Vasantha Kumaran , Executive Director, Advisory

Vasantha Kumaran

Executive Director, Advisory

BDO Kuala Lumpur

+603 2616 2803



Vasantha, with over 18 years experience in information systems, IT governance and telecommunications, headed the IT Governance and Security portfolio at UMW Group prior to joining BDO Malaysia in 2015.

He is an expert in helping organisations defining their IT Governance framework to align IT investments with business goals, utilizing COBIT, ISO 27001 and ITIL to establish IT governance, IT security, PMO processes and ensuring compliance to IS audits. He has strong experience in business development activities along with project management, process automation IT Portfolio/Project Management solution implementation.

Vasantha currently leads all WebTrust for Certification Authorities (CA) engagements for BDO Malaysia (Licensed WebTrust Practitioner). In an environment where strict and rapid changes to standards and requirements mandated by browsers other regulators alike, his experience and knowledge in the field of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and WebTrust auditing controls and criteria provides valuable insight for CAs’ in aligning their business processes with relevant regulatory and compliance standards.

He has managed the Group IT Security services and enforcement as part of IT Governance best practices and compliance. These services were provided to all SBU’s and OPCO’s within the UMW Group of companies previously.

Vasantha started his career in telecommunications in the UK, providing engineering and mobility solutions services to the likes of British Telecoms and various Tier-1 European and Asian operators like Vodafone, Orange, SLT, Aircel, KDDI, PCCW Global amongst many and incumbent in-country operators across the globe. Upon his return to Malaysia he worked with TM, Maxis, Celcom, DiGi, MDeC, and Astro amongst many other service providers and industry players in a similar capacity.

Vasantha has broad experience in understanding of Information Technology and Telecommunications industries through his years of industry applications and provisioning services, covering a wide spectrum of the industry and knowing its requirements for the best service delivery.


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.), Information Systems (UK)
  • Certified ISO 27001 (ISMS) Lead Auditor
  • COBIT 5 Certified Practitioner in IT Governance
  • Certified in ISDN and SS7 Signal Protocols