In commemoration of the International Fraud Awareness Week, Deloitte Africa is hosting the 2023 Deloitte Forensic Symposium themed ‘Unmasking deception: Empowering our clients with tools and technologies to combat fraud’.
Melissa joined Deloitte’s Forensics Department in December 2022 as a Manger and has more than 12 years of experience in forensic investigations, fraud risk management and IT risk management. Melissa has conducted investigation and fraud risk assessments in various sectors including Banking, Mining, Energy, Medical and Healthcare. Melissa has extensive experience in financial crime investigations in the Banking industry which includes the investigation of fraud, corruption, theft, scams and money-laundering committed against Banks by either their employees, customers or external third parties. Melissa is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Fraud Practitioner (FP(SA)) and is a member of both the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners(ACFE) and Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP).
Sivuyisiwe joined the forensic division in 2019 after completing her audit articles at the Cape Town Deloitte Offices. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing her audit articles. She has audit experience in the various industries such as renewable energy, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, hospitality and non-profit organisations. Since joining the forensics team, she has been involved in multiple forensic investigations engagements, specifically forensic investigations relating to fraud and corruption in the public sector environment. She also has experience in the other forensic service offerings which include engagements relating to fraud risk management and ISA 240 audit support.
Haleemah joined Deloitte in 2015. She is currently a Manager within the Financial Advisory department with more than eight years of Forensic experience. She has extensive investigation experience into allegations of non-compliance with procurement procedures, fraud, corruption, harassment, regulatory controls, internal audit controls and conflicts of interest in the public and private sectors. Additionally, her experience extends to Fraud Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering reviews, Due Diligence, Corporate Intelligence Services, Policy Reviews and Internal Control Reviews.
Rashad is a Senior Manager in the Forensics competency of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services. He began his career in the South African Police Service in March 1987 and was employed as a police detective for 16 years until his resignation in June 2003. In 2005 Rashad began working in the Forensic Investigation industry as a Forensic Investigator and worked previously at KPMG and Ernst & Young. He has a combined investigation experience of 34 years (16 years in the SAPS and 18 years in the Forensic Investigation Industry. He has worked independently or as part of a team on numerous assignments. He has also managed the investigations on numerous projects in the Public and Private Sectors. He has also worked on numerous assignments in Africa (outside South Africa). His experience as an investigator is a significant advantage in the assignments that he has managed or been involved in.
Michelle is a Senior Manager in the Risk Advisory division in Deloitte Botswana. She joined Deloitte South Africa in 2005 and later joined Deloitte Botswana in 2016. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with a degree in Internal Audit and over 17 years’ experience as a Forensic Specialist with specific focus on Fraud Risk Management, Fraud Prevention Services and related controls and Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering as well as Forensic Audits and Investigations. Michelle is responsible for the Botswana RA team and as such is responsible for Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Audit engagements, managing a number of projects across various industries within Botswana. Michelle is currently serving as a Board member at the Institute of Internal Auditors Botswana (IIAB) and holds professional memberships with the IIAB, the Institute of Certified Forensic Practitioners (ICFP), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). Key Areas of Expertise ·Internal Audit ·Enterprise Risk Management ·Forensic Investigations and reviews ·Fraud Risk Management ·Anti-Money Laundering compliance and reviews ·Donor Fund Audits ·Due diligence ·Background Intelligence Services ·Compliance Corporate Governance
S‘thabile is a qualified Chartered Accountant who is very passionate and intrigued by forensics. She completed her audit articles at a big-4 audit firm and stayed on as a manager where she was responsible for listed audit clients. She then took a short sabbatical before joining SAPRO for an opportunity to work within an Australian medium-sized firm before joining Deloitte. She is currently a Manager in the Forensic Team of the Financial Advisory practice.
Paul is a Forensic Senior Manager within Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and ACFE KZN Committee member. Paul also has international investigative experience and has worked on several of forensic engagements, which included interaction with the client and law enforcement agencies and organisations. Paul also has extensive Data Analytic experience relating to the extraction, conversion, and interrogation of Data for investigation and reporting and has assisted numerous organisations in determining their fraud risk profile.
Martin is a senior Manager in the Financial Advisory specialising in providing forensic investigation services. Martin has over 10 years of experience as a fraud investigator serving different clients in different countries of East, West and central Africa. He is experienced in conducting fraud investigations, end to end fraud risk management (FRM) advisory, providing litigation support, regulatory compliance reviews, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) advisory and special factfinding audits including safeguarding investigations. Some of his notable experience include: •Leading an investigation following the collapse of a mid-tier 3 bank in Kenya •Leading an investigation following the allegations of fraud at a state-owned bank in Kenya •Leading an investigation following allegations of fraud in a S.African based insurance company with operations in other African countries •Acting for a global humanitarian in several fraud investigations conducted across several countries in Africa including Cote D’Ivoire, DRC Congo and Central African Republic (CAR). He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK)
Abayomi is a Senior Manager within the Deloitte West Africa Forensic and Financial Crimes Practice. He has a wealth of experience in providing forensic, internal audit and compliance review services. He was the Head of Internal Audit for a major capital market operator in Nigeria. Accordingly, he has experience in Internal Audit reviews and had made several presentations on audit assurance reports to Board Audit and Risk Committees. His forensic experience covers reviews on Anti-bribery and Corruption, Conflict Of Interest, Anti-Money Laundering, UK Bribery Act, Fraud Risk Management and Contract Compliance.
Babajide is a Senior Manager within the Deloitte West Africa Forensic and Financial Crimes Practice. He has professional experience in providing forensic services including Fraud & Forensic Investigations, fraud Risk Assessment Services, Dispute Advisory Services, Contract Compliance etc. to clients across several industries in Nigeria and Africa. Babajide has varied experience in forensic services prior to joining Deloitte and has led several engagements as well as facilitated relevant training on fraud risk management and forensic investigations .