Sovann is Senior Director of Business Consulting where he advises and conducts training for boards on effective board oversight, corporate governance, listing rules, risk management, charity regulations, family governance, succession planning, and sustainability reporting. He also assists boards in conducting board effectiveness reviews to improve corporate governance practices, and acts as an independent coordinator for board performance evaluation.
He is an independent director of two SGX-listed companies and his board responsibilities include being a lead independent director, chairman of the audit & risk committee, chairman of the remuneration committee, and a member of the nominating committee. Sovann is also an independent director, chairman of the audit committee and a member of the risk oversight committee of two banks. Sovann had previously served as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of several Singapore-listed companies.
Sovann was Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Directors where he also sat on the Organising Committee of the Singapore Corporate Awards and co-managed the Best Managed Board Award for Singapore-listed companies. He had also written many articles on independent directorship, internal control and risk management, effective corporate oversight, and sustainability reporting.
He started his career as a public accountant in Canada and had extensive audit and tax practice experience with a Big 4 firm in Canada and Singapore. After leaving the public accounting practice, Sovann served as a senior executive in an MNC, a regional conglomerate and Singapore-listed companies. With more than 30 years of operational and financial management experience in many industries such as aerospace, F&B, flexible packaging, mining, oil & gas, real estate, telecommunications, and trading & distribution, Sovann is well positioned to help companies enhance their strategic value.
- Chartered Accountant of Singapore
- Chartered Professional Accountant, Canada
- Bachelor of Administration with Great Distinction, University of Regina, Canada