Ruban BDO Malta

Dhayalaruban Thangaraja

Director of Internal Audit

Internal Audit

Executive summary

Ruban is the Director of Internal Audit at BDO Malta and leads the firm's internal audit service line. Ruban has over 14 years of experience in internal auditing, risk management, process improvement, pre-business transaction assistance, and business restructuring.

Prior to joining BDO Malta, Ruban worked at a Big4 firm in Malta, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, where he led internal audit, risk consulting, and M&A transaction engagements in multiple sectors, including financial services, gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, and airlines. Ruban's experience also includes engagements other than internal audits, such as SOX Compliance assistance, Capital Market Readiness assessment, development of Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks, Corporate Governance assessments, training to the C-suite and Management on Risk Management and Internal Audit topics, and Quality Assessment of the Internal Audit function.

Ruban also served as the Deputy Head of Finance for a leading hotel chain in the Maldives, where he developed and implemented process improvement measures to improve the efficiency and control systems of resort operations.


MBA in International Business and Finance, University of West of the Scotland
Certified Internal Auditor (IIA Global)
Certified in Risk Management Assurance (IIA Global)
Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme, University of Oxford
ESG Advisor, EBS University Germany
Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA UK)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (AICPA USA)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)