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George Fife

George Fife

Ernst & YoungTour First1 Place des SaisonsParis - La DéfenseFrance92037

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Biography

George Fife is a Partner and Market Leader of the EY Western Europe, Maghreb & French Speaking Africa Forensic & Integrity Services Practice.

George has significant experience spanning more than 22 years as Compliance & Investigation professional.

He is specialized in driving multi-jurisdiction forensic investigations at global level across the US, UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia countries, both for French and internationally headquartered companies. His specialties also include advising global clients on the creation, deployment and assessment of compliance programs, as well as driving Transaction Forensic M&A due diligence in pre and post-acquisition mode.

He has extensive experience in addressing client issues relating to anti-corruption and anti-bribery (such as FCPA, UKBA, Sapin 2, 231 decree amongst others), fraud, money laundering prevention, antitrust and promotional practices. 

Prior to joining EY, George worked at a major US Bio-Pharmaceutical company in Compliance & Ethics, since the inception of the compliance program as part of a DPA and Monitorship. In his latest role, George was overseeing Anti-Corruption and Third Parties at global level and leading the EMEA Compliance & Ethics team and program.

George started his career in a major Global Conglomerate company, in a variety of Compliance and Controllership roles, including oversight on all third parties, compliance due diligences, integration of new acquisition; and building the internal controls structure.

George graduated from LUISS in Rome in Business Administration, with a thesis in banking law. He studied at the ESCP French Business School– major in Finance in Paris. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified, and is fluent also in Italian and French. 

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