Business Leader and professionally qualified accountant (FCMA, FCMA UK, CGMA, FPA, CIA). Performed CFO/Group CFO/CSO (Chief Strategy / Investment Officer) and Acting GM/CEO roles in large, public listed & multinational FMCG / Manufacturing / Healthcare companies, with region-wide responsibility, based out of the GCC (UAE, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain) & Asia, for the wider Middle East & Africa regions.
Drove high impact strategic/operational/change management projects on country & region wide basis e.g. business expansions - M&A & organic, route to market models, market entries, VAT/Excise/IFRS transitions, ERP systems implementation, debt restructuring, cash management, policy design etc. Set up back-offices / shared services and front line commercial processes (S&OP, investment, innovation etc.) to drive efficiencies.
Passionate about developing talent; has led large, culturally diverse & multi-country, functional / cross-functional teams to enable business transformations.