Head of Forensic, China & Hong Kong
KPMG in China
Mark Bowra is KPMG's Head of Forensic for China and Hong Kong, and is currently based in Hong Kong. He is also KPMG's Asia Pacific Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption services. He has over 25 years of experience conducting complex financial investigations, including FCPA, financial misstatement (earnings management) investigations, business partner and intellectual property reviews (including joint venture, license, manufacturing, channel and royalty reviews), litigation support, and asset recovery matters. Mark founded KPMG’s Forensic practice in the PRC in 2004 and was based in mainland China for more than 12 years. He has lived in Asia since 1991.
Mark has worked with listed Chinese and foreign corporations, high net worth individuals and regulators to assist in white collar criminal investigations and civil litigation, and has given testimony in court and arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong and the US. He has conducted numerous regulatory-initiated investigations for SEC-listed multinationals, including FCPA and financial misstatement enquiries, and small and large-scale embezzlement investigations; and assisted Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption, Commercial Crime, Narcotics and Organised Crime & Triad Bureaus of the Hong Kong Police. He has also provided litigation/arbitration support for large corporations and high net worth individuals in Asia Pacific and has given evidence in the Court of First Instance of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, American Arbitration Association proceedings, and submitted expert reports in arbitration in Singapore. Mark’s sector expertise includes electronics and technology, industrial manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, life sciences, government, transport and financial services.
Areas of expertise
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Services Data Privacy Litigation/Arbitration Support FCPA/UKBA Financial Crimes Forensic Fraud Risk Management Intellectual Property Investigations Regulatory and Compliance
Bachelor of Business (Finance & Accounting)
Chartered Accountant (Australia) (CA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Fellow of HKICPA (FCPA)
Member of The Academy of Experts (MAE)