Hitesh Patel, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings nearly three decades of cross-sector and cross-border experience in uncovering fraud and misconduct, regulatory compliance and litigation support, as well as third-party risk management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991.
Over the course of his career, Hitesh has led numerous assignments in support of civil, criminal or regulatory action with a particular focus on complex multijurisdictional issues relating to bribery and corruption, financial misrepresentation, money laundering and sanctions, as well as white collar and organized crime. Much of his work has involved the application of advanced forensic technology and data analytic capabilities to protect his clients’ commercial interests.
He is also actively engaged in assisting multinational organizations in the design and implementation of effective prevention and detection strategies with respect to fraud risk management and non-regulatory compliance.
Hitesh’s experience extends across a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical & life sciences, oil and gas, telecommunications, defense, banking and finance, law firms, engineering, media, leisure & tourism, food & beverage, manufacturing and distribution, private equity, insurance and the public sector.
A frequent commentator in the media on matters including fraud threats, white collar crime and regulatory non-compliance, Hitesh has written numerous articles and co-authored books on these topics including “Managing Risk and Resolving Crisis” for the Financial Times and a guide on “Criminal Investigations” for Tolley’s Guide on Accountancy and Litigation Support.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Hitesh was a Partner at KPMG in the Forensic practice focused on investigations and compliance.
Hitesh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, formerly a Board Director of the UK’s Fraud Advisory Panel, and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).