Maria Tsennykh joins HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice as Principal

HKA, the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces that Maria Tsennykh has joined the firm’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages (FACD) practice as a principal based in New York City.

Maria will focus on the continued growth of the firm’s valuation, forensics, litigation, and investigations practices. She brings a wealth of experience to HKA, having led multiple forensic investigations in various industries, including non-profit, healthcare, retail and consumer, industrial manufacturing, and banking in the United States and abroad. Maria has a successful track record with commercial damages, intellectual property, fraud investigations, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) monitorships, and local and global dispute services projects.

“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.”

Paul Donato, Partner

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.”

Maria Tsennykh, Principal

Maria is a PhD Economist and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom. She has almost 20 years of global experience in Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, and the United States. Her work has been featured in various news publications, including The Sunday Times, Global Investigations Review (GIR), ACFE Insights, ACAMs Today, and Accounting Today.


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts, and advisors, we help clients manage disputes, risk, and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive, and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions, and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants, and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

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