Sanjay Sidhu

Sanjay Sidhu

Executive Director, Advisory

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Executive Summary

Sanjay is an Executive Director in multiple Advisory practice areas, as well as an Audit Partner of BDO. He also sits on the BDO Global Risk Advisory Steering Committee and the BDO Global Forensic Leadership Group.

He has over 30 years of assurance, advisory, investigative, dispute resolution and compliance experience. Sanjay also regularly provides Expert Witness testimony in support of forensic and dispute resolution matters.

Sanjay commenced his career in 1991 with Touche Ross & Co in the UK, and proceeded to roles at Ernst & Young in the UK and in Poland. Over a 10-year period, he executed roles in statutory audit, IT audit, data analytics, process transformation and investigations/special audits for across a wide range of industries.

Through the subsequent 11 years, Sanjay held internal audit leadership roles at a number of Fortune 500 companies, based in the Netherlands, and with responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Sanjay joined BDO upon his return to Malaysia in 2012.

Sanjay’s corporate experience spans telecommunications, consumer manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, with a focus on the design, implementation and execution of programmes for US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, healthcare marketing (IFPMA Code) compliance, the conduct of internal FCPA investigations for reporting to the United States DOJ and SEC, and the operation and follow up of whistleblower complaints and resultant internal investigations.

His corporate experience also includes risk assessments; strategic audit plans; financial, operational and compliance audits; Information Systems governance and assurance; Information Systems implementations; financial and operational shared services centres and outsourcing; Sarbanes-Oxley; principal-commissionaire models; and Quality Assurance Reviews.

Country Experience

Malaysia, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa


  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Member of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
  • B.A. (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde