Fernanda Barroso is a managing director and head of the São Paulo, Brazil office with Kroll's Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice. With a background in finance and journalism and an advanced degree in economics and quantitative analysis, Fernanda has led engagements that range from large-scale forensic accounting investigations to internal fraud investigations. She frequently consults with law firms and corporations on investigative issues related to financial fraud, such as revenue or expenses misrepresentation, corruption, and employee wrongdoing. Fernanda has also coordinated projects about entry alternatives in Brazil, business internationalization, and regulatory assessment.

Fernanda joined Kroll after more than 10 years of working on a substantial array of business transactions, such as domestic and international due diligence and business intelligence assignments, within commercial banks, private banks, private equity firms and government departments.

Professional Experience

Financial Investigations

Fernanda has engaged in complex financial investigation assessments, involving financial statement fraud and corruption. She has successfully assisted a private equity firm to investigate the results of revenue misrepresentation in a company’s sale price.

Business Intelligence

Fernanda performed a market entry intelligence study for a private bank seeking to enter the Brazilian market. She was also responsible for developing the institution’s business plan for the local regulatory entity.

Due Diligence

Fernanda performed several financial due diligence projects, both for sellers and investors in acquisition negotiations, in order to provide clients with intelligence to better evaluate business risks and opportunities.


Education & Certifications
  • M.B.A., Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Graduate
  • Journalism, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Graduate
  • Financial Engineering, ANBIMA


Affiliations & Memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


  • Portuguese – Fluent
  • English – Fluent
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