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Hitesh N Patel

Partner, Forensic and National Co Leader in Financial Crime

KPMG in Canada

Hitesh has over 28 years of widely drawn cross sector and cross border experience in the area of regulatory non-compliance, white collar crime investigations and employee misconduct including Anti Money Laundering, Sanctions compliance, Anti Bribery & Corruption and Fraud. He has extensive experience working with financial institutions. 

Hitesh is a specialist in Forensic advisory having led significant engagements with multi-disciplined teams assisting global multinationals. In the context of his work he is familiar with regulatory enquiries, execution of civil search orders, e-disclosure and legal privilege protocols.  His work has regularly involved close collaboration with external Counsel and Office of General Counsel. 

Hitesh’s experience extends across a broad range of clients in banking, insurance, asset management, venture capital and private equity and other highly regulated sectors.

Until recently Hitesh was a Board director of the UK’s Fraud Advisory Panel. He also led the KPMG’s Fraud Barometer for the last 10 years.  Hitesh has been a regular commentator in the media including TV, radio and international press on topical matters with respect to regulatory non-compliance and white collar crime.  He has written numerous articles on white collar crime and co-authored books on the subject including “Managing Risk and Resolving Crisis” for the Financial Times and a guide on “Criminal Investigations” for Tolley’s Guide on Accountancy and Litigation Support.

Hitesh Patel

Education and qualifications

  • B. Sc. (Honours) – Biochemistry Toxicology, University of Surrey


  • ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

  • ACA

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Investigations

  • Third Party Risk Management

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