, Sean formerly provided our clients with legal, regulatory and non-regulatory project support on individuals and companies. As part of our growth strategy, Sean successfully completed a specialist education and development plan and is now a qualified Computer Forensic Practitioner. He also acts as our Cyber-Security and Computer Forensic Associate lead.
Sean always has a passion in the protection field and is delighted to take responsibilities of the new service range. With his uplifting and positive personality, we are confident that Sean will always do his best for the clients!
With a proficiency in Spanish, Sean can utilise his language skills into investigations in a range of Spanish-speaking countries.
Sean graduated from University of Sussex in 2014, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a MA in Geopolitics and Grand Strategy.
Compliance Executive | UK
Heba joined TenIntelligence in 2018 as one of our due diligence analysts, utilising her Arabic language. Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Heba gained expertise in research and analysis as data quality and control in a multinational and public organisation respectively. She was also a Project Management Coordinator ensuring compliance at a large data company in Egypt.
Now, as our Compliance Executive, Heba coordinates and ensures compliance is embedded into each project and task. She is always looking for opportunities to enhance her knowledge in the compliance field and is always happy to support with when specific research assignments when needed.
Although Heba only moved to the UK 4 years ago, she has quickly adapted to the culture and working environment in the UK. Everyone always enjoys listening to her stories of Egypt and her lovely son.
Heba speaks Arabic fluently and can utilise her language skills into investigations in a range of MENA countries.
Heba graduated from the Ain Shams University in 2010 with a Bachelor in History & Art of Languages.
Analyst | Due Diligence
Daniel became a member of TeamTen in 2018. His previous working experience has shaped him into a great team member with excellent research and analytical skills, which allowed him to adapt to the Due Diligence Analyst position easily. Dan 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.
Dan holds a Master’s degree in International Security from the University Of Sussex. His main focus was the theory of International Security and the understanding of geopolitical theories in a global security context, terrorism risk and management of biosecurity risk.
Dan is a very responsible and trustworthy member of the team. He is always willing to take up duties and provide assistance to other members. Also, you can always see him carrying a big smile on his face!
Marketing Executive | UK
Cally is our Marketing Executive at TenIntelligence. She is responsible for generating brand awareness and building a positive company’s image via designing, creating, managing and analysing the social media activities. She is also involved in event organising, content writing and customer relationship management.
Cally is originally from Hong Kong, she started her journey alone in the UK 7 years ago at the age of 16. She quickly adapted to the culture and with a clear vision in mind, she graduated with a Distinction in a Masters degree in Marketing at the University of Kent in 2018. During her time at University, Cally gained experience in conducting marketing research, design and managed creative online content for an event company based in Canterbury.
Outside of work, Cally enjoys making food from different countries, such as Thai and Japanese food. Everyone in the office thoroughly enjoy the delicious banana bread and cookies she made!
Analyst | Due Diligence
Mariya is our newly recruited Analyst who 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.
Prior 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).
In her Masters degree, Mariya’s focus was on intelligence, geopolitics, security and strategy in the Balkans and the Middle East. Mariya speaks Bulgarian fluently and has a working proficiency in Arabic and French.
Mariya always carries a smile on her face and has quickly adopted to the working environment. We are thrilled to have her on board!
Analyst | Due Diligence
Jake is another new member of TenIntelligence, as part of our growth strategy. Jake provides clients with expertise in due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Jake worked in the public sector, where he was responsible for administering subject access requests and assisting with evidence gathering for police investigations under the Data Protection Act and GDPR.
Jake graduated from the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China in 2014 with a Bachelor in International Communications with Chinese. He then furthered his education by completing a Diploma in Mandarin and has a professional proficiency in Mandarin.
Associate | Due Diligence
Leigh is the latest member of TeamTen as an Associate in our Due Diligence division. Leigh 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.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Leigh worked for a Canadian pension fund in The City of London for over four years. Towards the end of this role, Leigh worked closely with the compliance department to ensure the team was undertaking the appropriate compliance procedures.
Previous to that, Leigh worked at an investigation company, where she conducted research and writing reports as part of her client management. Leigh thoroughly enjoyed this role and is glad to be back in the investigation field.
In her spare time, Leigh participates in horse riding competitions and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Analyst | Due Diligence
Grace worked as an IT business analyst for various organisations such as Accenture and Ford Motors before joining TenIntelligence. She has experience in due diligence, researching, analysing and improving business processes.
Although Grace has only joined us recently, she is resourceful with strong analytical skills and positive attitude, she has picked up the work in no time with some help from other team members.
Analyst | Due Diligence
Tim is one of the latest members to join the team as a Due Diligence Analyst.
Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Tim worked in the regulated financial sector and gained considerable knowledge in GDPR with experience in data analysis, governance and client management.
Tim is a keen learner, he received training in engineering, retail management and many more outside of work. His positive learning attitude allows him to pick up the due diligence work really quickly!
Analyst | Brand Protection (UAE)
Reem is a new member to the Dubai Team. Reem has just recently graduated from the Amity University Dubai, majoring in Forensic Science. Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Reem interned at a private investigation firm, where she gained experience in due diligence operations and background investigations for pre-employment screening. She also gained experience at a construction intelligence agency before being appointed as an Analyst at TenIntelligence.
Reem is a keen learner, she believes that all the past study and work experiences has shaped the person she is now and enjoys learning something different and new.
Reem is also a hardworking, devoted, and ambitious individual who is striving to build a better career for herself. She can speak Arabic fluently and Spanish in limited working proficiency.
Financial Controller | Dubai
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.