Sear Yagana

Sear Yagana is a Principal in Global Internal Audit & Advisory, responsible for the strategy and execution of various assurance, advisory and risk management activities. He is based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Sear was the Head of Global Finance Audit at Capital One. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at PwC, advising global financial services clients in the UK, Australia and USA. He also led PwC's Washington Metro Financial Services Internal Audit Practice.

Sear has significant experience in operational, financial and compliance evaluations, gained through providing assurance and advisory services to global institutions. He has led large and complex internal audit and second-line engagements in accounting, finance, valuations, fund management, investment lifecycle, operations, compliance, and risk management. He has also led internal audit functional assessments against regulatory expectations and leading practices.

Sear holds an MA in finance and investment from the University of Exeter (UK) and a Postgraduate Certificate in financial services- FinTech from the University of Oxford. He is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).