Israel Mbachu, CFE, CII is the Principal Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He holds a 1976
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Second Class Honors, Upper Division degree in Psychology. After acquiring a
Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management in 1979, he joined the British-managed firm of international
loss adjusters, Graham Miller & Co as Investigator/Adjuster, where he honed his investigation skills
between August 1979 and September 1986.
In November 1986, Israel co-founded J. C. Owens Group Worldwide.
The group now comprises primarily J. C. Owens Investigation Ltd based in Africa and J. C. Owens Global
Consulting, LLC located in the United States of America. Israel is still actively involved in the group’s
work and co-ordinates the investigation and risk consulting assignments handled by the company around the
world for principals mainly in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Israel, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified International Investigator (CII) is the
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Foreign Life and Health Fraud and
the newsletter, Life and Health
Fraud Alert. Israel has presented papers in fraud seminars in the United States and the Netherlands.
Stella A. Obiora-Mbachu, Ph.D., CFE is a Partner and the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Stella, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), was for many years a
university professor. She co-founded J. C. Owens Group Worldwide and has been engaged in professional investigations since 1986.
Stella directs and coordinates the firm’s investigative correspondents around the world. She also
monitors each assignment handled by the office from commencement and organizes the direction of
the investigation until it is concluded.
Stella is the Editor of the Journal of Foreign Life and Health Fraud and the newsletter,
Life and Health Fraud Alert. She has attended numerous professional seminars and fraud conferences
around the world.