Catherine Tornare-Cottet Director – Audit Industry, Services, Institutions Geneva +41 22 718 41 59

Catherine Tornare-Cottet is Director of the industry, services and other audits service line in Geneva and Lausanne.

Professional experience

Before joining first Baker Tilly Spiess SA and now Grant Thornton, Catherine Tornare-Cottet worked for more than 20 in a Big4, where she was a licensed audit expert and FINMA auditor for banks, securities traders and managers of collective investment schemes. She also worked as head of internal audit of the International business and Senior Executive Divisions of a cantonal bank in Romandie.

Her responsibilities at Grant Thornton cover a wide range of local and international clients operating in services and trading, and also non-profit entities. She is highly proficient in auditing in compliance with the requirements of IFRS, Swiss GAAP FER and the Swiss Code of Obligations.

She also has extensive experience of individual commissions (capital increase, agreed procedures and other certifications) and conducting internal audits for financial companies and expert assessments.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Catherine Tornare-Cottet is an audit expert licensed by the Swiss Federal Audit Oversight Authority and a certified accountant.

She holds an MSc in Commercial and Industrial Sciences (Corporate Management) from the University of Geneva. Catherine Tornare-Cottet is also a member of EXPERTsuisse and its Section Geneva.


In addition to her native language of French, Catherine Tornare-Cottet speaks fluently English and has a working knowledge of German.

  • audit expert
  • certified accountant
  • MSc in Commercial and Industrial Sciences
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