Shariq Suri is a results-oriented CPA with over 25 years of progressive experience across international borders and diverse industries. He started his career in Zambia, Africa with an NGO and then moved to Pakistan where he worked with multi-national companies such as Unilever, Eli Lilly and 3M in various corporate finance roles. Later he moved to Dubai, UAE where he was managing a team of over 25+ as the Finance & Reporting Manager for Al Ghurair Foods, one of the largest foods manufacturing & marketing companies in the Gulf. During his tenure at Al Ghurair Foods, Shariq was responsible for the setup of financial reporting and the implementation of financial scorecards, as well as the introduction of standard product costing and new pricing methodologies. In Canada, he started his career as Manager of Corporate Finance and Shared Services for Johnson & Johnson Medical Products based out of Markham, Ontario and managed a team of financial analysts, where among other things he led and implemented business planning and budgeting across several lines of the companies P&L and implemented credit management policies to reduce credit exposure. Shariq now runs his consulting company, Sirus Management, and sits on the advisory board for several companies and also acts as Fractional CFO for many others.
Shariq’s strong work ethics and strengths in strategic planning with the proven ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities to drive revenue, streamline operations, while optimizing working capital and reduce operating expenses will ensure Conscious Minds fiscal success. As a Fellow Member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) as well as a Certified Internal Auditor, Shariq brings a rare, unique and unparalleled financial skill-set to the team. His decades of experience and hands-on leadership in directing highly skilled financial management teams will support Conscious Minds overall corporate goals and objectives.