Hitesh Patel, Investigations & Compliance Partner with StoneTurn, is a Chartered Accountant having qualified in 1992. He is a highly experienced forensic specialist with 30 years of cross sector and cross border experience in fraud & misconduct, regulatory compliance, litigation support as well as third-party risk management.
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 multi-jurisdictional issues relating to white collar crime, bribery and corruption, financial misrepresentation and money laundering. Much of his work has involved the application of advanced forensic technology and data analytic capabilities.
He is also actively engaged in assisting multinational organisations in the design and implementation of effective prevention and detection strategies with respect to fraud risk management to protect his clients’ commercial interests.
Hitesh’s sector experience extends across a broad range of clients including life sciences, oil and gas, telco, defence, banking, insurance, engineering, media, leisure & tourism, food & drink, manufacturing and distribution, private equity and public sector.
Hitesh has been a regular commentator in the media on topical matters with respect to threats of fraud, white collar crime and regulatory non-compliance and has written numerous articles and co-authored books on the subject 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 focussed on investigations & compliance. During his time there he also variously led sector teams focussed on pharmaceutical & life science, consumer & industrial markets and financial services.
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.