- B Commerce – Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
- CA(M) – Chartered Accountant
- Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
- FCPA (Aust.) – A Fellow Member of CPA Australia
Focus: Group Finance, Business Support Services and Corporate Finance
Sivaruban was appointed as a Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2016. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Director with KPMG Malaysia from March 2013 in the external audit division. Between March 1999 to February 2013, he held positions of senior associate, manager, senior manager in the external audit division of Ernst and Young Malaysia.
Sivaruban has 16 years of experience in servicing clients involved in various industries such as construction, property development, shipping, trading and manufacturing, health care, transportation, automotive, microelectronics, oil and gas, hospitality as well as non governmental organisations. He served clients locally and from other jurisdictions which includes United States of America, United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, UAE, India and Turkey.
He has led several statutory audits for major public listed companies and regional group audits. Sivaruban has also significant experience in managing several Initial Public Offer exercises as Reporting Accountants, which includes reviewing budgets and profit forecast, long form / short form accountants report for the purpose of submission to the Securities Commission. These audits required the understanding and application of various accounting and auditing standards.
Apart from leading large group statutory audits, Sivaruban has also varied experience in due diligence, review of profit forecast and projections, internal audit and consultancy. In addition, he has in depth knowledge in internal control and financial reporting.
Sivaruban is the Chief Financial Officer at Axcelasia Inc. and Executive Director at Axcelasia Global Business Services.