Seto Bagdoyan

Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

Seto Bagdoyan is currently a director for audit services in the US Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Forensic Audits & Investigative Service (FAIS) mission team. In FAIS, Mr. Bagdoyan leads audits of major federal programs focusing on a range of program-integrity and risk-management issues. During his GAO career, Mr. Bagdoyan has served in a variety of positions, including as legislative advisor in GAO’s Office of Congressional Relations and as assistant director for homeland security. He has also served on congressional details with the Senate Finance Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security. Mr. Bagdoyan has extensive international experience (as a presenter and discussant) at fraud-risk management conferences, including in the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, and France. He has been the lead GAO witness at numerous congressional hearings before House and Senate committees on a range of topics, including fraud risks in major federal programs. In his private-sector career, Mr. Bagdoyan has held a number of senior advisory positions in consulting firms, most recently focusing on political risk and homeland security. He holds a BA degree in international relations/economics from Claremont McKenna College; an MBA in strategy from Pepperdine University, School of Business & Management; a Certificate in strategic decision making from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business; and a Certificate in leadership from American University.