Audit professional Pyumi Sumanasekara made principal at KPMG Sri Lanka

08 May 2020 2 min. read
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Family Business and Board Governance director Pyumi Sumanasekara has been promoted to the level of Principal at KPMG in Sri Lanka. 

Effective from the beginning of last month, KPMG Sri Lanka audit professional Pyumi M.K. Sumanasekara has been elevated to the level of Principal. A finance and economics master’s holder from the University of Colombo, Sumanasekara first joined KPMG in 2007, and spent one and a half years on secondment at the global professional services firm’s office in the UK.

Together with her time in the Financial Services practice of KPMG UK, Sumanasekara has across the course of her career gained experience in several other international markets, including and on projects in South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and several US cities. She is currently listed as a Family Business and Board Governance director at KPMG Sri Lanka.

According to a statement from the firm announcing her promotion to Principal, Sumanasekara’s client work is focused on helping businesses to streamline their operations and growth including as to various assurance and advisory projects such as business transformation, risk identification, policy development, sustainability assurance, and process and internal control improvements.

Pyumi Sumanasekara, Principal at KPMG

Shortly after joining the firm, Sumanasekara became the youngest Chartered Accountant in the country, and is now a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Sri Lanka (FCA) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (ACMA). She is also a Financial Risk Manager from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

As per the firm’s website, KPMG Sri Lanka presently has four female members among its partnership team, including Shamila Jayasekara (Head of Tax & Regulatory), Ranjani Joseph ( Head of Banking Services and Markets), Thamali Rodrigo (Global Assurance, Family Business and Board Advisory leader), and Kamaya Perera, who leads the its management consulting division.

Overall, KPMG Sri Lanka – which was founded in 1897 and is the oldest chartered accountancy in the country with an approximate headcount of 1,400 professionals and associates – is led by managing partner Reyaz Mihular, who in 2018 replaced Abdullah Al Fozan to become the first Sri Lankan to chair KPMG’s Middle East and South Asia geography, which spans 30-plus offices in 15 countries.