Council of International Investigators
Board Members and Officers

Below is the current list of CII Board members and officers:


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Toine Goorts
The Netherlands
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Toine Goorts, CII, CPO, is the owner of Goorts international Investigations, located in the southern part of the Netherlands, close to the Belguim and German borders. After 20 years of working for the government as a military police officer, and serving as an investigator, surveillance operator and executive protection officer, Toine launched his own company in 2004. Toine is a proud military Veteran who has received several awards for his exemplary work. Working in the private sector, Toine travels on various assignments, including highly specialized and sensitive assignments. Toine and his group of highly skilled professionals handle sensitive investigations with knowledge, experience and extreme discretion. Goorts International Investigations is involved in issues related to intellectual property infringement, insurance fraud, due diligence and non competition issues. He is a motivational speaker on several subjects, including the topics of "endangerment of human life, personal safety and dignity", which are his personal favorites. In his own words, "With the Council of International Investigators, I found my second family."

  • Elected as President September 2021
  • Vice President 2019 - 2020
  • Elected to a full board terms 2021
  • Elected to a full board term in 2017
  • Elected to a full board term in 2020
  • Appointed to the Board January 2016

Vice President


Galen Clements
Delaware, USA
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Galen R. Clements spent twenty-six years in Law Enforcement with the Philadelphia Police Department as a member of the SWAT Unit and Burglary/Robbery Squads and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office holding positions/ranks that included Detective, Detective Sergeant, Director of Investigations and Supervisor of the Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit (DDOU) in the Narcotics Enforcement Division. Mr Clements frequently testified as a fact and expert witness in the use of electronic surveillance methods in prosecuting Corrupt Organizations; money laundering and white collar crimes and managed a large staff of Law Enforcement Agents during sophisticated/complex investigations at the Federal, State and Local levels. Mr Clements has extensive training and professional credits in relation to Criminal Investigations; Narcotics Enforcement and Economic Crime and he is a member of many professional organizations including the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU); Army & Navy Club (RAG) in United Kingdom; the Council of International Investigators (CII); National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), World Association of Detectives and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Mr Clements earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and served three tours in the Republic of Vietnam while in the United States Army.

  • Also Executive Regional Director
  • Elected to the Board 2019. Term Expires 2022



Paddy Beiner

Paddy Beiner
Berlin, Germany
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Paddy is of German and Irish heritage and has spent his entire career in the investigative world. With professional experience across several continents. Paddy has worked at all levels of the investigative sector, from smaller boutique firms to multinational corporations. Paddy has gained experience in every aspect of the profession, and still manages the full range of assignments, from small pro bono family tracing cases to enhanced due diligence reports on potential business partners, and large multinational investigations for top tier law firms and corporations. Since 2013, Paddy has been a member of the management team at Bearstone Global, a corporate intelligence and advisory firm headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. In 2016, Paddy relocated to Berlin and established the company’s first international subsidiary. Paddy is an alumnus of Leeds University and a Certified Member of the Council of International Investigators.

  • Elected to  the Board 2021-2023


Yosh Wong

Hong Kong
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Yosh Wong was born, raised and educated in the United Kingdom, with a master’s degree in law. He joined the security and corporate investigations industry in 1999, and over the years, he managed several Hong Kong based consulting companies, before incorporating Suzzess Limited. Suzzess is headquartered in Hong Kong, covering China, Macau, Taiwan and through trusted associates, the Asia Pacific region. Yosh specializes in corporate due diligence assignments, handling over 5,000 projects in the past 20 years and is frequently retained to handle complex fraud and cross-border investigations by clients. He currently serves clients with global due diligence contracts, international law firms and a leading restructuring & insolvency advisory group. Yosh has been a Certified member of the Council since 2015, appointed Regional Director for the Far East (Region 4) in 2018 and elected to the Board during the Milan AGM in 2019. In addition to the Council, he is a member of a number of organizations, including the International Intelligence Network and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Moving forward, Yosh will continue contributing to the success of the Council.

  • Appointed to the Board October 2019. Elected to the Board 2020. Term expires October 2023.


Board Members

Gautam Kumar

Gautam Kumar
Mumbai, India
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Gautam worked in the finance industry for a few years before joining the family business –Globe Detective Agency in 2011. Gautam is the third generation of the promoter family and the first of his lot to have joined Globe. Gautam underwent an intensive training program in Security & Investigations prior to onboarding with Globe.In the recent past, Gautam has been involved in multiple initiatives of the CII which has enabled him to understand how the Council functions. He is confident of adding a fresh perspective to the Council, that will only enable us, as a community, to reach greater heights. Gautam is currently serving as the Webinar Adminstrator and has overseen the technical end of the monthly webinars following the last AGM. Recently, I have been involved in multiple initiatives of the CII which has enabled me to understand how the Council functions and this puts me in a great position to give back to our tightly-knit community.

  • Appointed to the Board 2021-2024
Jacob Lapid

Jacob Lapid
Tel Aviv, Israel
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I have 30 years’ experience in thousands of assignments all over the world. I formed successful investigation companies in various parts of the world from the United States to Russia. For 13 years, I managed a large company operating in 160 countries. I was a high-ranking officer with IDF. I graduated from the prestigious military academy. I also studied architecture and economics. I have served two terms on the CII board and made improvements to the association as Council Treasurer. I am a past recipient of the Investigator of the year award from CII and Intellenet. I am lifetime member of WAD. I live in both the west and east (Israel and Canada) representing the international nature of the Council. My objective in serving on the board would be to develop business opportunities for the CII members. As our industry became tougher, I think that the Council should be more involved in supporting member dealings with potential clients.

  • Elected to the Board 2021-2024
Nancy barber

Nancy S. Barber
San Francisco CA, USA
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Nancy S. Barber founded Glass Key Investigations in 1988. Glass Key Investigations provides investigative services for matters involving toxic tort, environmental, land use, elder abuse and civil litigation. The firm conducts corporate research, witness locate and trial support. Ms. Barber holds a Forensic Environmental Investigation Certification., B.A. in Spanish, a M.A. in Latin American Studies, a Paralegal Certificate and a nursing home ombudsman certification. Nancy has served as in instructor in environmental law and paralegal training. Nancy is a past President of CII, and has served as CII Vice President and CII Secretary. Nancy is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), Council of International Investigators (CII) and National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS). If reelected to the Board, Nancy aspires to mentor new board members and continue a review of the governance documents while navigating the issues presented by the pandemic. Nancy's goal is to continue to help the CII move forward in what has become the new "normal."

  • Elected to the Board 2021-2024
  • Elected to the Board 2018-2021.
Marc Reed

Marc Reed
Toronto, Canada
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Marc is the Founder and Managing Director of Reed Research Limited, Toronto, Canada, est. 1995. Reed specializes in Corporate and Insurance investigation and employs over 35 investigators in the province of Ontario. Marc was bbeen a CII member since 1989. Marc previously served two three-year terms on the Board and served as Council Secretary. During his tenure on the Board, Marc focused on growing the membership and creating an awareness of CII with potential clients. Marc represented CII at various trade shows, at his own expense, including ACFE Global Conferences in Vegas, Nashville, Austin and ASIS, New York where CII maintained a booth. Steve Kirby and Marc hosted the events and Marc participated because "I felt that this was a great opportunity to market new CII business and recruit potential members. We had a lot of traffic and interest, adding valuable members and obtaining work for some.

  • Appointed to the Board in 2021-2022.
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Niclas Franklin joined CII in 2011 and has attended every AGM since 2012 and many Regional Meetings. Niclas hosted the 2016 AGM in Gothenburg, Sweden. Niclas' background in law enforcement helped him launch his own enterprise, Investigation Services Europe AB, a business he founded 16 years ago. Niclas' areas of specialty include backgrounds, surveillance and forensics. He has worked in anti-counterfeiting, fire/explosion analysis and insurance investigations. Niclas is excited to be on the Board and anxious to share his marketing and business experiences with other members.

  • Elected to the Board 2020. Term expires October 2023

Immediate Past President

alt Sachit Kumar

New Delhi India

Sachit Kumar is a second generation investigator and businessman, directing the operations of Globe Detective Agency in New Delhi. He is Commerce graduate from Bangalore, India and a Post Graduate in Business Administration from the Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow. Thereafter, he joined Globe Detective Agency Private Limited in 1987. Over the years, he has contributed immensely in the growth of the Globe Group. As its name implies, Globe is world renowned in investigation matters. Globe is India’s first and largest Investigation Agency, currently having 5000 employees and 20 branches all across India. Sachit was awarded the Investigations – Entrepreneur of the Year award by Mr. Shivraj Patil, Honourable Home Minister of the Government of India in Bangalore in the year 2008. He was also awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in Investigations by Smt. Pratibha Patil, former President of India in New Delhi in the year 2012. Sachit was a member of the CII Executive Board and was an organizing host of the 61st AGM Conference at New Delhi in the year 2015. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the APDI (Association of Private Detectives and Investigators).He is the Director of the Globe Group and currently based in New Delhi, India.

Elected as President in 2019 and 2020. Term expired 2021. Previously served two terms as President 2015 - 2017 and six years as Board Member.
Email Sachit at sachitk[email protected]