We are now open in the holy state of Saudi Arabia

The CRI Group™, a global leader in Anti-Corruption, Compliance, Fraud Risk Investigations, and Third-Party Risk Management, has extended its reach into Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The CRI Group safeguards some of the world’s leading multinational organizations, by investigating the financial viability, business history, legal compliance, and integrity levels of third parties, outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking business affiliations with their clients.

“The world of business is getting increasingly risky,” says Zafar I. Anjum, CRI Group™ Chief Executive Officer. “From dishonest employees to rogue business partners, successful business organisations should assume that they are potential targets of corporate crime, and subsequently develop strategies to safeguard their operations. We are very pleased to be welcomed and accepted by the Ministry of Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and look forward to working alongside the esteemed organizations that intend to expand their presence and investment in the Kingdom.”

A global network of professionals

The CRI Group has earned a credible reputation worldwide by successfully deterring, detecting, and investigating crimes against businesses. This success is the outcome of having a global network of professionals specially trained in business and third-party due diligence and Anti-Corruption accredited certification by CRI Group’s independent UKAS accredited certification body.

The CRI Group operates one of the largest multi-national Third-Party Risk Management teams the industry has to offer, employing a network of Certified Fraud Examiners, Compliance Experts, and Research Consultants strategically positioned across five continents and who possess an impressive array of industry backgrounds.

“CRI Group experts come from a variety of professions and possess industry knowledge and experience serving clients in the banking, investments, international finance, government, and public and privately held multinational business sectors,” says Mr. Anjum. “Our specialized capabilities and multinational resources enable us to perform in-depth investigations and research across nearly every corner of the globe. This worldwide knowledge base has set CRI Group apart as a leader in global investigative research for more than 32 years.”

CRI Group’s worldwide offices

The company currently maintains offices in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Turkey, effectively serving its broad client base by providing professional services covering the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

CRI Group welcomes inquiries from KSA businesses. To reach Zafar I. Anjum, CRI Group CEO, call +971 50 9038184, +966 54 6932838 or +44 588 454959, or email zanjum@crigroup.com

About the CRI Group

Based in London, CRI® Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk Management, Employee Background Screening, Business Intelligence, Due Diligence, Compliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider.


CRI Group™ services such as DueDiligence360™, 3PRM™ and EmploySmart™ can significantly help organizations deal with bribery and corruption, third-party risk management, noncompliance with the regional and international regulatory framework and malpractice. 


CRI™ also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle, and it is a licensed and incorporated entity of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and Qatar Financial Center (QFC).


Mission and Vision of the CRI Group

  • CRI® mission is to safeguard the corporate world by detecting and exposing those elements that can cause irreparable harm to a business
  • We stand firm against outside forces that, through corruption, collusion, coercion and fraud, can cause financial, organizational, reputational and legal harm to our global clients
  • We stand out as the preeminent provider of specialized investigative services that enable our clients to exhibit the highest standards of business integrity, ethics and behavior

About ABAC™

In 2016, CRI Group™ launched Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC™) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body that provides education and certification services for individuals and organizations on a wide range of disciplines and ISO standards, including ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management- GuidelinesISO 37000:2021 Governance of OrganisationsISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management SystemISO 37301:2021 (formerly ISO 19600) Compliance Management system (CMS)Anti-Money Laundering (AML); and ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems ABMS.

ABAC™ offers a complete suite of solutions designed to help organizations mitigate the internal and external risks associated with operating in multi-jurisdiction and multi-cultural environments while assisting in developing frameworks for strategic compliance programs. 

Contact ABAC™ for more on ISO Certification and training.