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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 Sri Lanka & the Maldives. He serves as a director of BDO Partners (Pvt) Ltd.

At BDO he heads the Risk Advisory, Cyber and Forensic service lines and has over 19 years of experience in overseeing internal audits, cyber security 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.

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 Tennis World Rankings. He was the overall Tennis Captain and the National Schools Games Captain at Royal College. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Child Protection Society of Ceylon.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Investigations & Litigation Support
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Information System Audits & Cyber Security

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

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc [Hons] – Computing & Information Systems
  • MBA [USQ, AUS]
  • LLM – [Cardiff, Wales] – IT & IP

Certifications

  • 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]

Other Positions

  • Member – Governing Council – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
  • Chairman – Integrated Reporting Council of Sri Lanka

  • Chairman – School of Accounting & Business – CA Sri Lanka

  • Member - Sustainability Standards Disclosure Committee Sri Lanka – CA Sri Lanka

  • Alt. Chairman – Forensic Accounting Faculty

  • Treasurer/ Board Member – ISACA Sri Lanka

  • Member - ACFE Global Advisory Council USA

  • Member – Digital Forensic Advisory Board – EC Council USA

  • Member - Cyber Security Centre of Excellence – SLASSCOM

Former Directorships/Positions

  • Director – BDO Consulting (Pvt) Ltd

  • Director – BDO BPO Services (Pvt) Ltd

  • Director – Nexia Management Services (Pvt) Ltd

  • BT Communications (Pvt) Ltd

  • President – Institute of Internal Auditors Sri Lanka [Affiliated to IIA Global]