Donovan Hackart

Donovan Hackart

Principal Associate | ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Physical Address:

ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close, Off Eldama Ravine Road, Westlands, Nairobi

Postal Address:

P O Box 200-00606, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone:

+254 20 364 0000
+254 0703 032000

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Donovan is a highly accomplished and versatile investigator and security operations manager with over 9 years’ experience and is a qualified polygraph examiner with over 3,000 polygraphs conducted across Africa. He has conducted investigations across several African countries. He also specializes in brand protection, counter surveillance measures, risk management and corporate intelligence. He has led various investigations and has assisted in several high priority cases.

  2. Professional Membership
    • American Polygraph Association
  3. Professional Qualifications

    2020: Executive Diploma in Private Investigations, International Career Institute, United Kingdom

    2019: Diploma in Business Management, International Career Institute, United Kingdom

    2015: BTEC Level 4 in Security Management, Control Risks, Kenya

    2015: Diploma in Psychophysiological Detection of Deception, American International Institute of Polygraph, South Africa

  4. Career Summary

    Sep 2021 – Date: Principal Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna Forensics, Nairobi

    Aug 2013 – Mar 2020: Manager, Salama Fikira Group Limited, Nairobi

    Jan 2013 – Jul 2013: Investigator, Halliday Finch Limited, Nairobi

    Apr 2012 – Dec 2013: Close Protection Officer, Expro Protection Services, South Africa

     

  5. Top Matters

    Forensic Investigation

    • Acting for a Non-Profit organisation in Sierra Leone in connection with an investigation into their procurement processes, verifying a sample of transactions to establish if all the procedures were followed during each transaction, confirm whether the amounts on the purchase orders matches the corresponding documents and highlight any irregularities found during the investigation.
    • Carrying out an investigation into reported claims of corruption, harassment, and mismanagement at one of the local Member Associations that provides healthcare services for an international NGO, including using of forensic technology techniques to recover and secure evidence of irregular conduct by the suspects.
    • Acting for a fast-food chain in Africa in connection with investigations into potential stock losses amongst the various stores and warehouses in different jurisdictions, including conducting spot checks on high value items, followed the procurement processes and conducting end to end verifications of selected transactions with the aim of highlighting any irregularities found during the investigation.
    • Acting for an International trading company in connection with a fraudulent transaction where products were unknowingly supplied to a fraudulent entity after which the client received no payment, including assisting in tracking down the shipment before it reached the final destination in Uganda, seizing the shipment and completing the necessary actions to return the products back into the custody of the client.

    Tanzania

    • Acting for a multinational firm operating in the FMCG space in Tanzania in connection with an investigation into a syndicate involved in counterfeiting the client’s products, including conducting test purchases in various locations around Dar Es Salaam and identifying entities selling the counterfeit products, leading to seizures of the counterfeits.
    • Acting for a Multinational firm operating in the Mobile Phone industry in Tanzania in connection with an investigation into counterfeit products in the market, including conducting test purchases in various locations around Dar Es Salaam, capturing covert videos of purchases and identifying entities selling the counterfeits, leading to several seizures of the counterfeits.
    • Acting for a multinational firm operating in the FMCG space in Tanzania, in connection with an investigation regarding products that were being stolen from the client’s factory and being sold at a fraction of the price, including looking into tracking of the identified trucks involved and identifying where the products were being offloaded, placing trackers on several trucks and were able to establish the travel patterns which lead to identifying the drop off zones.
    • Acting for a Large local firm operating in the FMCG space in Tanzania in connection with identifying suspected surveillance equipment planted by external parties, including conducting a sweep of the entire office building as well as the CEO’s homes and vehicles.

    Corporate Intelligence & Due Diligence

    • Acting for a multinational firm operating in the FMCG space in Tanzania in connection with an investigation into a syndicate involved in counterfeiting the client’s products, including conducting test purchases in various locations around Dar Es Salaam and identifying entities selling the counterfeit products, leading to seizures of the counterfeits.
    • Acting for a Multinational firm operating in the Mobile Phone industry in Tanzania in connection with an investigation into counterfeit products in the market, including conducting test purchases in various locations around Dar Es Salaam, capturing covert videos of purchases and identifying entities selling the counterfeits, leading to several seizures of the counterfeits.
    • Acting for a multinational firm operating in the FMCG space in Tanzania, in connection with an investigation regarding products that were being stolen from the client’s factory and being sold at a fraction of the price, including looking into tracking of the identified trucks involved and identifying where the products were being offloaded, placing trackers on several trucks and were able to establish the travel patterns which lead to identifying the drop off zones.
    • Acting for a Large local firm operating in the FMCG space in Tanzania in connection with identifying suspected surveillance equipment planted by external parties, including conducting a sweep of the entire office building as well as the CEO’s homes and vehicles.

    Polygraph testing

    • Acting for a well-known wildlife trust in Kenya in connection with conducting polygraphs on staff members who were potentially involved in a theft of money.
    • Acting for a risk management company in Kenya in connection with polygraphing tentative security officers as part of a pre-employment program focused on adding an extra level of verification to their vetting process.

     

    *Some matters predate Anjarwalla & Khanna

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