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Sanjay Sidhu, Executive Director, Advisory

Sanjay Sidhu

Executive Director, Advisory

BDO Malaysia

+603 2616 2813



With over 30 years of assurance, advisory and compliance experience, Sanjay currently manages a portfolio of forensic, Internal Audit, and risk and governance engagements across a range of industries. Sanjay also regularly provides Expert Witness testimony in support of forensic engagements.

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, Sanjay executed roles in statutory audit, IT audit, data analytics, and investigations/special audits for clients in heavy manufacturing, oil & gas, retail, financial services, airport operations and local government.

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 (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 whistle-blower 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


  • 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)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Member of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)