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Ashane Jayasekara, Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Cyber Security and Fraud & Forensics

Ashane Jayasekara

Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Cyber Security and Fraud & Forensics

Tel: +94-11-2421878-79-70

Mobile: +94-77-7704777

Fax: +94-11-2336064

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Executive Summary

Ashane is the Deputy Managing Partner of BDO in Sri Lanka & the Managing Partner for BDO in the Maldives. He is an International Liaison Partner [ILP] for BDO in Sri Lanka & the Maldives. He heads Risk Advisory, Cyber and Forensic services and has over 18 years of experience in overseeing internal audits, information systems audits and compliance audits in private, publicly listed, multinational and government enterprises across a range of sectors, including retail, banking, manufacturing, logistics, airlines, hotel and healthcare. He has overseen many forensic audits and provided litigation support for cases ranging from arbitration hearings to Magistrates and High Court cases.

Ashane leads the Human Capital function of the firm and is passionate about creating a diverse and digital workforce. As the IT Director and Privacy Champion he oversees the IS security and privacy functions in the Firm. He joined BDO in 2009 as a Director and was made Partner in 2010. He has served as a director of BDO Consulting [Pvt] Ltd, BDO BPO Services [Pvt] Ltd and Nexia Management Services [Pvt] Ltd affiliated to B. R. De Silva & Co, a member firm of Nexia International. He was a director of BT Communications (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of British Telecom UK.

He currently serves as a Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Alt. Chairman of the Integrated Reporting Council of Sri Lanka. He also serves as a Member of the Corporate Governance Faculty and the Forensic Accounting Faculty.

He was the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Sri Lanka Chapter affiliated to IIA Global USA in the years 2012 and 2013 and prior to his appointment as President, served the IIA Sri Lanka Chapter in various capacities including Governor, Vice President, Chairman of CIA certifications and as Secretary. Ashane currently serves as a Board Director/Chair Audit Committee of the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter affiliated to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association based in the USA. At ISACA he has held the positions of Director Marketing and Director Academic Affairs and Research.

Ashane is a visiting faculty member at leading state and private sector universities and has played a pioneering role in the introduction and delivery of Fraud & Forensic Accounting as a subject in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Sri Lanka. He is the Course Director of the Certified Internal Auditor Training Program conducted at the Academy of Finance, Colombo 3.

Outside of work Ashane is a keen tennis player and was a former National Player Ranked No 1 in the Under 18 Junior Boys in Sri Lanka and was ranked 557 in the ITF Junior World Rankings. He was also the overall Tennis Captain and the National Schools Games Captain at Royal College. He also serves as the Treasurer of Child Protection Society of Ceylon.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Investigations
  • Internal Audits
  • IT Audits, Infrastructure & Security Consulting

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow Member [FCA] - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
  • Fellow Member [FCMA] - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK
  • Fellow Member [FBCS] - British Computer Society UK

Qualifications and Certifications

  • BSc [Hons] – Computing & Information Systems
  • MBA [USQ, AUS]
  • CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner [ACFE, USA]
  • CIA – Certified Internal Auditor [IIA Global, USA]
  • CFSA – Certified Financial Services Auditor [IIA Global, USA]
  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor [ISACA, USA]
  • CHFI- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator – [EC Council]