Ms. Shah is the Vice President of Programs and Operations at Coalition for Integrity (formerly Transparency International-USA). In that capacity she supports the President and the Board of Directors in furthering the mission of the Coalition.
M. Shah spearheads Coalition for Integrity’s outreach to the U.S. Government, the G8 and G20, and international organizations. She develops and implements advocacy campaigns and collaborates with the private sector and civil society representatives to ensure that anti-corruption laws and commitments made in international fora are implemented and effectively enforced. She also leads the Coalition’s work in promoting greater transparency and accountability to stem the flow of proceeds of corruption, with attention to reforms in the areas of beneficial ownership transparency and anti- money laundering laws.
Previously, Ms. Shah spent over a decade working for Big 4 accounting firms (e.g. PwC and KPMG) in the United States, the United Kingdom and India. In the United States, the focus of her experience was assisting private as well as public companies with complex financial statement fraud, anti corruption/FCPA matters and accounting irregularities. She has also managed litigation support engagements relating to post acquisition disputes. Ms. Shah has assisted companies in designing and monitoring their anti-corruption/FCPA compliance programs. Ms. Shah was involved in developing PwC’s fraud risk management policy and methodology and has served as a subject matter expert for numerous audit engagement teams with respect to companies’ anti-fraud programs and controls and the engagement teams’ fraud auditing procedures.
Ms. Shah is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and has been featured on CNN, PBS News hour, BBC and CSPAN. She has been quoted in the New York Times, LA Times, Financial Times, Miami Herald, the Guardian, New Yorker magazine, Reuters, the FCPA blog, Compliance Week and GIR Just Anti-Corruption blog. Her work has been published on Huffington Post, Ethisphere and Devex. She frequently speaks on anti-corruption/FCPA topics and has presented at various conferences and Universities.
Ms. Shah is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati. She is a Chartered Accountant (India), a Certified Fraud Examiner and has passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA exam).