Deni R. Tama

Deni R. Tama is a managing director in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in Jakarta. Deni leverages more than 20 years of consulting experience related to financial crimes, including high-profile investigations and the implementation of anti-fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) programs in both the private and public sectors. Deni is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Deni is also an advisor to the Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK), Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) and Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Indonesia on financial crime issues.

Prior to joining Kroll, Deni served as a partner in Forensics & Integrity Services at EY, Indonesia, where he managed a large team of 35-40 forensic consultants. He handled services that involved fraud investigation, financial crime and digital forensics. Deni was also appointed as a partner in charge of communication with regulators, and he was amongst EY Asia Pacific’s partners in charge of financial crime services in the APAC region.

Before EY, Deni served as Country Head of Financial Crime Compliance for the Standard Chartered Bank of Indonesia, where he designed and implemented AML/sanctions policies and procedures, management information training (MIS) and training programs. In this role, he conducted investigations on money laundering and sanctions cases and led the annual bank-wide AML/sanctions and anti-bribery risk assessment.

In addition, Deni also served in the Forensics Services departments of Deloitte, Indonesia, in the director’s capacity, and of PwC, Indonesia, in the role of a senior manager. During PwC, he was selected as one of 16 “Inspiring Young Leaders” of PwC Indonesia.

Some of his notable engagements include designing an enhanced AML/CTF audit program for OJK supervisors and delivering the respective capacity building sessions. He also developed and delivered the forensic accounting training program for KPK’s investigators. Additionally, he was the first Big Four forensics consultant to have been entrusted with developing AML/CTF program for the fintech industry. 

Deni has spoken at various conferences and workshops, which include Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) Symposium, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) National Conference, Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) workshops and Annual OJK’s Anti-Money Laundering workshops for financial services and fintech.

Deni holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Indonesia. He is a Chartered Accountant from Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara (STAN), the Indonesia State College of Accountancy. 


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