PwC Forensic Services Romania – Kemal Özmen
Range of Experience:
Kemal Özmen first joined PwC in 2008 after having spent 10 years at other Big 4 professional services and accountancy firms, specializing in fraud and misconduct investigations, dispute analysis and expert witness (reporting) services, fraud risk management, anti-bribery and corruption investigations and due diligence work, process and controls related work, internal audit, enterprise risk management, contract compliance reviews, IT and telecommunications audit and technology and security risk management.
Kemal is a UK Chartered Accountant (ACCA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and former Vice President of the Romanian Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE-R), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Romanian Authorized Financial Auditor (AF, member of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors). Kemal currently leads PwC’s forensic practice in Southeast Europe, having practice leadership responsibility for 11 countries in the Balkan peninsula.
Areas of Expertise:
Over the last few years, Kemal worked extensively on matters relating to fraud and misconduct investigations, contract and compliance review, FCPA and UKBA, drafting of expert witness and other court reports for financial and economic disputes, anti-bribery compliance reviews, anti-trust matters and fraud risk assessments at local and multinational corporations throughout Southeast Europe.
- Investigations of fraud, bribery, and other misconduct: Led a number of national and international assignments relating to the investigation of fraud, misconduct and bribery compliance violations, and their remediation. Kemal’s clients have mainly come from the following industries: real estate and construction, telecommunications, banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, governmental entities and NGO’s, energy and utilities.
- Anti-bribery compliance reviews and investigations: Led anti-bribery compliance reviews and investigations to assess corruption risks and look into bribery allegations in Romania, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavian territories, predominantly for multinational clients operating in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, commercial trading, and automotive industries.
- Anti-fraud and anti-bribery trainings: Held a number of anti-fraud and anti-bribery trainings to leading banks, energy and utilities companies, telecommunications operators, and pharmaceutical companies in Romania and Southeast Europe.