Sep 2011

Exclusive Guest Lecture: Paul Stevenson on Finance Career in FMCG Industry

To enrich the field trip of the students from Petra Christian University, and the learning experience of the students, who are studying for the Preparatory Couse for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at LSBF in Singapore, a special seminar with guest speaker, Paul Stevenson, Vice President of Finance & Controller of Unilever Asia Pte Ltd was arranged by LSBF in Singapore.

Based on his personal experience, Paul shared with these Finance undergraduates and ACCA students, the finance career in the FMCG industry and what it takes to excel in this field.

With a career spanning almost two decades in the industry, Paul was invited to speak about his professional and academic journey to the top – drawing upon his own personal experiences in the FMCG market. Paul also stressed the importance and investment of obtaining professional qualifications such as ACCA or CIMA and the long-term skills and knowledge these courses distil in an individual.

The audience, comprising of ACCA students and staff at LSBF in Singapore, and the academics and students from Petra Christian University, benefited from the wealth of Stevenson’s experience and insider knowledge, with commentary on the opportunities presented in the FMCG industry and the attributes it takes to escalate up through the hierarchy of a finance career.

Further guest seminars will be announced with more details released in due course.

About Petra Christian University

Petra Christian University is a leading private education provider of Surabaya, Indonesia.

About ACCA

Founded in 1904, with 147,000 members coupled with 424,000 students in over 170 countries, ACCA is the global body for professional accountants.

About LSBF in the UK

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) in the UK, is a higher education institution offering postgraduate, undergraduate and professional programmes; in business, management, marketing, finance, law and accountancy. The institute attracts students from over 150 countries worldwide, and has presence across four major cities in the UK, Canada and now in Singapore.

LSBF operates under the patronage of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who works closely with the school to offer a number of scholarships; recognising and nurturing the talent of up and coming entrepreneurs from across the world.

About LSBF in Singapore

LSBF in Singapore is currently offering Preparatory Course for ACCA and courses had commenced since July 2011. In three weeks from its official opening, LSBF in Singapore had recruited more than 1200 students with over 1500 papers.

Mr Paul Stevenson, Vice President of Finance & Controller providing
insights into a Financial Career.
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