Dhayalaruban Thangaraja

Associate Director, Risk Consulting Advisory Services

KPMG in Malta

Ruban is an Associate Director within KPMG Malta’s Risk Consulting Advisory practice. Ruban has over 12 years of experience in internal auditing, risk management, process improvement, pre-business transaction assistance and business restructuring.

Ruban currently leads internal audit and risk-added advisory engagements in KPMG Malta. Before joining KPMG Malta, Ruban was attached to KPMG Sri Lanka and KPMG Maldives, where he led internal audit, risk consulting and M&A transaction engagements in multiple sectors, including financial services, hospitality, manufacturing and airlines. Ruban also functioned as a Deputy Head of Finance for a leading hotel chain in Maldives, where he developed and implemented process improvement measures to improve the efficiency and control systems of the resort, including the development of procedure manuals.

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 (including Risk Registers, Risk Appetite Statements, Risk Policies and Risk Assessment models), Corporate Governance assessments, training to C-Suite and Management on Risk Management and Internal Audit topics, ICAAP/ILAAP report reviews and Quality assessment of Internal Audit Function.

  • Advisory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services
  • Transaction Processing
  • Masters of Business Administration (International Business and Finance), University of West of Scotland

  • Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme, University of Oxford

  • Certified Internal Auditor (IIA Global)

  • Certified in Risk Management Assurance (IIA Global)

  • Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA UK)

  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (AICPA USA)

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)