Anne van Heerden is a Senior Advisor in the field of forensic and regulatory investigations. In over 30 years of professional experience specializing in fraud investigations, prevention and regulatory compliance services, he has conducted various large regulatory investigations and compliance audits worldwide. Anne has been based in Switzerland for over two decades.

He retired from KPMG in 2023 as a partner, where he worked for over 37 years in various roles in audit, consulting and forensics. His roles included Head of Consulting, Head of Advisory, member of the Executive Committee, Global Lead Partner for two large international clients and Head of Forensic at KPMG Switzerland. He was also a member of the leadership teams of KPMG Global Advisory, EMA Advisory and Global Forensic.

Representative experience:

  • Led a major investigation into a global financial institution (at the direction of the local regulator) related to possible manipulation in foreign exchange trading.
  • Led an independent investigation into financial transactions conducted by members of the board of directors of a national bank related to possible regulatory violations.
  • Led a large global investigation into potential US tax risks at a large global financial institution in various international locations (pre-FATCA).
  • Led a major international compliance investigation at a major Swiss insurance company regarding possible violations in the sale of policies in certain countries.
  • Supported a monitor in relation to a multiyear telecom business monitorship  

Anne is a Swiss Licensed Audit Expert in Switzerland, Register Accountant (RA) in the Netherlands (equivalent to US CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Authority experience

US Department of Justice (DOJ)
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG)
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

Awards & Recognition


Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Swiss Certified Auditor



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