Vidya Rajarao, Partner & Forensics Practice leader at Grant Thornton India LLP has been elected on the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in a recently conducted election. Vidya is the first Indian to be elected to the prestigious Board and will have two years to serve on the board.

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and the provider of anti-fraud training and education. The Board of Regents is elected by the certified members of ACFE. They are responsible for setting membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the future of the organisation as a whole.

As a member of Board of Regents, Vidya’s responsibilities would include the admission of members and establishing the CFE Code of Professional Ethics.

On the election, Vishesh Chandiok, National Managing Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP said “Election to the Board of Regents, the governing body of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, especially at a critical inflection point in the global and Indian economy is testament to both India's standing and Vidya's anti-fraud experience. Grant Thornton is proud of this achievement and will continue to support companies in combating fraud and adherence to an ethical framework, in India and globally.”

Vidya is a certified fraud examiner and an active member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in India and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum. She specialises in large, multinational, complex litigation and investigation assignments, including internal investigations, forensic accounting investigations as well as arbitrations and resolution of post-acquisition purchase price disputes.