Oliver is a highly accomplished Chartered Accountant and Principal Consultant with a history of reducing costs, improving corporate financial operations, and increasing profitability. His background includes directing financial functions and projects for large, multi-national companies and managing audits, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance functions.
Currently, Oliver is the Principal Consultant with T&Y Corporate Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. Before setting up his own consulting practice, he worked with a S&P Europe 350 Ireland-based multi-national company in the fast moving consumer goods industry as the Regional Treasury Manager, Asia Pacific. He supported the Group Treasurer to lead the regional treasury team across 16 countries with a combined revenue of EUR 1 billion. He conducted treasury due diligence for mergers and acquisitions with valuation above EUR 220 million and was actively involved in managing currency exposure and related hedges.
Prior to this, Oliver was the Project Controller and Senior Manager of the largest and Fortune Global 500 Swiss based cement supplier for the construction industry. His work involved extensive cost and expense control management, issue resolution, financial reporting, and forecasting. He was chosen to oversee all financial activities for a USD 500 million green field semi-turnkey cement plant construction initiative, during which he identified cost reductions and improved efficiency by creating corporate best practice.
Oliver holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a MBA from the University of South Australia, Australia. He also holds membership with MIA Malaysia, ACCA United Kingdom and AFA United States. He is a certified trainer with HRDF, Malaysia.
Over the years he has conducted many programmes, some of which include accounting theory, research methodology, financial accounting, financial management, finance for non-financial professional, corporate finance in MBA and SAP Finance & Accounting. His list of programs include Fail To Plan Financially, Plan To Fail Financially?, How To Pitch A Brilliant Idea?, What Are Your Firm’s Financial Strategies In The 21st Century?, Go Or No Go, An Introduction To Project And Business Evaluation, Death And Taxes, How To Have The Best Of Both World?
Companies that have benefitted from his expertise include University of South Australia, Raffles University Iskandar, Holcim (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., PT Holcim Indonesia Sdn. Bhd. and Kerry Group Business Services Sdn. Bhd. to name a few.