Nishan Fernando is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant with Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and is a Graduate of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.

He counts over 30 years of experience, during which period he has held the position of CFO/ Head of Finance at leading corporates in Sri Lanka.

Nishan is a Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has served on the International Accounting Education Standards Board of the International Federation of Accountants, and its Consultative Advisory Board. He has also served on the Board of South Asian Federation of Accountants. He is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Asia Oceanian Standards Setters’ Group and is the Chair Elect for 2022-2023. He had been a Commission Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and also served on the Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board, Governing Boards of Postgraduate Institute of Management and of National Institute of Business Management.

He has been serving on the Sri Lanka Accounting Standards Committee for over sixteen years and chaired it in 2009-2013 during which period Sri Lanka fully converged with IFRS. He has also been chairing the SLFRS Implementation and Interpretation Committee of CA Sri Lanka.

Other principal appointments –

Managing Director: BDO Consulting (Pvt) Limited