Ashane Jayasekara, Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Forensic & IT Advisory Services

Ashane Jayasekara

Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Forensic & IT Advisory Services

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

Mobile: +94-77-7704777

Fax: +94-11-2336064



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, Cyber Security and Fraud & Forensics Service Practice in the firm. Ashane leads the people strategy and organisation of the firm and is passionate about creating a diverse and digital workforce. As the IT Director and Chief Privacy Officer he oversees the IS security strategy and privacy function 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 corporate governance reviews, risk assessments 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 also managed as the lead client service professional, fraud & forensic investigations and 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] Ltd 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 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.

At the Institute of Chartered Accountants [CA] of Sri Lanka, he currently serves as a Member of the Governing Council, Corporate Governance Committee, Forensic Accounting Faculty and Board Member of the Board of Management of the School of Accounting & Business.  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 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.

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.

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

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


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]