Zandile Tshuma

Associate Director
Senior Manager
London
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Biography

Zandile Tshuma is an Associate Director in the Data Analytics team at FRA’s London office. Zandile has more than 15 years of experience in data analytics, business analysis and business intelligence. She specializes in providing data analytics-oriented solutions to help clients detect and mitigate risk, compliance and regulatory matters, fraud investigations and sanctions-screening validation. Her experience covers a variety of sectors including financial services, aerospace, oil &gas, consumer, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. 

Zandile’s representative experience at FRA includes:

  • Supporting a Global500 manufacturing company and their external counsel by providing data analytics expertise which included data collection, integration and analysis for the post-acquisition due diligence review of its operations around the globe. 
  • Providing expert data analytics support on a complex dispute resolution for a large oil and gas company in a USD 2 billion litigation. She was responsible for the data profiling, analysis and developing visualizations to deliver insights in real time to inform decision making during mediation and beyond.
  • Assisting in the risk assessment of a medical devices manufacturing firm’s compliance program by leading the reporting workstream of the engagement. She was responsible for data collection and integration, providing insightful analyses and development and management of client’s operational reporting and interactive dashboards.
  • Supporting the Airbus multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). The investigation involved analysis of large volumes of financial data. 

Prior to joining FRA, Zandile worked at KPMG UK’s Forensic Data Analytics department. Working with structured and unstructured data, she was part of successful implementations of electronic and audio communications data surveillance services to multiple global banks & gas firms to help them detect and monitor high risk traders’ communications and performance. Zandile also automated the reconciliation and remediation process of a retail bank after its demerger in order to benefit affected customers and significantly reduce the manual review of accounts workload. 

Working on financial crime engagements, Zandile spearheaded the fraud operations workstream for a retail bank post-core banking system migration, implementing effective rules to reduce false positives and improve the client's fraud detection system while reducing fraud losses. She also effectively validated a global bank's core systems and procedures to manage AML and sanctions risks.

Zandile is a certified Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). She holds a BSc degree in Information Systems from Midlands State University. 

Authority experience

US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Parquet National Financier (PNF)
US Department of State (DOS)

Awards & Recognition

Accreditations

Certified Fraud Examiner
Counter Fraud Specialist

Languages

English

News and insights

Article

Leveraging Data Analytics to Better Protect Against Money Laundering, Corruption and Fraud

Event

FRA Women's Network Terrarium Workshop

Event

FRA Women's Network Breakfast - December 2022