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Ajith Hemantha

# 32, Jalan Raya, Singapore - 368 584


Mobile: 65 9764 1495 Home: 65 6841 6587
email: ap8b969e@westpost.net

Dear Mr. /Ms.


Challenges inspire and motivate me to deliver tremendous results. All through 26
years of my career I have stretched to the maximum extent to create and impleme
nt new/improved ways of functioning. Being extremely adaptable, I have delivered
performance excellence.
Some of my extraordinary achievements include:
* Escalating performance growth and influencing top line and bottom line profita
bility
* Making customer service a matter of priority earning laurels & recognition fro
m clients & management
* Saving enormous costs with a close examination of current functioning of busin
esses
* Introducing systems and procedures where none existed earlier through automati
on efforts
* Making employees self reliant with effective training and nurturing efforts
* Reducing attrition rates with one-on-one motivation and counseling
My efforts have come back full circle, growing the career ladder in quick succes
sion holding strategic senior management positions. Currently I am the CFO at S
hin Tai Ho & Co Pte Ltd., a leading ship supply and trading group of companies p
roviding focus to 25 companies with a staff strength of 500 across the Organisat
ion. Having started with humble beginnings as Accounts Executive. I have come a
long way!
With a peak sense of commitment, I always exceeded my own expectations besides t
he needs of management, clients and all stakeholders concerned!
Time and again I have proved my performance in a diverse environment - in my hom
e town Sri Lanka, at Singapore & Australia. I am extremely comfortable in a div
erse setting replete with rich cultural nuances.
I would be keen on a P&L Head/General Manager/Vice President position to greatly
contribute to the new Organisation. I would prefer to move to the US. Alternate
ly at Singapore or at Sri Lanka. In this regard, I enclose my resume for your co
nsideration.
Thank you for your time and efforts in reviewing my qualifications and look forw
ard to hearing from you at the earliest.
Sincerely & Regards,

Ajith Hemantha
Enclosure

Ajith Hemantha
# 32, Jalan Raya, Singapore - 368 584
Mobile: (65) 9764 1495 Home: (65) 6841 6587
email: ap8b969e@westpost.net
A highly focused and results-driven senior manager with the verve to deliver exc
eptional performance for start-up, turnaround and well-established Organisations
. Rich track record of over 26 years spearheading change, influencing top-line
& bottom-line profitability and overall business growth. Extremely adaptable wor
king amidst new challenges and business scenarios with proven success. Change-ag
ent defining workable processes & procedures to the advantage of employees. Comp
uter proficient - simplifying system efficiencies. Key person to implement SAP E
RP system.
Multifaceted personality exceeding expectations of all concerned in various role
s. Resilient approach attaining goals irrespective of difficult situations. Stro
ng bond with cross-functional teams and external parties eliciting a positive re
sponse. Great mentor creating an atmosphere of bonhomie retaining staff despite
uncertainties. Customer centric and solutions-oriented individual sustaining a r
ecord of customer-service-excellence. Efficient trainer. Culturally diverse with
a penchant for achieving success involving cross-cultural teams.
PROFESSIONAL MILESTONES
SHIN TAI HO & CO PTE LTD., Singapore 1999-present
(A leading ship supply and trading group of companies)
CAREER PATH AT SHIN TAI HO & CO PTE LTD
Chief Financial Officer 2006-present
As Chief Financial Officer reporting to the Board of Directors called upon to se
t right accounting and auditing records in order to resolve issues pending befor
e taxation department and other regulatory authorities. Impart Financial and Acc
ounting direction to about four divisions of the company having 25 subsidiary co
mpanies in the Group with a staff strength of 500 across the Organisation. These
subsidiary companies are in Dubai, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Sing
apore. Personally responsible for a team of 25 from the Group Accounting departm
ent and 50 non-accounting staff.
* Introduced a more efficient accounting work flow to overcome the lacunae faced
for over two years due to the earlier system malfunctioning
* Resolved overdue tax audits & returns and overhauled current procedures result
ing in maximum efficiency and direct benefit of SGD 700,000
* Enhanced customer service renewing existing client relationships while penetra
ting new clients Improved the efficiency of the department by aligning/matching
skills with specific roles
* Initiated new procedural reforms that resulted in minimised delays in the acco
unting process. Gained SGD 500,000 as a result of improved work processes
* Developed and implemented cost efficient methods

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* Ascertained timely completion of auditing and regulatory approvals fostering e


xcellent relationships with external auditors, banks and tax agents
* Negotiated new facilities and reduced rate by settling all outstanding request
s for documentation and other banking requests. Effected savings worth SGD 500,0
00
* Implemented the SAP ERP system in the first 12 months in close liaison with ex
ternal consultants. This made the company eligible for Government incentives an
d grants worth SGD 200,000
* Guided the entire project ensuring training needs were addressed to every staf
f member making SAP system familiar to all concerned
* Set-up from scratch an Investment Portfolio branch with just SGD 5M of company
funds utilised for FOREX hedging, stock trading and financial instrument tradin
g. Garnered SGD 2M in profit with over SGD 50M in transactions
* Appointed as ISO Management Representative and Management Committee Member
General Manager & Group Audit Manager 2003-2006
Held this dual responsibility for the Group's new company Thong Chew Food Indust
ries Pte Ltd., Singapore. This was a Food & Beverage manufacturing Organisation
acquired by the Group that was into import and export business with a total staf
f size of 50 members. Responsible for annual total sales target of over SGD 25M.
* Identified to head this responsibility based on past proven performance of str
eamlining the Accounting function
* Promoted the new company in a positive light to employees and reassured them a
bout job security resulting in 'nil' attrition'. Saved SGD 300,000 through staff
retraining
* Initiated structures effecting smooth functioning of the Organisation
* Met all required criteria and ensured adherence to Certifications like ISO, HA
CCP through complete revamp of equipment and technology with 10% increase in com
pany profitability
* Concluded bulk purchasing contracts with new suppliers/leads reducing costs an
d creating competitive pricing. Increased suppliers from 5 to 200 with a 4000% i
ncrease in through put
* Introduced Italian food lines for the first time in the company's history
* Built a reputation in the market as a 'Customer focused' Organisation retainin
g existing customers by 100% while penetrating new clients. Augmented customer b
ase from 500 to 2500 with a 500% increase in revenue growth
* Won a three year SGD 35M Government contract opening up the way for Government
contracts
* Created a new Marketing department and hired key personnel. Leveraged company'
s revenue from SGD 7M in 2003 to SGD 25M in 2006
* Formed a new Accounting department. Initiated accounting procedures and starte
d payroll, auditing and accounting in house that was earlier outsourced and caus
ed delays. Effected savings of SGD 100,000 by ensuring accounting was carried-ou
t in-house. Facilitated taxation to avoid penalties and maximised returns of SGD
500,000

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* Introduced in house inventory control and CRM systems with recruitment of soft
ware engineers. Reduced losses by almost SGD 500,000
* Implemented comprehensive logistics plan with extensive scheduling enhancing c
ustomer service
Previous Titles Held at SHIN TAI HO & CO PTE LTD
Senior Accountant & Internal Audit Manager 2001-2003
Accounts Executive 1999-2001
Part Time Assignment: Senior Lecture (Adjunct) at an accredited Institute, to te
ach UK University programs with Chartered Institute of Technology in Singapore
Previous Work History
Accounts Executive, Network Shipping Ltd., Singapore 1997-1999
Accounts & Marketing Executive, Competitive Foods Australia Pte. Ltd., Australia
, 1995-1997
Business System Consultant, Unilever Ceylon Ltd., Sri Lanka, 1994-1995
General Manager, Karuna Agencies Pvt Ltd., Sri Lanka, 1984-1994

EDUCATION
Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Ottawa University, 2009
Special Bachelor of Commerce with specialisation in Accountancy, University of S
ri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1991
Certifications:
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Certified Management Account
ant, Australia, 2007
Certificate in Business English, Edith Cowan University, Australia, 1996
Certificate in Computer Studies, E.D.P Institute of Computing, Sri Lanka, 1989
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
* Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Certified Management Accou
ntant, Australia, 2007
* Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), Chartered Institute of Mark
eting, UK, 2006
* Member of Chartered Management Institute (MCMI), Chartered Management Institut
e, UK, 2006
* Member of Certified Management Consultant (MIMC), Institute of Management Cons
ultant. Singapore, 2006
* Member of Australian Institute of Management (AIMM), Australian Institute of M
anagement, Australia, 1997
PERSONAL
Current Residence Status : Singapore Permanent Residence
Date of Birth : Nov 23rd 1965
Reference : References will be provided upon request