Who We Are

HASH Directors

Petri Basson

Petri has a unique skill set with experience in finance and IT, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) as well as Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).

In the latter part of his career he has focused on digital assets and worked with some of the largest funds and service providers in the space. Petri is also the chairman of the Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands (BACI) and sits on the steering committee of Digital Cayman and the Crypto Currency Security Standard (CCSS).

Work History

Director IT Advisory - KPMG

As a Director leading the KPMG Cayman Blockchain practice from a technical perspective I was responsible for:

  • The development of audit approaches for digital assets
  • The development plan for digital asset auditing tools
  • Technical documentation on different blockchains
  • Technical reviews and assessment of different staking and consensus algorithms
  • Leading the KPMG Cayman Blockchain technical and development team
  • Budgeting and planning for all development projects
  • Client care and client relationships
  • Performance of SOC1 & 2 engagement on digital asset service provider

Senior Manager - IT Advisory - KPMG

As a senior manager in IT Advisory I was  focused on the developments of KPMG in the Cayman Islands’ blockchain audit capabilities. This involves the following:


  • Development of blockchain audit methodology
  • Detailed testing of controls over custody and ownership of assets
  • Development of KPMG blockchain explorer tools
  • Development of API’s to different exchanges
  • Managing a development team
  • Running Agile development and setting up and managing sprints
  • Detail documentation around System Development Lifecycle
  • Performing User Acceptance testing

National Information Security Officer (NITSO) delegate - KPMG

As part of the KPMG Cayman Islands IT Security department performing the NITSO delegate role I performed the  following:


  • Performance of monthly security reviews such as firewall reviews, access reviews etc.
  • Development and updating of policies and procedures
  • Development of internal training to staff
  • Internal phishing emails
  • Review of compliance to international standards such as ISO27001
  • Designing internal awareness emails
  • Performing internal security audits
  • Review of all security events

Associations and Non for Profits

Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands (BACI)

Petri currently serves as the Chairman of the Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands.

Digital Cayman

Petri currently sits on the steering committee of Digital Cayman, chairs the Virtual Assets committee and co-chairs the educations committee.

Cryptocurrency Security Standard (CCSS)

Petri currently sits on the steering committee of the CCSS working towards the development and implementation of the CCSS.


Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP)

Petri has obtained his Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) qualification presented by the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4).

Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

Petri has obtained the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) qualification which includes at least five years of relevant work experience and a written examination on the five CISA domains.

  • Information Systems
  • Governance
  • Information Systems, Acquisition, Development and Implementation
  • Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience
  • Protection of Information Assets

Chartered Accountant South Africa (CA(SA))

Petri has obtained his CA(SA) professional designation which includes 3 years of articles (practical experience) and two qualifying exams.

IT Certificates - Rhodes University (South Africa)

Petri has obtained the following IT related certificates from Rhodes University:

  • Certificate in Risk and Controls
  • Certificate in IT Strategic Planning and Governance
  • Certificate in Systems Development and Implementation
  • Certificate in Business Continuity
  • Certificate in Technical Infrastructure and Operational Practices
  • Certificate in Protection of Information Assets

BCom Accounting Science - Honors - University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Petri completed his honors degree in Accounting sciences at the University of Pretoria and also obtained Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA).

If you want to get in touch and discuss how we can help you please contact us at: hello@hash.direct