Arnaud Collombet is a Director in FRA’s Paris office. Arnaud has over 15 years of experience in external and internal audit, compliance, fraud and corporate investigations.
At FRA, Arnaud was part of the team supporting the independent monitor for the three-year DoJ monitorship of IAV GmbH, a German engineering company connected with the "Dieselgate", This monitorship included the assessment of the company's compliance program for which Arnaud led several corporate compliance components, including the overall set-up and organization of the compliance functions, the whistleblowing and investigations process, the training program and the overall Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) program of the company.
Arnaud also led several investigations for a medical technology company in France and Germany, on various allegations including conflict-of-interest and overbilling schemes. Arnaud also participated to a fraud risk assessment in the defence industry, as well as a post-acquisition corruption compliance review for a commodities company.
Prior to joining FRA, Arnaud was an Investigations Director with a major building materials company, in charge of the European and French-speaking markets. In that role, Arnaud conducted and supervised numerous investigations on various allegations, including bribery and corruption, asset misappropriation, conflict-of-interest, harassment and retaliation.
Earlier in his career, Arnaud also held various positions in internal audit as well as fraud prevention and detection in the luxury, sports and media industries in France, Luxembourg and Germany. In particular, he led a data analytics project around stores’ transactional and inventory data, aiming to identify non-compliant, fraudulent and suspicious transactions, and conducted corresponding investigations.
Arnaud is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and an ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA). He holds a Master’s degree in Management from Audencia Nantes, and a Bachelor's degree in Law from the Panthéon-Assas University.
Arnaud is fluent in French, English and German.