He has coordinated a number of international background checks mainly mandated by private equity companies.The checks referred to potential investments and focused in particular on the background of the involved individuals.
Mr. Kiess was engaged in a special investigation at a financial institute to disclose corruptibility, unfaithfulness and the billing of fraudulent receipts. Furthermore within this investigation he was engaged in a special credit check searching for any violations concerning requirements for risk management or other regulatory requirements.
He worked with clients of different sectors including: Financial Services, Asset Management, Food and Beverages, Industrial Engineering, Energy, Telecommunication and Healthcare. Mr. Kiess worked with international teams within Europe and the US.
Mr. Kiess worked on a the firm-wide data protection audit for a international logistic company. There he conducted a detailed risk assessment and provided elaborated recommendations for detected risks and process weaknesses.
He further worked on the design of the general Compliance Program for a multinational company in the energy sector. After the planning and strategy phase Mr. Kiess helped the client to implement
Mr. Kiess was engaged on a data based forensic investigation in the Spanish subsidiary of a German public company. Creating SQL scripts he analyzed the accounting systems of the company searching for corruptive payments to government persons. He furthermore investigated electronic data for any indications for bribery or tender cooking.
Mr. Kiess was engaged to validate revenue recognition for a Swiss company in the pharmaceutical sector preparing a restatement. Within this project he was responsible for reviewing the relevant communication data. Using an structured and detailed strategy he reviewed emails of focused employees searching for potential fraudulent actions.
Mr. Kiess accomplished data analytics work for a German Bluechip in the Industrial Sector. Using SQL-scripts the team searched the journal entries for suspicious payments to intermediaries or governmental representatives. Also the creditors stock of the company was in focus searching for suspicious master data. Another task was to disclose any attempts to bypass the standardized controls within a SAP System.
Mr. Kiess studied Sociology, Economics and Political Sciences and earned a master degree in Sociology (Diplom-Soziologe) in Munich and Venice. As a German Citizen he is fluent in German and English and hasadvanced skills in Spanish.