Marilyn Abate

Partner, Risk Services, Forensic & Financial Crimes

KPMG in Canada

Marilyn has over 20 years of Canadian and International experience in fraud and forensic investigations in the banking and financial services industry. She spent over 10 years working at one of the Big 5 Canadian banks, specializing in fraud risk management, forensic investigations and fraud strategy. As part of her practitioner experience, Marilyn led the Corporate Security team, including the insider threat program and intelligence units. She also assisted in the development of the Financial Crimes Unit and Fusion Centre at a large Canadian Bank.

Marilyn has been recognized as a fraud subject matter expert. Her experience encompasses front line operations as well as the development and implementation of enterprise fraud management programs and strategies. Her background also includes fraud, AML and regulatory investigations in the banking and financial services industry. Marilyn has been qualified as an expert witness before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

  • B.B.A., Schulich School of Business, 1996

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 1999

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Illinois), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2000

  • Certified Financial Forensics (CFF), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, 2002

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners