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
Mr. Herath is a Senior Partner at Ernst & Young, Sri Lanka and Maldives. He serves as a
Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and is a
member of the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Board.
He has also served on many boards of corporate entities.
Mr. Herath is actively involved in the international accountancy profession—he is the 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