CPA, CA, IFA, CFF, MFAcc
Ryna Ferlatte is a member of the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) management team and heads INT’s Forensic Audits team, which works with INT’s external and internal investigations teams in the conduct of investigations into alleged fraud, corruption, collusion and other sanctionable practices in World Bank funded operations around the world. Under Ryna’s leadership, the Forensic Audits team collaborates with World Bank Operations teams in performing fiduciary reviews of World Bank funded projects whose objectives include identifying detailed lessons learned that can be used to strengthen controls in the projects and portfolios and inform the design of future projects in the sector and the country. Ryna has provided forensic audit training to audit bodies and others in client countries, provided advice to or led various strategy and policy initiatives supporting the World Bank’s integrity and corruption risk management framework and provided customized forensic accounting support to teams across World Bank regions, including a number of Fragile and Conflict-Affected situations.
Ryna has over 25 years of experience in forensic accounting, audit and corporate financial accounting and reporting, and in fraud and corruption investigations, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada (CPA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States, with specializations in forensic accounting (IFA) and financial forensics (CFF). She also holds a Master of Forensic Accounting degree (MFAcc) from the University of Toronto.
Ryna joined the World Bank in 2013 from the public accounting sector where she conducted fraud and corruption investigations in various national and international jurisdictions for clients in a range of industries including manufacturing, financial institutions, retail, construction, hospitality as well the non-profit and public sectors, including international organizations.
She has also spoken and provided training to various public and private sector stakeholders on the topics of fraud, corruption and risk management, and provided guidance to clients on anti-fraud programs and controls as well as fraud risk mitigation.