Abhijit Yadav heads BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice in South Asia and is based in Mumbai.

He has extensive experience in conducting a wide range of investigative assignments, including fraud, business intelligence, due diligence, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations for a host of multinational and domestic Indian firms.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Yadav was head of the forensic practice for a risk mitigation firm in India, with a remit to lead and grow the compliance, forensics, business intelligence, and investigations practice in the region. He also previously worked at a global consultancy firm, where he played a crucial role in not only setting up its India operations, but also leading its business intelligence and investigative effort in the region.

Before joining the corporate sector, Mr. Yadav spent 13 years as an officer in the Indian Navy, most recently serving as deputy director of Signal Intelligence. In this role, he led classified intelligence operations and covert deployments in a tri-service organization. He served on frontline warships and was deputed for crucial antipiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, wherein he was instrumental in averting hijack and hostage situations. He also served as a deputy director of Information and Electronic Warfare for the Western Naval Command, with responsibility for formulating and implementing strategic initiatives and the redesign of intelligence systems.

Mr. Yadav is an alumnus of India’s National Defense Academy and is proficient in English and native in Indian languages, Hindi and Marathi.

Employment History

Control Risks
Executive director
2016 – 2017

FTI Consulting
Senior director
2013 – 2016

Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management
2012 – 2013

Indian Navy
Lieutenant commander
1999 – 2011

Areas of Expertise


MBA, 2010

Cochin University of Science and Technology
MSc, 2006

Jawaharlal Nehru University
BSc, 1998