Vijayakumar - Cognizant - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Kappet Vijayakumar

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India




I am Chartered Accountant from Chennai and I have worked in the past 7 years in Muscat, 8 years in Dubai and the last 10 years in Nigeria. Good in Man Management. Can arrange Bank Finance. My last six years posting was as a Managing Director of a soap manufacturing industry in Lagos, Nigeria. I led from the front and achieved 10 fold growth in the six years.

Work History

Managing Director

Saponaria Industries Limited

April 2006 - December 2012

Responsible for running the company smoothly with proper control on production, marketing, finance, accounts and administration. The total staff strength was about 400 in which only 7 were Indian managers and all others were Nigerians. This is a soap manufacturing company and gave tough fight to market leaders like Unilever, PZ and Proctor & Gamble by eating into their market share.

Finance Director

Avon Crowncaps & Containers Nig PLC.

February 2003 - March 2006

This is a metal box manufacturing company in Lagos, Nigeria. Managed Finance, Accounts and Administration. Special attention was given in arranging working capital from the Banks.

Finance Manager

Kangaroo Plastics Middle East L.L.C.

October 1997 - January 2003

Managed Finance, Accounts and Administration. Involved in migrating from Foxpro to Oracle. Involved in getting the ISO certification.

Finance Manager

Ajman Korea Furniture Mfg. Co. L.L.C.

September 1996 - September 1997

This is a sub contracting company doing all kinds of furnitrues, fixtures and joineries for high rise build in U.A.E. Managed Finance, Accounts and Administration. The staff strength was about 400 which included Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Handled the immigration and travel arrangements of all the expatriate staff.

Chief Accountant

Capital Commercial Centre L.L.C.

June 1988 - August 1995

Managed the finance, accounts and administration of a huge supermarket and handled the leasing activities of the shopping mall. Got introduced to computers, cash registers and POS systems. Involved in implementing and commissioning a state of the art POS system which was new at that time.

Chief Accountant

Vivek Ltd

November 1979 - May 1988

Overall responsible for smooth maintenance of Accounts at the H.O. and superwise the accounts at the Bracnch Offices. Handled Sales tax and Income Tax assessments.


Managing Director

Managed a factory in Lagos, Nigeria for about six years until December, 2012. Good in Man Management. Increased the sales ten times in a period of six years through team work.

Qualifications & Certifications

Chartered Accountant's Course

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Bachelor of Science

The New College


The New College

P.S. High School

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