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Yugen Pillay, Audit Partner

Yugen Pillay

Audit Partner

BDO Johannesburg

+27 (0) 84 666 7018

+27 (0) 11 488 1700




Yugen Pillay is a partner in the Audit department. He also forms part of the public sector team and regularly provides insights and commentary on matters impacting the economy and on public finances. Yugen has also produced several thought leadership articles on public financial management. Amongst other memberships, Yugen is also a member of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He is also a certified USAID and CDC practitioner and currently participates on the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) public sector forum.

Before joining BDO in 2013, Yugen headed up several audit, internal audit and risk management engagements both in the private and public sectors’. In addition to having an in-depth knowledge of the public sector environment, Yugen also has experience in following sectors;

  • Aviation
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Pension and Retirement funds
  • Property
  • Non-profit organisations


  • Bcom(Acc)(Hons)
  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
  • Forensic Practitioner (South Africa)
  • Registered Auditor


Yugen is a member of SAICA, IRBA, IIA and the ICFP and speaks both Afrikaans and English.