Biography

Snežana Gebauer is executive managing director and head of the Investigations and Risk Advisory practice for the Americas. 

Snežana advises leaders in business, finance, and government on risk management, investigations, and compliance and is recognized for her significant experience in anti-corruption and investigative matters in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia across every significant business sector. Corporate executives in high-stakes business disputes and crises rely on Snežana to arm them with critical intelligence and risk mitigation strategies. She frequently leads international asset tracing and recovery endeavors to assist clients with judgment enforcements or repatriating assets embezzled by corrupt government officials. 

As a practice leader, Snežana oversees complex cross-border investigations into corruption, fraud, embezzlement, and misconduct for leading corporations, investment funds, and government entities. She also supervises integrity monitorships, independent assessments, and risk advisory, business intelligence, and litigation support assignments. 

Over the course of her career, Snežana has lived and worked in New York, London, Washington, D.C., and São Paulo, Brazil, holding leadership positions, overseeing global teams of consultants, and assisting clients with issues in developing countries and often challenging regions. She has conducted investigations in more than 65 countries and across a range of industries, including the energy, mining, pharmaceutical, financial services, manufacturing, infrastructure, technology, services, and telecommunications sectors. 

Before joining K2 Integrity, Snežana was a managing director at Kroll Associates in New York and in São Paulo. She restructured Kroll’s operations in Brazil and oversaw its expansive growth in the region. While in Brazil, Snežana led some of the largest FCPA, bid-rigging, fraud, and corruption investigations in Latin America, some induced by operation Lava Jato, one of the biggest criminal probes into corruption in history. She was also engaged by the Brazilian Congress to lead an asset tracing investigation into funds embezzled abroad by Petrobras and other Brazilian government officials. Prior to joining Kroll, Snežana was the New York office head for an international business intelligence and risk management firm, and managed complex investigations, intelligence, and risk management assignments in emerging markets around the world. 

Snežana received her M.B.A. from George Washington University, with a specialization in international finance, and her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Drake University. She also attended The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. She speaks Portuguese, German, Macedonian, and Serbo-Croatian. 

 

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