Danai Christelis | KPMG | ZA
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Danai Christelis

Associate Director, Forensic

KPMG in South Africa

Danai joined KPMG Forensic in 2001 and has been serving as an Associate Director, since September 2012. Her focus has varied from accounting based investigations, the abuse of director responsibilities and litigation support, to general fraud and misconduct investigations. In January 2007, Danai joined the contract compliance services team and gained exposure to managing contract governance reviews in the mobile telecommunications industry in Africa. In January 2008, Danai gained further international exposure on a 6 month secondment in the Netherlands where she managed a workstream for a global FCPA investigation. Danai is currently managing a large scale money laundering investigation in Namibia.

Areas of expertise:

Danai has experience performing both general fraud and misconduct investigations and high profile investigations in various sectors including inter alia:

  • Financial Services (both Insurance, and the Banking sector)
  • Medical Schemes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government and Parastatals
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Information, Communication and Entertainment

She has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony at disciplinary enquiries.

Danai has worked with KPMG colleagues across the globe in the UK, Europe and in numerous African countries including: Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Malawi and Nigeria.

Education and qualifications

  • B Com (1993) – University of Witwatersrand

  • B Com Honours (1995) - UNISA

  • M Com Forensic Accounting (2008) – University of the North West


  • Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Community involvement

  • Distributing consumables to Jordan House Old Age Home

  • Winter blanket drive for a shelter associated with the Holy Trinity Catholic Church

  • Braamfontein shelter

  • Hosting a childrens Christmas party at Marang House

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