Associate Director, Forensic
KPMG in South Africa
Leon is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Forensic practise with 26 years’ experience in fraud and corruption investigations, litigation support, operational and financial due diligence, formal court and arbitrational matters. He conducts and manages Investigations across Africa and is responsible for the Corporate Intelligence service line of KPMG Forensic in South Africa.
Leon commenced his career as an investigator at the Commercial Crime Unit of the South African Police Service in 1991, where he was responsible for the investigation of fraud, theft and corruption matters. He left the South African Police Service with the rank of Detective Captain on 31 May 1997 to join KPMG Forensic, where he at various stages conducted and managed investigations in the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, The Kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Burundi, Eritrea, Malawi, Nigeria, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Leon’s industry experience includes the public sector (including national, provincial and local government); rail utilities; telecoms, industrial utilities; mining utilities; central banks and banks and regulatory authorities; corporate failures and tertiary institutions.
Leon also testified in various disciplinary, criminal and arbitrational matters.
Areas of expertise:
National Diploma: Police Administration
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Auditing)
Masters of Commerce in Forensic Accounting
Full member of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners
Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, South African Chapter
Volunteer member of the Off Road Rescue Unit