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Leo van der westhuijzen

Associate Director

Financial Services

London +44 20 75 504 600

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Leo is an associate director in the Financial Services practice.

Prior to Guidehouse, Leo spent 5 years in various strategic risk management roles at a major South African bank. His most recent role was head of strategy for converged security at a bank based in Johannesburg with risk management strategy being an overarching area of specialization.

Leo has prepared research papers for onward presentation at the World Economic Forum on security resilience and strategy in emerging markets and has also assisted in establishing transformational project management offices.

Leo previously fulfilled the roles of Head of Customer Due Diligence Centre of Excellence & Regulatory programme manager for a Wealth and Investment Management cluster in a financial institution responsible for all remediation and review activities in the Wealth Advisory, Collective Investment Schemes, Linked Investment Service Providers and Stockbroking businesses under regulatory oversight.

Prior to this, Leo was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg in the Risk Advisory practice where he managed a number of financial crime related projects and forensic investigations for large corporate entities and financial institutions including reviews of risk based approaches to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing for 2 major banks in South Africa.

Leo started his consulting career, after having completed his law articles of clerkship, at KPMG in South Africa, where he formed an integral part of the Investigations and Fraud Risk Management service lines.

He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) qualification.

LLB, Law, Nelson Mandel Metropolitan University
CISSP, Information Security, ISC2

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