Ashane

Ashane Jayasekara

Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Forensic & IT Advisory Services

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 heads the Risk Advisory, Information Systems Audit and Fraud & Forensics Service Practice in the firm. He has overall responsibility for the Human Capital and IT functions in the Firm.

He joined BDO in 2009 as a Director and was made Partner in 2010. He has over 17 years of experience in overseeing process reviews, corporate governance assessments, risk assessments, root-cause analysis and internal audit assignments. He has also managed as the lead client service professional, fraud & forensic investigations and Information System 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 prepared Forensic Audit reports for cases ranging from arbitration hearings to Magistrates and High Court cases. 

He has served as a director of BDO Consulting [Pvt] Ltd, BDO BPO Services [Pvt] Ltd and Nexia Management Services [Pvt] affiliated to B. R. De Silva & Co, a member firm of Nexia International. 

He was the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Sri Lanka Chapter 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 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.

In the Institute of Chartered Accountants [CA] of Sri Lanka, he currently serves as a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, Member of the Board of Studies of the School of Accounting & Business and Member of the Forensic Accounting Faculty. He was the Chairman of the Information Technology [IT] Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in 2016/17 and has served on numerous committees at CA Sri Lanka including, Member Relations, Branding, Student Training, Education & Library and Audit Sub Committees.

Ashane is a visiting lecturer at leading state and private sector universities and has played a pioneering role in the introduction 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.

He serves in a leadership capacity in a number of community and non-profit organisations.

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.

 

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
  • Member - Institute of Internal Auditors, IIA Global - USA
  • Member – ISACA USA

 

Qualifications and Certifications

  • BSc [Hons]
  • MBA [USQ, AUS]
  • CIA – Certified Internal Auditor [IIA Global, USA]
  • CFSA – Certified Financial Services Auditor [IIA Global, USA]
  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor [ISACA, USA]