Maria Tsennykh joins HKA’s New York office as principal

08 November 2023 2 min. read
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Maria Tsennykh has joined HKA, a global risk and disputes consultancy, as a New York-based principal in the forensic accounting and commercial damages (FACD) practice.

She brings nearly two decades of professional experience with a focus on forensic investigations in various industries. Tsennykh has expertise in commercial damages, intellectual property, fraud investigations, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) monitorships, and local and global dispute services projects. She has completed engagements across the United States, Europe, and Central Asia.

Tsennykh joins HKA from CliftonLarsonAllen, where she spent the past year as a principal. Before that, she spent a year as a managing director at Weaver.

Tsennykh also previously spent four years at FTI Consulting, where she was a senior director. Earlier in her career, Tsennykh spent 11 years at PwC, initially at the Moscow office, before transferring to the New York office in 2011.Maria Tsennykh joins HKA’s New York office as principal She has a PhD and master’s degree in economics from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK.

“We are thrilled to welcome Maria to the Americas FACD team. Her unique experience in forensic accounting, anti-corruption investigations, compliance and corporate monitoring, dispute advisory services, valuation, damages, and audit of financial institutions will be invaluable in delivering exceptional services to our clients,” said Paul Donato, partner.

HKA earlier this month announced the addition of four professionals to its claims consulting practice in Seattle.

“I am excited to join HKA, a leading global consultancy whose principles, including confidence, innovation, and passion, deeply resonate with my personal and professional values. I look forward to bringing my global experience doing what I love – serving clients and delivering exceptional quality services to solve complex business issues and challenges,” Tsennykh said.

Headquartered in London, HKA has more than 1,000 professionals across 17 countries. The firm focuses on delivering risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services to clients in the construction sector.