Ernst & Young LLP’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Gildas Durand is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) with over 15 years of experience. He specializes in assisting American and European companies with developing compliance programs, implementing anti-fraud and corruption tactics, as well as increasing awareness within their international subsidiaries in Latin America. He has performed and led multiple engagements throughout Latin America (from Mexico to Argentina including the Caribbean islands).
Over his career Mr. Durand has developed expert knowledge in compliance assessments; development and implementation of monitoring and auditing programs; prevention and investigation of fraud and corruption (FCPA); fraud risk mapping; internal controls, SOX 404; investigations relating to occupational fraud and embezzlement (e.g., channel stuffing, procurement fraud/ conflict of interests, stock shrinkage, bid rigging. etc.), third party due diligence and audits (e.g., distributors audits). He has been assisting life sciences companies (pharmaceutical and medical device) with distributor compliance audits in Asia, Europe and Latin America for the last three years.
Gildas is fluent in English, Spanish and French (native). He previously lived in France, Spain and El Salvador before joining the US EY practice in Miami in 2007. He earned a Master’s Degree in International Management from the University of Grenoble (France) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Nantes (France).
Mr. Durand is often a speaker at Life Sciences compliance congresses in the US and Latin America (e.g., Mexico, Panama, Brazil). He is also a professor for the Latin America Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program at the University of Miami.