Anand Susainathan, Principal, Eastern Cape
Possessing both a CA (SA) and a CA (India) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and with 14 years’ work experience in India, Thailand and South Africa, Anand Susainathan has developed insights into both local and international markets, and is well versed in the challenges and issues present in both.
Anand has most recently worked as head of finance and strategy for a textiles company in Thailand. During this time, he has also held a Board member position of both the Thai and South African entities.
He has honed his knowledge and experience in financial and accounting management, including financial analysis and accounting (which are his particular areas of expertise), as well as due diligence, strategic business planning, forecasting, reporting, budget analysis, costing, risk management, taxation, credit and fund management and compliance. He has, furthermore, an in-depth understanding of strategic financial procedures and systems, garnered while establishing effective operational processes to drive business success and control costs. Anand has, moreover, developed keen insights into BEE. His prowess in IT, augmented by an IT qualification from a leading IT school in India, has helped achieve increased efficiencies for past employers.
Key areas where Anand’s contribution has had a marked impact at previous organisations include working capital management, costing, fund management and compliance, and liaison with legal services, risk and HR governance.
Other areas of proficiency include acquisition and liquidation. Moreover, having worked as a public officer between 2011 and 2020, Anand has managed employees’ provident funds.
His main interest lies in driving business success and controlling costs.
Anand has worked extensively with SAP, migrating SAP to Oracle R12 and training users across all Oracle modules.
An avid traveller and enthusiastic photographer, Anand is happily married and has one daughter.