Michael Zimmern


  • EMEA
  • Investigation Services
  • Digital Forensics

Michael leads the Forensics practice for Control Risks in EMEA. As a qualified accountant with more than 15 years experience helping organisations respond to regulatory, reputational and financial risks, Michael supports clients with cross-border investigation and compliance matters and has worked alongside Governments, regulators and enforcement agencies. 

Recent tasks that Michael has worked on include:

  • Leading investigations into a wide range of allegations including fraud, bribery, unethical conduct, information leaks, discrimination, and human rights abuse. Michael routinely works with lawyers and other advisors in supporting clients respond to these events
  • Providing forensic accounting support advising clients under scrutiny for alleged financial misreporting
  • Supporting the design and implementation of fraud, bribery and corruption compliance frameworks, and the development and delivery of effective compliance monitoring programs

  • Michael has worked across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa and has extensive experience supporting clients manage integrity risks in emerging markets. Michael has a bachelors degree in Economics, Politics and Geography from Durham University, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Before joining Control Risks, Michael worked in the forensics department of a big 4 firm for more than 10 years. 

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