Victor’s financial management experience over the last 20 years covers a broad range of companies from start-ups to SMEs to FMCGs to large global multinationals across various industries such as chemicals, food, engineering, education, health and insurance. Companies such as United Technologies, Glencore, Elementis, Glencore, RSL Steeper and Brakes.
Victor is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as well as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). He is also an Alumni of Imperial College London with an MSc in MBA.
Victor started his career in Malaysia with Arthur Young in Audit, now called Ernst & Young after their merger, before moving to the UK. In his early career, Victor worked as an Administrator of a media company before moving to a start-up company as Financial Accountant, where he worked on laying the foundation of strong financial processes and sustainable cashflow and growth strategy helping the company to break even within 2 years.
Whilst at United Technologies, Victor was involved in a variety of projects and additional responsibilities in addition to his regular financial management. He was involved in the mergers and acquisitions team working in partnership with PwC in due diligence and valuation. He was also involved in pricing projects for the Europe and Middle East region.
Victor combines his financial and commercial experience to help organisations to move from where they are to where they want to be, helping to recognise and harness a much neglected competitive advantage in most organisations; processes to improve growth and financial sustainability. He incorporates the kaizen (continuous improvement) mind-set in every undertaking.
Victor is also an entrepreneur having set up several start-ups, from food to mobile health to financial technology. His first start up was a food company providing ethnic food, which he later sold to his business partner to set up his own consultancy; Brittain-Wong advising on disability and coaching managers how to integrate disability into their team and organisation working with clients such as Barclays Bank, local councils, the BBC and Met Police.
Victor’s current start up is involved in healthcare in the area of assisted-living, and he is also currently enabling Exemplar Education, a group of companies in the Education industry, to re-position the organisation in the digital world.
Social entrepreneurship is also something that Victor values highly, and is a partner of the Transformational Business Network, investing in and mentoring entrepreneurs and micro businesses in the developing world. He is also an investor and activist in a company bringing access to renewable energy in some of the most deprived areas in the world.