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Ramesh Kumar Cheruvathur

Candidate ID: 1537545

Career Summary

Excellent leader with a track record of documented contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity, and enhanced internal controls. Proven ability to harmoniously manage the daily operations of the firm with a talent for Finance & Accounts.

Skill Set

Financial Management,budget ,costing, Accounts , Risk management ,working capital ,funds Flow

Professional Information

Total Experience : 35

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Management Post Graduates

Job Function : Accounts / Tax / CS / Audit / Finance

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile



Corporate finance executive offering over 30 years of demonstrable success in building, leading, and advising corporations through complex restructuring, international expansion and capital markets transactions.
Accomplished in negotiating transactions and favourable terms with commercial and investment banks. Excellent leader with a track record of documented contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity, and enhanced internal controls. Proven ability to harmoniously manage the daily operations of the firm with a talent for Finance & Accounts, in line with industry best practices. Well versed with the formulation and implementation of policy, procedures and compliance. Now seeking to apply considerable skills and experience towards a challenging and varied role.


• Introduced cost control measures that increased margins significantly within a short time frame at AAN
• Started as a base level employee at DWI and achieved a series of promotions through to No 2 in the company
• Introduced new ERP oracle financial systems at DWI alongside accounting controls
• Oversaw a 78million SAR insurance claim following a major fire in manufacturing locations
• Achieved realistic rate of absorption of overheads through effective capacity utilisation
• Liaised and negotiated with banks to raise funds at favourable terms


AAN Global Telecom, Dubai & Bangalore, Group CFO Feb 2017 – Present
• Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives within Media, Software and Telecoms; alongside monitoring and directing the implementation of strategic business plans;
• Develop financial and tax strategies including determining financial objectives, designing and implementing financial plans and systems, policies & procedures;
• Manage capital request and budgeting processes, and oversee the issuance of financial information;
• Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team;
• Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments;
• Manage third parties to which accounting, or finance functions have been outsourced;
• Implement internal cost control, resulting in reduction of overall debt;
• Report financial results to senior management the board of directors;
• Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile;
• Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry;
• Monitor cash balances, cash forecasts and Invest funds;
• Liaise and negotiate with banks and Financial Institutions for raising funds and non-fund based facilities at favorable terms to meet working capital and project requirements.

Dermabit Water Proofing Industries, Jubal, Saudi Arabia Apr 1996 – Feb 2017

Controller Finance & Admin Jan 2015 - Feb 2017
Financial Manager Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Finance Manager Jan 2004 - Dec 2010
Chief Accountant Jan 2000 - Dec 2003
Senior Financial Accountant Apr 1996 - Dec 1999

• Started with the company as Senior Financial Accountant, worked up to senior management level through series of 4 promotions, culminating in finishing as No 2 in the company;
• Accountable for accounting operations, production of financial reports, maintenance of accounting records system and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk;
• Conceived and implemented numerous internal control procedures achieving cost reductions;
• Provided financial analyses of capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations;
• Managed finance functions including determining financial objectives, design and implementation of financial plans and systems, policies and procedures;
• Formulated budgets and conducted variance analysis, designed Accounting systems and procedures;
• Coordinated for internal, statutory and tax audits, and implemented effective costing systems;
• Liaised with Government departments and Regulatory Authorities;
• Identified vendors, suppliers and contractors for purchasing purposes;
• Managed tendering process, evaluated bids, negotiated and finalising contracts.

Lupin Ltd, Mumbai 1989 – 1996

Senior Officer Jan 1996 - Mar 1996
Accounts Officer Jan 1994 - Dec 1995
Accountant Jan 1991 - Dec 1993
Senior Accounts Assistant Sep 1989 - Dec 1990

• Worked through a series of promotions to the position of Senior Officer upon leaving the company;
• Supervised all financial reports and pricing;
• Administered all accounts and budgets for various departments, performed tax audits and prepared reports for senior management.


MK University, India 2007
MBA Finance

Calicut University, Kerela, India 1983
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)


Industry Skills:
• Strategic planning and leadership
• Budgeting & cost management
• Process design & productivity improvement
• Contract negotiation and strategic alliances
• Corporate and Investment finance
• Growth & expansion strategies
• Profitability & cost analysis
• Systems and technology
• Fund management & statutory compliance
• Taxation & auditing
• Inventory management & cash flow management
• Bill processing & bank reconciliation

Personal and Interpersonal Skills:
• Decision making, analytical skills, problem solving and results-oriented thinking
• Communications, negotiation, relationship building and influencing
• Strong team management and performance management capabilities
• Excellent stakeholder engagement and client relationship management
• Ability to work under pressure and to prioritise
• Positivity, tenacity and self-motivation
• Adaptability to differing environments

Technical Skills:
• MS Office Suite, ERP system of Sage Enterprise

• English
• Hindi
• Kannada
• Tamil
• Malayalam
• Arabic