R.Subramaniyan (Subbu) heads up the finance & controlling function at Star Education Group. He is also the Vice President of Finance & Controlling for PSB Academy since Oct 2013, handling various mergers and acquisition, including tax planning for the acquisitions.
He has vast experience in the Telecommunications and Internet industry, and prior to joining Star Education Group, he was the Senior Finance Controller at Motorola (acquired by Google then), handling the go-to-market finance for South East Asia. He was also in-charge of Accounting sign-off for countries in Asia including Japan, Korea and Australia in addition to South East Asia. He made significant contributions to Motorola for turnaround of their South Asia Business and accounting controls for business.
He also has a strong background in the IT sector, and successfully implemented many programmes and controls independent of IT developers, to aid the finance functions.
Subbu has wide cultural and local knowledge of working in Singapore, India and also worked for Motorola in China for about 2 years. He is multilingual, with the ability to speak and write in languages like Hindi, Kannada, Telegu, in addition to Tamil and English. He also manages basic conversations in Mandarin.
Subbu received his Bachelor of Business Commerce degree from Ranchi University (1989) and his Master's degree in Management (MBA) from University at Buffalo, and Singapore Institute of Management (2010). He also holds various professional certifications such as AICWA, ACCA and ISCA.