Fawziah Jainullabudeen has 23 years of experience in the areas of external audit, internal audit, Commercial Finance and General Management.
She started her career in KPMG Peat Marwick Singapore and continued there for 5 years conducting and managing external audits covering a wide spectrum of industries including Construction, Manufacturing, Banks and Stock broking. At KPMG she performed Special Project assignments like IPO listing audit and Due Diligence. She had spent a year in OCBC Bank conducting internal audits of its local and foreign companies and branches.
Fawziah has 16 years of Commercial Finance Experience in the Retail Industry. For 12 years she was with Dufry Singapore Pte Ltd, a global Duty Free Retailer heading the Finance Department. In her last 2 years in Dufry she was promoted to Acting General Manager for the Singapore operations. As the Acting General Manager she was ensuring the smooth running of 10 over Duty Free shops retailing various product categories namely Electronics, Watches, Chocolates, Fashion and Books. The Departmental Heads from Retail Operations, Purchasing, Logistics, IT and Human Resource were reporting into Fawziah. She set up the Books business which was a new line of Business in Singapore for Dufry where she opened 5 book shops within a span of 2 months.
Fawziah joined Cosmetics retailer Sephora Singapore Pte Ltd in 2011 as Financial Controller for Singapore and Malaysia. Sephora is part of the LVMH group of companies. She was overseeing the finance operation which covers budgeting and strategic planning, operational business support, reporting, treasury, legal and internal controls management. She was one of the key players in the Development of Sephora in Singapore and Malaysia from 7 shops to 25 shops. She was working alongside the General Manager in Business Projections, Lease Negotiations and strengthening the processes and controls in the retail operations. She was also the Local Project Manager for the SAP implementation for Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Fawziah is a member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants in Australia.