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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 & Advisory Leader for BDO in Sri Lanka & the Managing Partner for BDO in the Maldives. He is specialized in Risk, Fraud & Forensics and IT Advisory. Ashane overseas the human resources, information technology and privacy functions in the Firm.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in information systems from the London Metropolitan University and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner [CFE-USA], a Certified Internal Auditor [CIA - USA], a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator [CHFI - EC Council] and a Certified Information’s Systems Auditor [CISA -USA].

He joined BDO in 2009 as a Director and was made Partner in 2010. He has over 18 years of experience in overseeing engagements in governance, risk and compliance [GRC] in private, publicly listed, multinational and government enterprises across a range of sectors, including retail, banking, manufacturing, logistics, leisure, telco and healthcare. As the head of fraud & forensic investigations he has provided litigation support to numerous 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, BT Communications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Nexia Management Services [Pvt] Ltd affiliated to B. R. De Silva & Co, a member firm of Nexia International. He articled at Messrs. B.R. De Silva & Co.

Ashane holds multiple honorary leadership roles in many professional institutions. At the Institute of Chartered Accountants [CA] of Sri Lanka, he currently serves as a Member of the Governing Council, Corporate Governance Faculty, Forensic Accounting Faculty and a Board Member of the Board of Management of the School of Accounting & Business [SAB]. 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.

He was the President of the Board of Governors 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 Programs 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. He is also an EXCO member of the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CSCx) of the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the national chamber for the knowledge and innovation industry in Sri Lanka. He was conferred fellowship of the British Computer Society [BCS] based in London UK and currently serves as a member of the UK Programs, Policy and Practice committee of the BCS.

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 [CIA]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 serves as the Treasurer of the Child Protection Society of Ceylon and a member of the Audit Committees at Caritas Sri Lanka and the Royal College Union.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Investigations & Litigation Support
  • 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
  • Associate – Singapore Institute of Arbitrators [Siarb]

Qualifications and Certifications

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