Chari is a Business / financial consultant supporting a local listed conglomerate, high-tech 5G infrastructure company, a global forensics & valuation company, large listed aviation infrastructure company amongst others. He is also a Board member of a few listed and non-listed entities in Malaysia and abroad.
Chari Tvt served as the Group CFO of Malaysia’s Axiata Group & Celcom Telecommunication up until December 2016. Axiata is one of the largest telecommunications groups in Asia with more than 200 million customers and a market cap of approximately US 10 B. Chari has also served as the CFO of Celcom Axiata since mid-2009 and was responsible for a series of new initiatives which helped Celcom to receive an Award for generating the highest ROIC within Malaysia.
Prior to joining the Axiata Group, he was Vice President of Sales for Asia Paciﬁc and Japan at Hewlett Packard and had served HP for over twenty years of which he spent 4 years in Hongkong, 12 years in Singapore and 4 years in Thailand and Malaysia. In his 20 years stint in HP, the first 10 years was spent in various finance positions and the last 10 years in Sales & Marketing, Business Unit head at Asia Pac level.
In his down time , he continues to deliver a range of talks at local and international conferences, on topics like Importance of Analytics, Digital Disruptions, Digital Transformation, Technology Risk Assessment, Purpose Driven Leadership, Business Model innovation , Investment Portfolio Management etc
He is an advisory member of a subcommittee of Malaysian Institute of Accountants . He is also a mentor for entrepreneurs under Endeavor Malaysia and an advisory member to a plastic recycling company. He sits on the advisory Board of Centre for Advanced Analytics and Data Sciences
He holds an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He is an advisory member of MIA’s Subcommittee