Published by fioreh on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:07
Marc Tassé is Forrest & Company’s Vice-President, Risk, focusing on anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance. Marc is an investigative and forensic accountant with practical experience in the fields of fraud prevention and detection, as well as economic damage quantification.
An internationally renowned subject matter expert in the fields of anti-bribery and anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and combating the financing of terrorism, he was selected to be part of a team created by the IMF to undertake the mid-term evaluation of its Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Thematic Trust Fund. In 2018, Mr. Tassé appeared before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance during the statutory review of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act.
Marc is an award-winning lecturer at the MBA level, bringing expertise and credibility along with a distinguished international network spanning the private and public sectors. For over 20 years, he has been teaching at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and other universities, and is also an instructor with the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption. As a practitioner and independent advisor on compliance and governance, he advises, assists, and supports his clients on the design, implementation, customization, analysis, and continuous improvement of their ethics and compliance programs. To provide assurance to boards, C-level executives, and investors, Marc conducts risk-assessment analysis and proposes effective and efficient risk-mitigation solutions.
He is a member of various groups including the Accountant-Lawyer Alliance, the Anti-Money Laundering Association, the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption, the Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies, the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy, the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, and the Business Development Bank of Canada ViewPoints. He is also a speaker for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and volunteers with the United Nations Online Volunteering Service. As a philanthropist, he supports non-governmental organizations that fight corruption, such as Transparency International and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Marc is a Chartered Professional Accountant - Chartered Accountant (CPA,CA) (Canada), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) (USA),and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) (USA). He carries the designation Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (USA), and is a holder of the CACM designation from the American Anti-Corruption Institute. He holds both a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce.