Governance Bio
Vinod Dewan
Appoint Professional

Vinod Dewan

7 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I am looking for a governance role in NFP (voluntary) and/or Commercial sector (paid).Industry/Sector Experience- Life Science research,- Manufacturing of products for use in scientific laboratories including cross border transactions-Warehouse and Logistics – Healthcare consumablesGovernance Capabilityo Can bring diversity in the board, based on my ”


Executive Roles

Senior Finance Director, APAC – Accounting & Controls

Thermo Fisher Scientific Ltd (Life Technologies Ltd)

July 2000 - May 2016 (15 years)

• US based global corporation with New Zealand revenue of US $60m and employing 125+ employees, manufacturing and supplying products and solutions for speeding up the life science research • Responsible for Accounting function for all the subsidiary companies in APAC region with teams based in 9 countries and total Accounting staff of 110. • Being involved in dealing with Tax consultants, Statutory Auditors and Banking institutions in APAC. • Lead and coordinate the effort of regional accounting team during implementation of ERP systems. • An active member of regional compliance committee, focussing on governance risks in APAC region. • Focus on correct and timely reporting, meeting all local statutory as well as US GAAP reporting • Managing and mentoring a diverse team • Improved costing systems for manufacturing processes in New Zealand, reporting on regional working capital, Continuous updating standard operating procedures and setting up approval matrices for various financial processes in APAC region • Rationalization of operating expenses in APAC Accounting function • Integration of accounting teams on acquisitions in APAC region • Initiated Peer review process of balance sheet account reconciliations in APAC region

Financial Controller

Health Support Limited

August 1990 - May 2000 (9 years)

Achievements • Setting up of commercial cost and pricing structure and procedures based on costing models developed on Activity Based Costing principles for services/products in all divisions • Evaluating, developing and maintaining internal control procedures in Warehouse and Accounting area and Improve reporting formats on a continuous basis • Developed a detailed product costing structure on Activity based principles for Biomed Ltd and is used for stock valuation and price setting. • Developed a Spreadsheet model on MS Excel for Preparing the Operating revenue & expenditure budget and Capital projects budget • Developed and Maintained fixed assets register on M.S. Excel spreadsheet


Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountant, Professional qualification to become a Chartered Accountant

1988 - 1990

Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India

Cost and Management Accountant, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting and Economics

1970 - 1974

University of Delhi, India

B. Sc, Physics, Chemistry and Maths

1966 - 1969