A highly experienced, results and deadlines driven, business focussed, senior finance professional, consultant and advisor who has worked extensively in the United Kingdom and India as well as carrying out assignments throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and North America. A partner in one of the leading international accounting and professional services firms and a non-executive director on the board of UK India Business Council India Private Limited.
An effective networker and committed contributor to business, educational and social organisations in the community. Currently President of the British Business Group Delhi. Has been a School Governor in the United Kingdom and in India, including serving as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Currently specially co-opted on to the Finance Committee and the Buildings Working Group of the British School New Delhi.
UK qualified Chartered Accountant (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) with more than 40 years’ experience.
Has experience of working in more than 50 countries, in a wide variety of industries and organisations and as a company director in more than 12 countries.
Has overseen and managed the acquisition (including target identification, initial assessment, due diligence and integration) of businesses in India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Kingdom, etc
Extensive experience in identifying (and, where required, designing) and implementing suitable and adequate management information reporting systems and internal control and compliance systems
Extensive experience in statutory reporting requirements
As auditor, consultant, advisor and investigator has extensive experience of a wide range of commercial, industrial, professional and governmental organisations in India, the United Kingdom and many parts of Europe. Experience of a wide variety of industries in India and Europe. Particular experience in the security services, facility services, educational services, business process outsourcing, IT services, building and construction, shipping, transportation, warehousing and distribution industries as well as other service and manufacturing. Extensive experience of financial services, media, professional services and telecommunications. Has undertaken assignments involving major Indian companies as well as major multinational companies in India. Has also provided services to overseas SME entities in respect of Indian opportunities.
Specialities: Start-ups, inward investments into India, outward investments from India, acquisitions, investigations, recruitment, training and development of financial personnel, business focussed financial advice, professional services practice management.