Head of Finance & Accounts | Maritime & Operations Management

Richard was appointed Head of Finance & Accounts | Maritime & Operations Management of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC in September 2013. He brings into the role his extensive experience accumulated over a 19-year career as a finance and accounting professional, external auditor and risk advisor. Prior to his appointment, Richard was Executive Manager in Assurance in Ernst & Young Dubai. In this role, he was responsible for financial statement audits and audits of internal controls over financial reporting on UAE entities from various industries, including subsidiaries of foreign-listed parents (European and US SEC-registered companies) and a global shipping company. Richard also worked with KPMG Cambodia as Audit Manager and before that as Director in the Risk Consulting Group of SGV)/Ernst & Young Manila. He was a core member of the group that handles and provides business process risk consulting and business fraud investigation services to various client companies and organizations. He also has had extensive experience in initial public offering audits, SEC filings and due diligence reviews.

Richard obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce Major in Accounting from the University of Santo Tomas in March 1993. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, garnering 10th place in the May 1994 CPA Licensure Examinations. Richard has also attended short courses at the Center for Continuing Education of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He completed his MBA, Major in Finance, at the Asian Institute of Management in May 2002.