Maximilien Roche is a French national with a diverse educational background in business law, accounting, business administration and political science.

He started his career in the Paris office of a Big 4 audit firm, first in Financial Audit and then in Forensic Audit and Compliance Consulting.

He then joined the Geneva HQ of multinational technology company STMicroelectronics to set up a global anti-fraud function within the company, overseeing several pillars of the organization’s business ethics program, under the Chief Audit & Risk Executive.

After a few years, he moved to the non-for-profit sector by joining the World Economic Forum’s HQ in Geneva, first as a Community Manager for the Forum’s Anti-Corruption Initiative and later as the global Risk & Compliance Officer for the organization.

He holds 4 professional certifications amongst which Certified Fraud Examine (CFE)r, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I).

As a Compliance Expert for ISA-Lex avocats, he supports companies and not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to meet stakeholders’ expectations and operating consistently with their stated principles. He designs and implements resilient integrity programs at governance and/or operations level.


  • Maîtrise in Business Law from Paris-Saclay Université, France
  • Masters’ Degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris, France
  • MBA from ESSEC Business School, Paris, France
  • Masters Degree in Accounting, Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion, France


  • French: mother tongue
  • English: fluent (spoken and written)