Ignacio Cortés is a managing director and the head of the Iberia Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in the Madrid office. Ignacio leverages more than 22 years of global experience advising corporates and their outside counsel on a wide range of fraud, risk and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Kroll, Ignacio was the lead partner for forensic and integrity services in northern Latin America at EY. Before that, he was advisory leader at KPMG Colombia and the lead partner at KPMG Forensic Colombia. He also served as executive director at KPMG Spain, where he led the Fraud Risk Management practice, including forensic technology.

Ignacio’s extensive experience includes conducting complex cross-border forensic, financial, fraud and misconduct investigations. He’s helped audit committees, boards, trustees and outside counsel investigate a variety of issues, including allegations of procurement fraud, misappropriation of assets, conflicts of interest, bribery and corruption, trade compliance, money laundering and accounting fraud and restatement issues. He has also helped clients assess their fraud and misconduct risk exposures and design effective ethics and compliance programs and related anti-fraud controls.

Ignacio has advised multinational corporates on the implementation and stress testing of compliance programs, with a focus on anti-bribery and corruption, fraud, anti-money laundering, corporate policies and other standards of ethical behavior. He has also conducted several integrity due diligence exercises to evaluate third-party risks.

Ignacio received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a diplomate of the Madrid Economists Association and the Madrid Forensic Economists. Ignacio is also a Private Insurance Companies Mediator for the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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