Partner, PwC South Africa
Louis Strydom is the Forensic Services Leader for the African practice of PwC. As a qualified chartered accountant, Louis was the first ever CA to be seconded to the South African Police Services (Commercial Crime) by the South African National Defence Force to serve his compulsory military training in 1990, and later served two years at the Office for Serious Economic Offences (as it was known at the time) from 1995 to 1997. Louis has been the Leader of the Southern African Forensic Services practice since 1999. His efforts over the past few years have been focussed on realising the vision of an integrated Africa-wide team.
Over the years, Louis has amassed extensive skills, knowledge and hands-on experience across a wide variety of Forensic matters, both civil & criminal in nature. Over the course of his career, Louis has conducted investigations across the full spectrum in both the private and public sectors, including corporate & money market fraud, taxation fraud, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations & remediation, financial reporting irregularities, fraud, bribery & corruption, non-financial matters, contractual and transactional disputes and regulatory matters to name a few. Louis is an advisor to organisations seeking to address the threat of economic crime. He has also acted as an expert witness in a number of high profile civil & criminal litigation matters.
Louis has served as a court-appointed curator in matters involving the Financial Services Board, South African Revenue Service and The Asset Forfeiture Unit on several occasions. Louis’ approach is to work with his clients in achieving the best possible outcome, no matter the complexity of the matter. Louis’ contribution to the profession and the development thereof has been recognised and he was awarded an Extraordinary Professorship by the University of the North West.
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