Partner, Forensic and National Co Leader in Financial Crime
KPMG in Canada
Éric Lachapelle is a partner in Forensic and National Co-Leader in Financial Crime in Canada. He is a recognized specialist in financial crime (fraud, anti-money laundering, corruption, etc.), compliance and risk management. Éric Lachapelle has been working in the Canadian financial sector since the early 2000s.
He also has cutting-edge expertise in financial governance, project management, integrated systems implementation, internal/independent audit, process optimization and strategic planning.
Éric is also actively involved in the industry as a speaker, trainer and lecturer in the areas of anti money laundering, terrorist financing, economics sanctions, anti-corruption, tax evasion and regulatory compliance.
Before joining KPMG, Éric Lachapelle was the head of Anti-Money Laundering and Tax Evasion for the Desjardins Group where he built and led a team of more than 100 employees with multidisciplinary profiles. His team’s work covered governance framework, regulatory watch, operations, management consulting, business intelligence, modeling and configuration of technological tools, relations with regulatory authorities and with decision-making bodies, as well as support as the lead and collaborator in the organization's strategic projects and programs.
Éric Lachapelle was also very involved in the Canadian industry as a member of the Advisory Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, of the Money Laundering Contact Group Committee and of Major Reporters with Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).
Before joining the Desjardins Group, Éric Lachapelle occupied various positions in the financial services industry, including as Manager, Risk, Performance, Technology and Compliance in the Management Consulting group at KPMG, as Market risk Manager and Program Director, Basel II, at Desjardins Securities, and as independent consultant at several banks, securities brokerage firms, investment funds, trusts and insurance companies.
M.Sc., Finance – University of Sherbrooke
CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
CPA, CGA – Certified General Accountant
CRCP – Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional
CAMS – Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
GCNC – Certified in Anti-Corruption