Gizem Taştemel, CFE

Seda Bayraktar

Professional Experience and Expertise

Gizem has more than 10 years of experience in investigations and digital forensics. She works as a Manager in Forensic & Integrity Services at Cerebra.

As a forensic accountant and fraud investigator, Gizem conducts and manages investigations related to allegations of bribery, corruption, assets misappropriation, fraudulent financial statements across a wide range of sectors. She specializes in the examination and analysis of evidence on digital devices and leads the digital forensics practice at Cerebra.

Gizem has led a broad range of matters including evidence gathering, electronic discovery, data analytics, interviews of key witnesses, reviews of digital data, analysis of financial transactions, fraud risk management and preventive and detective anti-fraud controls. Furthermore, Gizem has a strong focus on electronic data review (device imaging, document review, and production, chain of custody management, data inventory, and destruction exercise).

She has managed teams of various professionals and ensured the proper coordination between the different teams of clients, counsels, and forensic practitioners. She also has worked closely with international law firms and Turkish corporations to assist with their complex multijurisdictional e-discovery projects and regulatory investigations.

Professional Membership & Certification

She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has an active position in The Institute of Internal Auditors Turkey (IIA-Turkey), Corporate Communications Committee.

Education & Language

Gizem graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Business Administration in 2013. She speaks English.