Job Title: Chair
Country: Sri Lanka
Arjuna Herath, FCA, CGMA, FCMA, became Chair of the IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee in January 2017, having served as a member of the committee since 2013. He was nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Herath is a Senior Partner at Ernst & Young, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Mr. Herath is the Immediate Past President and a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also served as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Board, the Sri Statutory Accounting Standards Committee of Sri Lanka, Statutory Auditing Standards Committee in Sri Lanka, and the Advisory Commission on Company Law. He has also served on many boards of corporate entities.
Mr. Herath is actively involved in the international accountancy profession—he is the Immediate Past President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants and was a Board member of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants.
In 2014, Mr. Herath was selected as one of 20 leaders in commerce and industry by Lanka Monthly Digest, a prestigious business journal in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Herath has a BSc degree from the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in the UK, and an MA in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo.