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Matthew Weitz

Associate Managing Director, Business Intelligence and Investigations

EMEA

Kroll
Kroll Associates UK
Nexus Place, 25 Farringdon Street
London, EC4A 4AB

Matthew Weitz is an Associate Managing Director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the London office. Matthew is a qualified accountant with over 11 years of experience in fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and dispute resolution investigations, as well as compliance and anti-corruption reviews across a wide range of sectors. He has worked closely with regulators and legal professionals, and has managed large and complex cross-border projects. His forensic accounting and anti-corruption experience spans over 30 countries.

Prior to joining Kroll, Matthew worked in house at a large multinational corporation as a financial investigator, and at an international accountancy firm in China and the UK.

Professionnal Experience 

  • Led a number of workstreams in a large-scale investigation into fraudulent activity at a bank in Ukraine, which involved losses of USD 5.5 billion. Matthew led a team which produced detailed evidence packs for legal claims as well as produced a forensic investigation report for the National Bank of Ukraine.
  • Led an investigation into a large-scale fraud involving the collapse of three banks and the loss of USD 1 billion, on behalf of a Central Bank in Eastern Europe.
  • Reconstructed the fund flows and the document trail in the investigation of a large-scale fraud in a North African country which involved the theft of USD 20 million. This assisted proceedings being brought for recoveries in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Managed an investigation for a European Central Bank involving money-laundering allegations
  • Performed forensic accounting analysis to support a multimillion-dollar corruption investigation into the misappropriation of EU development funds in a West African country, reporting to the country’s president.
  • Led a review for a multinational medical device producer of its distributor base in high-risk countries to identify and investigate potential fraudulent transactions and assess compliance with internal controls and international anti-corruption legislation.
  • Conducted a governance and compliance review for an international insurance company based in the Middle East to identify areas for improvement in internal control, specifically in relation to anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering procedures, as well as compliance with international sanctions.
  • Acted as an independent monitor for a high-value retail conglomerate which had experienced a series of frauds and which was implementing new and more robust systems and controls.
  • Conducted a supply chain review for a UK alcoholic beverage producer to verify due diligence processes in relation to duty-suspended sales.
  • Provided forensic document analysis for a shareholder dispute between two Ukrainian businessmen.

Education & Certification

  • BA, Modern Chinese Studies, University of Leeds
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Affiliation & Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants, UK

Languages 

  • Mandarin – Business Fluent
  • French – Business Fluent
  • English - Native

 

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