The consultancy is managed by a well-qualified team comprising of a Chartered Accountants, MBAs and IT professionals with over 3 decades of hands-on national and international experience in all facets of the business. The team having seen and experienced both success and failures in various businesses are capable of identifying the risks associated with the businesses and suggest ways and means for mitigating the same.
Francis Mathew is an international finance expert with over 25 years of experience in the various aspects of business and financial management. He has worked with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and business organizations in the private and public sectors in India and abroad. Mr. Mathew occupied international senior finance positions with Asian Development Bank (Philippines), African Development Bank (Tunisia) and Botswana Power Corporation (Botswana). He has managed the Asian Development Bank’s project lending, project financial management and loan/grant disbursement in several Asian countries, including India and China. He has conducted a large number of training workshops and skill development seminars for middle and senior managers of several organizations in many countries, including China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Georgia, Mongolia, Maldives, and India. He retired from ADB as Senior Financial Control Specialist in June 2017 and established Scaleup Consulting LLP, a business and financial advisory firm in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. His area of industry experience includes business and financial management in retail, FMCG, energy, and banking sector; international development finance, business advisory services and capacity and skill development. In addition to 10 years work experience in India, he has worked in Botswana, Tunisia, and Philippines. Mr. Mathew’s professional expertise includes financial management, planning, forecasting and budgeting, financial analysis, project management, strategic planning, loan negotiation and administration, auditing, taxation, internal audit, treasury functions, capacity development training, management accounting and financial reporting with organizations in public and private sector. His regional exposure covers Southern Africa, North Africa and Asia and Pacific. Mr. Mathew is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with MBL (Masters in Business Leadership) from the University of South Africa, Johannesburg. He is also a registered Insolvency Professional (IP) of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).
A holistic banker with over 35 years of hands-onexperience in Operations, Process Engineering and Strategic policies. Worked in various positions from Junior Banking Officer, Chief Operating Officer to CEO, with exposure both in India and abroad. Worked for over 10 years in multiple parts of Africa, with the last stint as CEO & Country Head of a major African Bank. With exposure in all facets of Banking, he has been a partner to many a successful business ventures and has also helped turnaround businesses. He is an Executive Leader, accomplished and creative with proven ability to revitalize organizations, and capture untapped opportunities for growth.A strategic business planner who builds and deploys strategies, and a tactical Business Head, skilled in enhancing business volumes and growth as well as achieving revenue and top-line profitability. With Strong management and operational experience of multi-unit, geographically dispersed client services businesses, he is adept in identifying issues, obstacles, and opportunities and develop and implement effective solutions. His Global vision and Senior Management level experience makes him highly competent to be innovative and think out of the box. With a Strong client-centric approach and excellent team leadership skills, he has the ability to cut across cultural barriers effectively in an international business scenario. An Inclusion Decision Maker and above all reliable, he has been part of the policy-making bodies like the Board of Directors, Board Audit Committee, Board Credit Committee and the Board Risk Management Committee. With a Masters in Business Administration and a certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Kerala Management Association (KMA), for a short stint, before he co-founded Scaleup Consulting LLP as a Partner.