Full Name
Sharon van Rooyen
Job Title
Speaker Bio
Sharon van Rooyen is an accomplished leader in forensic services with over 27 years of experience, including 16 years in senior leadership roles. Currently serving as the Africa Leader and South Africa Country Leader for EY's Forensic & Integrity Services practice, she manages all EY forensic services practices across the African territories.
Sharon has a deep understanding of forensic investigations, fraud risk management, and anti-bribery compliance. She has successfully led high-profile investigations in various jurisdictions and has expertise in preparing forensic reports and testifying in disciplinary, civil, and criminal matters.
With a background in law, holding two legal qualifications including a Masters in Law, as well as a business degree, Sharon brings a well-rounded perspective to her work. She is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa and is a member of professional bodies such as The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and The Institute for Commercial Forensic Practitioners. Sharon has also made valuable contributions to these bodies by serving on the South African boards of both organisations.
Sharon's industry experience encompasses a wide range of sectors including agriculture, energy and natural resources, financial services, government and public sector, international donor funding, law enforcement, logistics and transportation, manufacturing, consumer products, technology and telecommunications. She is known for her strategic guidance, innovative solutions, and ability to navigate complex cases.
She has presented at conferences and seminars on topics such as fraud risk management, anti-bribery and corruption, investigations and digitalization and AI. Additionally, Sharon has published articles in related fields and co-authored a book on compliance management, showcasing her commitment to sharing her expertise and advancing the field.
Country (Work Address)
South Africa
Sharon van Rooyen