• Speakers

    The ACFE European Fraud Conference brings together the foremost experts in the anti-fraud field. These leaders in their fields share their insights and real-world experiences to address the key anti-fraud issues relevant to you.

     

    Keynote Speakers

  • David Green, CB, QC

    Director
    Serious Fraud Office
    UK

    After 25 years of prosecuting and defending at the Criminal Bar, David Green was appointed the first Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions in April 2005. He headed the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office from its launch until the department was merged with the Crown Prosecution Service in January 2010. Green returned to the Bar in April 2011. He was appointed Director of the Serious Fraud Office on 21 April 2012. Green was called to the Bar in 1979; appointed Recorder in 1996 and took silk in 2000. He was appointed CB in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011.
    After 25 years of prosecuting and defending at the Criminal Bar, David Green was appointed the first Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions in April 2005. He headed the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office from its launch until the department was merged with the Crown Prosecution Service in January 2010. Green returned to the Bar in April 2011. He was appointed Director of the Serious Fraud Office on 21 April 2012. Green was called to the Bar in 1979; appointed Recorder in 1996 and took silk in 2000. He was appointed CB in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011.
     
  • Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke

    Director
    Cybercrime Research Institute
    Germany

    Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an international expert in the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime and for more than ten years has advised governments and international organisations on those matters. He is director of the Cybercrime Research Institute - an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects of cybercrime and cybersecurity. Holding a Ph.D. in criminal law with a focus on cybercrime, he teaches cybercrime law, international criminal law and European criminal law at the University of Cologne. The focus of his research is on international aspects of trategy, policy, law and regulations related to cybersecurity and cybercrime. In this respect he was and is working as an expert for several international organizations, among them the Council of Europe, the European Union, the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union. Gercke assisted various countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific regionin developing strategies, policies and legislation in relation to cybersecurity and cybercrime. He a frequent national and international speaker and author of more than 100 publications.
    Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an international expert in the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime and for more than ten years haas advised governments and international organisations on those matters. He is director of the Cybercrime Research Institute - an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. Holding a Ph.D. in criminal law with a focus on cybercrime, he teaches cybercrime law, international criminal law and European criminal law at the University of Cologne. The focus of his research is on international aspects of strategy, policy, law and regulations related to cybersecurity and cybercrime. In this respect he was and is working as an expert for several international organizations, among them the Council of Europe, the European Union, the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union. Gercke assisted various countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific region in developing strategies, policies and legislation in relation to cybersecurity and cybercrime. He a frequent national and international speaker and author of more than 100 publications.
     
  • Patrick Donovan

    Chief Compliance Officer
    Airbus S.A.S.
    France

    Patrick J. Donovan was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in February 2008 by the Executive Committee of Airbus S.A.S., a leading manufacturer of civil and military aircraft. Prior to assuming his new duties he served as Vice President, Trade Controls & Counsel since April 2004. Prior to Airbus, he served in a variety of international trade related positions at Intelsat Global Service Corporation, Washington, D.C., Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, and NASA. From 1994-2006, he served on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (“DTAG”), a statutory advisory body to the U.S. Department of State. His service on the DTAG included the position of Vice-Chair of the Commercial Communications Satellite Committee in 2000-2001, where he was one of the principle architects of the resultant regulation 22 CFR 123.27.
    Patrick J. Donovan was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in February 2008 by the Executive Committee of Airbus S.A.S., a leading manufacturer of civil and military aircraft. Prior to assuming his new duties he served as Vice President, Trade Controls & Counsel since April 2004. Prior to Airbus, he served in a variety of international trade related positions at Intelsat Global Service Corporation, Washington, D.C., Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, and NASA. From 1994-2006, he served on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (“DTAG”), a statutory advisory body to the U.S. Department of State. His service on the DTAG included the position of Vice-Chair of the Commercial Communications Satellite Committee in 2000-2001, where he was one of the principle architects of the resultant regulation 22 CFR 123.27. 
     
  • Bruce Dorris

    Vice President and Program Director
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    United States

    Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member of the ACFE Board of Regents. He is licensed to practice law as well as being a licensed Certified Public Accountant with experience in business valuation and litigation support. As an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dorris created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section. He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations.
    Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member of the ACFE Board of Regents. He is licensed to practice law as well as being a licensed Certified Public Accountant with experience in business valuation and litigation support. As an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dorris created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section. He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations.  
     
  • Margo Smit

    Investigative Journalist & Director
    Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ)
    Netherlands

    Margo Smit is an independent investigative journalist, journalism teacher and part-time director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). She briefly worked as a reporter at the Longview Daily News, and has since researched, written and produced documentaries in Dutch and English, both for Dutch public television and for international sales. Subjects included nuclear proliferation, enlargement of the European Union, counterfeiting of the Euro, the banking industry, former Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the murder of publicist Theo van Gogh. Smit freelanced as a researcher and/or reporter for several international publications and media outlets, such as TSR's Temps Présent (Switserland), Seven Network's Sunday Night (Australia) and ABC 'Four Corners' (Australia).
    Margo Smit is an independent investigative journalist, journalism teacher and part-time director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). She briefly worked as a reporter at the Longview Daily News, and has since researched, written and produced documentaries in Dutch and English, both for Dutch public television and for international sales. Subjects included nuclear proliferation, enlargement of the European Union, counterfeiting of the Euro, the banking industry, former Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the murder of publicist Theo van Gogh. Smit freelanced as a researcher and/or reporter for several international publications and media outlets, such as TSR's Temps Présent (Switserland), Seven Network's Sunday Night (Australia) and ABC 'Four Corners' (Australia).  
     
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    Concurrent Session Speakers

  • Waheed Alkahtani, CFE, CISA, CCEP-I

    Senior Auditor
    Saudi Aramco
    Saudi Arabia

    Waheed Alkahtani works as an accounting specialist in internal audits. He is responsible for administrating
    Waheed Alkahtani works as an accounting specialist in internal audits. He is responsible for administrating the Special Audits Division Computer Forensics Lab as well as developing and presenting the Internal Auditing Fraud Awareness program. He has conducted several studies related to fraud prevention including ethics hotlines, codes of conduct and anti-fraud programs. In addition, he was responsible for the design, deployment and implementation of the General Auditor Hotline 2010.
     
  • Paul Catchick, CFE

    Senior Investigator
    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
    Austria

    Paul Catchick has more than 20 years of experience with law enforcement and government agencies in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
    Paul Catchick has more than 20 years of experience with law enforcement and government agencies in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. This has included criminal investigation work with the UK Serious Fraud Office and a period as Head of Investigations for a national anti-corruption agency. Subsequently, he moved to the United Nations where he investigated internal misconduct, specialising in large scale fraud cases. He then left to establish the internal investigation section at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. More recently, he was awarded a doctorate in policing.
     
  • Stephen Hill, Ph.D.

    Managing Director
    Snowdrop Consulting Ltd.
    UK

    Dr. Stephen Hill specialises in e-crime and fraud awareness, and has more than 12 years of experience in focusing on counter fraud, cyber fraud
    Dr. Stephen Hill specialises in e-crime and fraud awareness, and has more than 12 years of experience in focusing on counter fraud, cyber fraud, not-for-profit fraud, and risk management. He is a certified practitioner (CIIP) for IS027001, and has worked on a number of guides to fraud detection, data security and prevention for many small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and charities. He is a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and chairs their Cybercrime Working Group with colleagues from the public, private, and third sectors. In addition to developing a series of fraud prevention, data security, e-fraud, and Internet investigations and OSINT courses, Hill published Corporate Fraud: Prevention & Detection, a book with practical advice on all aspects of fraud and how to prevent it, with the royalties going to the charity Victim Support.
     
  • Piero Matriciani, CFE, CIA, CCSA

    Audit Manager
    Ferrovie dello Stato Italiano
    Italy

    Piero Matriciani leads the compliance auditing function and fraud investigation activities for the FSI Group. He is a member of the
    Piero Matriciani leads the compliance auditing function and fraud investigation activities for the FSI Group. He is a member of the Committee concerned with adequacy and observance of the compliance program for crime prevention, due to Italian law on corruption and other crimes against public institutions, public faith and investors. Matriciani was previously employed as a tax and compliance inspector in public institutions management.  
     
  • Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE

    Program Analyst
    TSA
    Netherlands

    Sherman R. McGrew entered military service as a Reservist in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments
    Sherman R. McGrew entered military service as a Reservist in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, working extensively with the UK Military and UK Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq. McGrew retired as a Captain with the Waterbury Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He has conducted thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to the police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut, School of Law.
     
  • Scott Mongeau, Ph.D.

    Manager
    Deloitte
    Netherlands

    Scott Mongeau has more than 20 years of experience in project-focused analytics functions in a range of industries. He is an active university researcher
    Scott Mongeau has more than 20 years of experience in project-focused analytics functions in a range of industries. He is an active university researcher, lecturer, conference presenter and writer in the areas of business analytics management, decision analysis, decision model management, model risk, organizational management, social network analysis (SNA), evidence-based decision-making and analytics methodologies. Previously he owned and operated his own independent analytics consulting company, SARK7.
     
  • Emmanuel Pascal, CFE, CIA, CRMA

    Group Corporate Audit Manager
    Brakes Group
    France

    Prior to joining the British wholesale food supplier Brakes in 2005, Emmanuel Pascal set up and ran the internal audit department of the Reunion
    Prior to joining the British wholesale food supplier Brakes in 2005, Emmanuel Pascal set up and ran the internal audit department of the Reunion des Musees Nationaux for 5 years, and spent 3 years working for Arthur Andersen. He has developed concrete and innovative tools and methods to fight against fraud within the internal audit function using a mix of different techniques. Pascal shared his experience by taking part in the conception and writing of the fraud reference guide of the French Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  
     
  • Kurt Ramin, CFE, CPA

    Director
    KPR Associates
    Germany

    Currently a consultant on financial and business reporting issues, Ramin previously worked as a Director at the IFRS Foundation in London
    Currently a consultant on financial and business reporting issues, Ramin previously worked as a Director at the IFRS Foundation in London, where he introduced International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and XBRL to more than 80 countries. Ramin co-authored the book IFRS and XBRL: How to Improve Business Reporting Through Technology and Object Tracking and contributed to World Justice - The Rule of Law Around the World. He has also held roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Beiersdorf (“Nivea”), Emery Industries (“Henkel”) and Dow Corning.  
     
  • Patrick Risch, CFE, CIA, CCSA

    Head of Fraud Prevention & Detection
    BNP Paribas Fortis
    Belgium

    Patrick Risch has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, mainly focused on internal auditing and fraud risk management.
    Patrick Risch has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, mainly focused on internal auditing and fraud risk management. In his current position, he heads the Fraud Prevention & Detection department within BNP Paribas Fortis and is responsible for setting up and implementing a framework for fraud prevention (policy setting, raising awareness, giving advice, reporting on fraud risk exposure) and fraud detection. Risch is also a President of the Belgian Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  
     
  • Claudia Runge, CFE, CIA, CCSA, CRMA

    Owner
    CR Audit
    Germany

    Claudia Runge is a professional auditor with focus on financial and operation audits, process and change management in mid-size companies.
    Claudia Runge is a professional auditor with focus on financial and operation audits, process and change management in mid-size companies. She has contributed decisively in improving business processes and internal control systems. Her assignments took her to locations in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. She was Audit Manager at an American manufacturing company responsible for Europe before she took over assignments of building up and managing audit functions in mid-size European companies in Germany and the Netherlands. In 2010 she became an independent consultant in the area of internal auditing and corporate governance services.  
     
  • Georg Schudea

    Managing Director
    Schudea & SilverConsult GmbH
    Germany

    Georg Schudea has spent more than 20 years as an internal auditor in international and well-known companies.
    Georg Schudea has spent more than 20 years as an internal auditor in international and well-known companies. In 2003, he founded his firm Schudea & SilverConsult GmbH, which supports audit departments worldwide by getting a significant data sample for audit. His services leverage an understanding data sources and tables for faster results and shorter audit times. He specialises in data mining, working with SAP and other ERP systems.
     
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