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Dimitar Bobev

Dimitar Bobev

Managing Director and Head of Advisory Services for EMEA

Dima is a Managing Director and Head of Advisory Services for EMEA, where he is responsible for leading Swiss operations, as well the Advisory EMEA team, including defining strategic direction, designing customized solutions, and ensuring positive client outcomes.

Under his direction, the Advisory team partners with clients to successfully navigate complex technology challenges across four practice areas:  ediscovery, information governance, digital transformation, and expert services. Dima draws on his technical consulting background in the Financial Services industry to help develop solutions for legal and compliance teams in response to cross-border investigations and regulatory demands involving Swiss banking data.

A formidable expert in instant messaging or “chat” processing, Dima joined Lighthouse after having worked as the cofounder of Forexus, which created the first universal chat processing software called Chat eDiscovery. Chat eDiscovery’s hallmark design was its ability to deduplicate and reconstitute messages efficiently and defensibly; within a four-year timeframe, Chat eDiscovery was the processing solution of choice by more than twenty service providers.

In 2018, Lighthouse acquired Forexus to service its own customers’ needs and combined the best of Chat eDiscovery with its own technology. Known now as ChatSmart, this product remains the premier chat processing and review tool on the market, including for cloud-based communications, which are constantly emerging.

Prior to cofounding Forexus Dima’s experience has included:

  • Deloitte Consulting, as the first member of the Analytics and Forensic Technology team where he was responsible for business development and Swiss operations, and during which time he worked a series of high-profile US tax cross-border investigations, leading the legal technology support teams at five major Swiss banks.
  • Managing large data remediation projects for legal and compliance teams at UBS.
  • Working at Credit Suisse supporting a long-running tax evasion investigation.
  • As an IT security consultant for financial institutions implementing firewalls, data leakage prevention and protection systems, and performing security audit penetration tests.

Outside of work, Dima has an inclination for high-intensity hobbies, including car racing (he has a racing license) and alpine skiing. He lives in Zürich with his wife and two young children.


  • MA in IT Security – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • BA Finance & Controlling – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland