March 17, 2022
Strategic Expert Expansion Bolsters Ankura’s Risk, Forensics and Compliance Offering in Germany and Globally
March 17, 2022 – Ankura Consulting Group, LLC (“Ankura”), a leading global expert services and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of another top hire as it continues to expand its German advisory business. Manuela Mackert joins Ankura’s German management team, from Deutsche Telekom, as Senior Managing Director to be based in Frankfurt. Since the opening of the inaugural German office in Frankfurt in June 2021, Ankura has built a core team of distinguished experts with a focus on Risk, Forensics & Compliance, as well as Anti-Financial Crime, Construction Disputes & Advisory, and Data & Technology. She will be joining Uwe Heim, Michael Peters, and Markus Domin, proven forensics experts who also recently joined the Ankura team in Frankfurt.
“Our strong growth trajectory demonstrates that we consistently meet the ever-growing demand of clients and organizations to effectively navigate the complex environment of compliance as a vital component of good corporate governance,” said Kevin Lavin, Chief Executive Officer at Ankura. “We are proud to welcome Manuela Mackert to the team. Manuela’s extensive experience in the field of compliance, as well as the areas of digitization and AI, will immensely benefit our clients.”
“Our clients are facing a growing global demand for greater transparency and accountability for how they operate in increasingly complex environments at the intersection of government, society, and business,” added Steve Richards, Senior Managing Director and Ankura’s Global Leader of Risk, Forensics & Compliance. “Manuela Mackert is a renowned and proven compliance expert and her joining us furthers our ability to assess, build, and implement compliance and ethics programs for organizations across sectors, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, defense, technology, and manufacturing.”
“Building a fully compliant, vigilant, and ethical organization requires a holistic approach,” said Manuela Mackert, Senior Managing Director at Ankura. “This includes a deep understanding of the structures and culture of an organization and is the basis for implementing an appropriate compliance management system and operating a value-oriented corporate culture and digital ethics, to ensure the legality of corporate actions. I am excited to join a dedicated team of experts that share the same understanding and I look forward to supporting clients on their endeavour to achieve their goals.”
Manuela has more than 25 years of professional experience in compliance and risk management, including the areas of digital and artificial intelligence ethics, HR management, corporate development, and restructurings. From 2010 to 2021, Manuela Mackert served as Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Group Compliance Management at Deutsche Telekom, making a significant contribution to establish trust for the corporate brand on the ICT market. During her career, Manuela has conceptualized and delivered compliance programs that now serve as leading operational compliance and risk management models.
Manuela Mackert is a member of esteemed national and international advisory boards such as the Advisory Board of the Agency for Innovation in Cybersecurity and the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy.