April 24, 2009
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity welcomes Krishen Mehta, as the newest member of its Advisory Board. Mr. Mehta is a U.S. CPA and has been a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for almost 20 years. From 1994 to 2008 Mr. Mehta worked closely with PwC clients in Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India.
“Mr. Mehta is a distinguished voice in international business issues, including microfinancing and corporate best practices,” said GFI director Raymond Baker. “We are pleased to count him among the distinguished membership of our board.”
Mr. Krishen is an engineer by training and has an MBA. He completed his coursework for a Doctoral degree at the University of Denver’s School of International Studies. He is founding director of an NGO in Japan called Asia Initiatives, which supports microfinance and educational initiatives in South Asia. During his assignment with PwC in Japan, Mr. Krishen was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce and the Nishimachi International School.
Mr. Krishen is currently on the Board of Advisors of Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program based in NY. Starting in 2008 he began active engagement with Human Rights Watch (HRW), and was a key supporter of their successful launch of an office in Tokyo in April 2009. Efforts are underway for an expanded role for HRW in Asia. Mr. Krishen is particularly interested in capital outflows from developing countries (through transfer mispricing and corruption) and the need for better control and management of that important resource.