Shahryar Shaghaghi leads the firm’s Technology Advisory Services practice and is Head of BDO International Cybersecurity, having more than 25 years of experience providing information technology (IT), operations and risk management consulting services to global organizations. Shahryar led one of the largest and most complex global cybersecurity implementations in the world at Citigroup, and is a recognized thought-leader on cybersecurity. He is a member of the AICPA’s Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC) Cybersecurity working groups, along with other major accounting firms, developing a cybersecurity attestation service that will help auditors identify cyber risk.
A trusted advisor to a range of clients, Shahryar has significant experience developing strategy and implementing effective programs that increase profitability and manage cost, risk and compliance. He has implemented transformation programs, including application development, IT infrastructure management, digital transformation, IT due diligence, IT financial management, cybersecurity, business continuity and sourcing strategy. He also implemented compliance programs related to enforcement actions, including AML/KYC, OFAC, FATCA and Dodd-Frank.
Prior to joining BDO, Shahryar was a Partner at Kurt Salmon, expanding CIO Advisory Services, and a Director of Transformation with Citigroup, leading strategic and reengineering initiatives for its Global Operations, Technology and Citi Transaction Services groups. He is a former Partner with Deloitte Consulting, where he formed and led their first information security consulting offerings, and spent the early part of his career with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.
ASEC Cybersecurity Working Group – Member
Center for Audit Quality – Cybersecurity Committee
M.S., Software Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S., Computer Science, Bethune-Cookman University