First we determine what is required by individuals and groups. From there I would develop a course which will be real world experience based and include straight lecturing and practical case studies and projects. I encourage free flow ideas exchanges.
I am a Qualified Accountant and Finance guy who has guided many businesses from startup to wild success, I have done finance raising, M&A, business connecting and advisory and been a trusted advisor to many long term business owners. I am practical and an innovator.
DAVID L. PEARSON
ADDRESS: WELLINGTON • New Zealand
Over 30 years’ experience successfully managing, developing and marketing enterprises in Singapore, Laos, Cambodia and New Zealand.
Director of Special Projects, Royal Group of Companies , Cambodia 2018- 2020
One of Cambodia’s largest and most successful conglomerates privately owned operating 20 companies across different industries.
Responsible for expanding the Royal Group's portfolio of companies.
Interacted with investors throughout ASEAN on a daily basis to facilitate the flow of funds into Cambodia and other regional emerging economies.
Support the development, evaluation and negotiation of acquisitions, joint ventures or divestiture for the group.
Director of Business Development, Phongsavanh Bank , Laos 2016 - 2018
Major private bank in Laos wishing to develop its digital strategy.
Completed country study and business plan.
Prepared implementation materials and advised on strategy to become modern digital bank and Mobile Money (Fintech).
Established a team of IT professionals to achieve this.
Chief Financial Officer - Aircraft Support Industries, Singapore 2014 - 2016
Globally established group involved in construction and development of specialised maintenance and repair facilities for aircraft. Projects ranging from $15m to $100m+in Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Middle East, Cambodia.
Responsible for all Finance, Accounting, HR, IT, Administration, Risk Management and Strategic Development, including:
o Worked closely with Managing Director/CEO on future business strategies
o Liaised and managed relationships with banks and financial organisations
o Had input into project and other contracts to ensure financial protection
o Cash flow management
o Liaised with external tax, legal advisors in all countries the group operated within
o Supported Project Management personnel in running their projects
o Instituted financial and funding structures for project costs
o Ensured Tax and regulatory compliance in many countries
o Prepared monthly and annual financial statements
Group Financial Controller - Royal Group of Companies, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2010 - 2014
One of Cambodia’s largest and most successful conglomerates privately owned operating 20 companies across industries.
Reviewed and advised Chairman on viability of new business ventures
Conducted due diligence, negotiating and acquisition of businesses
Represented Chairman on Board of Directors – assisting him in his role as Chair of ASEAN Business Council
Raised significant finance for expansion from local and international banks and maintained good relationships with bankers
Supported and advised group CEOs on a wide range of issues including operational, market issues, funding, regulatory, HR and assisted them to meet or exceed their profit and KPI targets
Devised and implemented monthly management reporting plus quarterly and annual business operations review, group budgeting and strategic planning and review processes
Small Business Development Advisor - FLD, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2008 - 2010
Farmer Livelihood Development (FLD) is a local NGO serving pro-poor rural communities.
Created viable strategies for marketing of farmer products to increase income and improve livelihoods of the rural poor
Advised on development and management of small Micro Finance Fund.
Liaised with donors regarding proposal and project implementation
Devised and established a social enterprise for FLD to operate, solely to benefit the poor rural producers of Cambodia
Built capacity of Cambodian staff in business establishment and the development of market linkages
Principal - Pearson Consulting Group Limited, Wellington, New Zealand 1993 - 2008
This consulting practice consisted of two divisions established and operated by myself.
o Responsible for all aspects of client financial reporting, management and taxation requirements for SME clients
o Provided business and taxation advice including complex arrangements and structures to shelter assets for risk and taxation mitigation. These required a high level of understanding of company, trust and taxation laws and regulations
o Trusted adviser to high net worth individuals
Financial, Marketing and Business Consulting
o Analysed business performance and operating environments, advised and proposed strategies for growth in profitability and market share
o Advised a major New Zealand primary producer on restructuring international licensing arrangements
o Advised on growth strategies using franchising and licensing methods (as a leading expert in New Zealand in this field)
o Developed and implemented marketing plans for products and services supplied by clients
o Developed documentation (in manuals) and implemented standardised practices, systems and procedures for clients operating businesses with multiple outlets
Chairman of Directors - Guthrie Bowron Ltd, New Zealand 1992 - 1997
This leading home decoration company operated 52 retail stores throughout New Zealand.
Guided the company’s expansion from 26 to 52 stores, using my business management and marketing expertise to establish the chain as the market leader in home decoration in New Zealand
Principal/Partner - Curtis McLean, Chartered Accountants, New Zealand 1991 - 1993
Partner - Horwath & Horwath, Chartered Accountants, New Zealand 1985 - 1991
Managing Partner responsible for Human Resources and managing 30 staff.
Chartered Accounting responsibilities as per Pearson Consulting Group.
Partner in charge of establishing and managing Horwath Corporate Recovery practice - a national partnership specialising in receiverships and liquidations.
Partner in charge of the audit of 100+ schools under a government initiative.
Post Graduate Diploma of Marketing, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Chartered Accountant, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS & ACTIVITIES
Member, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
Member, Franchise Association of New Zealand (1998 -2008)
President, the Rotary Club of Otaki, New Zealand (2007-2008). Rotarian for 14 years.
Instigator, Director and Trustee, Rotary Club of Otaki Cambodia Project Trust which successfully raised $NZ60,000, using innovative sales and marketing techniques, to assist the Kampong Chhnang Rehabilitation Centre of the Cambodia Trust in Cambodia.
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