Clarity Through Intelligence
The firm is woman-led and has an industry experience spanning across 20 years. The company’s main office in Brussels, Belgium, with a team of investigators in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. In addition, we have an extensive network of tried and tested partners and sources, covering all of Europe and Latin America.
What we do
Integrity International is a full-service corporate investigations firm focused in the geographical areas of Latin America and Europe. The firm is specialized in complex problem solving, including enhanced due diligence, litigation support and intelligence projects. We also offer a full range of seminars and courses ranging from security awareness seminars for expats and travelers to social media security.
What makes us different
- Boutique firm providing bespoke intelligence
- Long-standing network of experts in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
- Unique access to human intelligence in the jurisdictions we cover
- Headquartered in the heart of Europe
- Realistic approach and timely delivery
The principal of the firm is Ulla Pentinpuro, a seasoned corporate investigations and intelligence specialist. Ulla is an economist and has a Masters in Business Administration with high honors from Solvay Business School in Belgium.
Ulla began her professional career in 1997 in the banking sector, working for Euroclear Bank in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the intelligence and investigations industry when she accepted an offer from Control Risks Group in Mexico City in 2001. In June 2002 she became Head of Corporate Investigations for the geographic area of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
In mid-2003 Ulla was invited to join as Partner in Grupo Prosol, a Monterrey based security company, building the investigations area of the group and helping the company grow significantly by triplicating the regional sales.
In 2006 Ulla partnered in a Mexican corporate investigations firm Strategic Intelligence Group. She started up the firm’s Monterrey office in Northern Mexico and in 2010 moved to Brussels, Belgium to begin and build the European operations of the Group. Since the beginning of 2016 Ulla decided to found her own firm, Integrity International, based in Brussels and with a presence in the three major cities of Mexico.
Ulla has lengthy experience in public speaking, having given lectures and trainings on different topics related to security. She specializes in security awareness training for families. In 2019 she was invited to partake in the Belgian Economic Mission to Mexico headed by Princess Astrid, and present the firm’s success story in Mexico to the official delegation of ministers and the princess herself.
Ulla is Finnish, but has lived abroad for over 30 years in Saudi Arabia, Libya, Nigeria, Belgium, the United States and Mexico. She speaks and writes fluently Spanish, English, French, Swedish and Finnish.
We have a portfolio of over 200 clients worldwide including multinationals, law firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, hedge funds, SMEs and high net worth families.
Enhanced Due diligence
We conduct reputational due diligence investigations on companies that are potential counterparties for our clients. The subjects also include M&A targets, business partners, suppliers and distributors. Our reports contribute significantly to informed decision-making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers. We provide both detailed public records searches, as well as in-depth source intelligence when required.
Our clients frequently require background checks to be conducted on potential future employees, citizenship applicants or counterparts of financial transactions (including KYC). The scope provided ranges from public records checks to confidential source enquiries to help answer questions such as: Why did the person leave their previous employer? What is their management style? Any allegations of unethical behavior? What is the origin of the wealth of my financial counterparty and/or do they have links to organized criminal groups, political exposure or any other potential red flags?
We have long-standing experience in investigating fraud on different levels, in some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Our goal is to identify the modus operandi of the fraudsters, as well as identify all the parties involved.
We can help locate assets in a multitude of jurisdictions world-wide using creative approaches.
We conduct complex intelligence projects using our far-reaching confidential human source network that has been tried and tested during the last 20 years. We are accustomed to working with a complex set of deliverables and under significant time pressure.
We conduct litigation support assignments that can include locating and interviewing potential witnesses, gathering admissible evidence, and locating assets. In some cases, we are tasked with locating confidential sources and background information when public records are unavailable, unhelpful, or non-existent. In all of our activities we abide strictly to procedural rules.
The firm provides professional and in-depth risk analysis for companies and their operations as well as for families.
A seminar for those working in or moving to a high-risk area. The objective of the seminar is to provide the participants with a realistic view of the current security situation, the risks faced and the best security practices that can be implemented in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. The participants will also be advised on what to do in case they are a victim of crime, or are in an emergency situation.
Traveler Security Seminars
A seminar for business travelers to high-risk areas. The seminar analyses the security hotspots in the region, discusses the different kinds of risks travelers are faced with, and provides them with the ‘rules of the game’ on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
Information and Social Media Security
A seminar covering the different threats to our private information and the available countermeasures. We also discuss how to use social media in a secure manner.