Jerry Lay is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Technology in Switzerland. Mr. Lay is an investigations and technology expert with more than 15 years of experience leading significant matters and advising clients on enhancing compliance frameworks and functions. He helps clients navigate complex data challenges and provides expertise in applying technology solutions to deliver insights and effectively manage risk.
Mr. Lay’s experience includes overseeing numerous high-profile investigations related to allegations of fraud and corruption, misappropriation of assets, conflict of interest, market manipulation and data theft. His work spans a range of global clients across the Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Financial Services and Industrial Products industries. He has led the creation of innovative, technology-enabled investigation methodologies that have been implemented across numerous matters, teams and geographies.
Additionally, Mr. Lay has developed proactive compliance programs for clients, including the design and implementation of integrated culture and compliance frameworks. In doing so, Mr. Lay has helped clients evolve from a rigid, rules-based environment to a principle-based approach that enables compliance functions to add business value visibly and effectively. Mr. Lay also has extensive experience working in emerging markets, with a strong focus on Asia.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Lay was a part of the Disputes and Investigations team at Alvarez & Marsal in Switzerland. He previously spent more than 10 years with a Big Four firm in Switzerland where he held leadership positions in the Investigations and Digital Forensics practices and was also co-leader of the firm’s Switzerland-based Asia services desk. Additionally, Mr. Lay served as the global Chief Financial Officer for a pharmaceutical group headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, where he headed internal services across financial accounting and reporting, compliance and IT, was involved in numerous M&A projects that involved divestments of non-critical business units and strategic target acquisitions and acted as leader for operations in China and Singapore.
As a thought leader in Switzerland and broader business, risk and investigations communities, Mr. Lay has spoken at numerous events and shared insights regarding risk management for international business across Europe and the Asia Pacific region.