Cristina Peano


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I am a Director of Protiviti (Milan, Italy office), with responsibilities on both business development and projects management.
My areas of expertise are Corporate Governance, Internal Audit and Fraud Prevention&Detection, Compliance and Tax Control Framework.
I assist clients in manufacturing, consumer, construction and transportation industries mostly.

I am a CIA, CRMA, CFE and active member of IIA (AIIA), ACFE as well as WWCDA.

Selected projects performed / managed include:
- Internal Audit related, such as i) IA function start up, ii) full outsourcing in mid-size listed companies, iii) major co-sourcing engagements (up to 1.000 + man days per year), iv) definition of IA functions methodologies and manuals, v) high value audits and licensing audits, vi) operational, financial and compliance audits, vii) ICS adequacy assessments;
- Fraud investigations and incident analysis in listed companies;
- Compliance - projects on various relevant laws such as (but not limited to) Legge Risparmio 262/05; D.Lgs. 231/01; Sarbanes-Oxley Act, JSox, Money Laundering Italian Law, “Codice di Autodisciplina di Borsa Italiana” and other listed companies specific regulations;
- Tax Control Frameworks design and implementation support in Italian Multinational Groups;
- Procedures, checklists, manuals and guidelines drafting for operative, accounting, management reporting, SOX and other purposes;
- Training sessions and public presentations on above mentioned topics (Italy and abroad), for clients and organizations, such as American Chamber, Borsa Italiana and ANDAF;
- Enterprise Risk Management - start up of newly born RM functions, supporting Risk Managers in risk universe identification, risks prioritization, risk management actions definition, risk management process desing.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • White Collar Crime

Law or Graduate School Name

  • Università Commerciale L.Bocconi