Our People

Forensic Accounting Team

Address
Wakefield House
41 Trinity Square
London EC3N 4DJ
United Kingdom
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    George Viar - Managing Director

    BA (Hons) Business Administration (ICADE Business School), Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Dip Marketing (ACIM). 

    George co-founded Advanta Global Services in 2003 and has served as Finance Director and Head of Forensic Accounting, before becoming Managing Director in 2014. Previously, George had held management positions in leading forensic accounting and loss adjusting firms. In the course of his over 20-year career in claims George has gained extensive experience in the evaluation of corporate losses in a wide range of industry sectors all over the world. He has specialised in Business Interruption and ALOP / DSU claims but also possesses experience in Fidelity, Products’ Liability, Bankers’ Blanket Bond and Financial Institutions. 

    Languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian.

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    Ruzena Karlubik

    MA Advanced Finance (IE Business School, Spain), MA Financial Management (Comenius University, Slovakia), Chartered Certified Accountant - ACCA. 

    Ruzena has 8 years’ experience in forensic accounting specialising in delay in start-up, business interruption, contingent business interruption, third party liability, property and liability claims. Ruzena has a worldwide experience across a wide variety of industries including Power Generation, Cogeneration, Construction, Mining, Chemical, Oil&Gas, Paper Production, Automotive, Steel Manufacturing, Recycling, Hospitality, Retail, Food and Beverage and others.

    Languages: English, Spanish, Slovak, Czech and basic knowledge of German.

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    Sam Toumbev

    MEng in Aerospace Materials Engineering (Imperial College), Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).

    Sam is chartered accountant with extensive experience in forensic accounting. He has been involved in a wide range of complex business interruption and contingent business interruption insurance claim valuations. Sam has strong analytical skills which have been acquired through performing financial modelling. He has been involved in engagements across Europe, Africa and South America in the petrochemical, mining, automotive, hospitality and retail industries.

    Languages: English, Bulgarian.

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    Gohar Harutyunyan

    Specialist Diploma (Hons) in Economics and Maths (Yerevan State University), MBA in Finance (University of Maine), Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS). 

    Gohar is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in advisory and accounting services. For the last 5 years she has specialised in forensic accounting and dispute advisory services including expert witness reports and the investigation of fraud and misconduct allegations for both corporate clients and regulators. Gohar has been involved in various complex engagements across the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and other jurisdictions.

    Languages: English, Russian, Armenian.

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    John Burgaña

    MA Auditing and Business Administration (University of Deusto, Spain). 

    John started his auditing and accounting career in 2012 at one of the Big Four firms. He specialises in business interruption claims and cost reviews across a wide range of industries. 

    Languages: English, Spanish.