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Former big four partner joins BDO

Mid-tier firm BDO has announced the hire of a former big-four partner in its technology advisory team.

Appointments Jotham Lian 05 November 2019
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BDO has appointed Kamal Prasad as a partner in its technology advisory team in its Sydney office.

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Mr Prasad, a former EY partner in performance improvement advisory with a focus on digital supply chain and operations, will now help BDO deliver large-scale technology transformation projects for its clients.

According to BDO, Mr Prasad has over 20 years of experience, having successfully led and delivered multiple large-scale transformation projects for corporates, government FMCGs and technology leaders, including Woolworth, Coles, Goodman Fielder, Caltex, Unilever, Fonterra, Nufarm, nbn, Telstra and Transport for NSW.

BDO Sydney’s managing partner, Grant Saxon, said Mr Prasad’s appointment signalled the increasing demand from clients needing expert advice in delivering large-scale technology projects.

“With the increasing focus on AI, data streaming and cloud software applications, the alignment between corporate strategies and IT strategies is more important than ever before,” Mr Saxon said.

“Integrating technology into a business strategy and operating model from the ground up is the most effective way to maximise efficiency and minimise risk.”

Likewise, BDO Sydney partner in charge of advisory Sebastian Stevens said Mr Prasad’s appointment would help bolster the technology advisory team.

“This group specialises in projects that are focused on the redesign of technology architecture and the transformation of IT operating models,” Mr Stevens said.

“Our technology advisory team works closely with chief information officers (CIOs), chief data officers (CDOs) and IT executives throughout the technology life cycle to define strategy, maximise value and enable enhanced business performance. We can also help to identify and manage technology risk.

“We’re delighted that Kamal is joining BDO’s technology advisory team.”

Former big four partner joins BDO
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Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian is the news editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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