Rens joined Kroll, after a 25-year tenure with KPMG, the majority of which he was an equity partner in the Forensic and Risk and Regulatory practice, focusing on forensic investigations and technology. His additional leadership roles include establishing and leading the risk consulting and forensic practices in the Netherlands.
Prior to KPMG, Rens was head of Forensic Accountancy for the Dutch National Criminal Intelligence Service. He started this professional career as a fraud investigator at the Dutch tax office auditing department.
Rens’ extensive investigations, litigation support and expert witness background includes a wide range of complex matters, including the bankruptcies of a Dutch insurance company, two Dutch banks and a Belgian bank, and several major building and constructions frauds, which led to a parliamentary inquiry. Rens has also conducted fact-finding, lookbacks and other types of investigations for several Dutch banks, some of which were requested by Dutch as well as U.S. regulators and prosecutors.
Rens earned his registered accountancy credentials from the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA). He also completed leadership programs from Harvard Business School and Wharton School. He is fluent in Dutch and English, and proficient in German.