Johan Kruger heads our Governance, Compliance & Investigations Practice.
Johan has been involved in the forensic investigation environment for more than 24 years and has extensive experience in fraud prevention, detection and investigation.
After starting his career as a legal advisor to the SA Police Service in 1991, he was recruited to establish a forensic capability for the Auditor-General in 1997. In 1999, he was recruited for a similar purpose by Mobile Telephone Networks as Group Manager: Forensics. Between 2002 and 2006 he served as a director of Ramathe Fivaz Forensic and Investigative Accounting Services and Ernst & Young.
He frequently represents clients in arbitration before the various bargaining councils relating specifically to white collar crime committed in the workplace and has extensive experience in the investigation of fraud and corruption in other jurisdictions in Africa. He has also drafted and implemented a number of comprehensive fraud prevention strategies for a diverse range of clients and has dealt extensively with compliance and other fraud-related issues specifically addressed in the Public Finance Management Act and Municipal Finance Management Act.
He is a specialist in procurement and supply chain management matters and has conducted numerous investigations into Ponzi and pyramid schemes and other financial fraud.
He further specialises in matters related to compliance to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. He has lectured in related subjects at the University of Pretoria and was an external moderator for the University of the Free State. He currently lectures part time at the University of South Africa in the Programme in Forensic and Investigative Auditing.
Johan has a B.Iuris from the University of the Free State, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of South Africa and a Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.
- Chambers and Partners 2018 ranked Johan in Band 1 for Corporate Investigations.
- Chambers and Partners 2016 and 2017 ranked Johan in Band 1 for Corporate Investigations.
Johan Kruger attracts praise for his excellent track record in large forensic investigations, with notable proficiency in fraud prevention and white-collar crime concerns. Market commentators recognise his “very good reputation” and describe him as “an excellent investigator.”
– Chambers and Partners 2017
“Johan Kruger garners praise from sources for his expertise in white-collar crime and experience managing complex inquiries. Market observers say: “He is a very experienced practitioner, and is very much focused on achieving practical results.””
– Chambers and Partners 2016