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Chetan Sehgal, CAMS, CFF, CFI, CPA, CA, DIFA, MAcc

Partner, Advisory

Executive summary

Chetan is a Partner in BDO's Toronto office. With over 20 years of professional accounting and advisory services, Chetan is a seasoned expert. He specializes in managing complex disputes, investigations, insurance claims, and construction delay claim matters requiring loss quantification and expert witness testimony.

Chetan has an exclusive focus in the area of civil litigation, criminal litigation, and commercial insurance loss matters. He conducts complex financial fraud investigations and provides damages quantification expertise to the legal community, insurance professionals, corporations, C-Suite executives, board of directors, special committees, and policing authorities.

Chetan regularly prepares expert reports for courts, arbitrations (domestic and international), and other tribunals and has provided expert witness testimony in court and arbitrations. He has been retained as a joint expert by opposing parties and performed the duties of a court appointed inspector.

Chetan works with companies of varying sizes from all major industries and all jurisdictions in Canada and around the globe. He has a particular focus in the real estate and construction, financial services, not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing and distribution, and natural resources industries.

Chetan has served as an Adjunct Professor and a regular speaker, providing his thought leadership in the field of forensic accounting.

In addition, as BDO Canada's Country Coordinating Partner with India, Chetan assists BDO clients in navigating the compliance, regulatory, and cultural issues they face when engaging in cross-border business involving Canada and India.

Practice area

BDO Canada – Head of Infrastructure Practice Group
Forensic Disputes & Investigations Services 
Practice Leader – Insurance Claims | Construction Claims

Professional affiliations

Member, Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada (ACFI)
Member, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)
Member, Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
Member, The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
Member, Mining Insurance Risk Association (MIRA)
Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS)

Professional designations and education

Certified in Financial Forensics (2014)
Certified Forensic Investigator (2014)
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) (2013)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) (2010)
Investigative and Forensic Accountant (CA-IFA) (2010)
Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA) (2008)
Chartered Accountant (CA) (2005)
Master of Accounting (MAcc), University of Waterloo (2003)
Bachelor of Arts (Accounting), University of Waterloo (2002)

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