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Meet Our Founder & Managing Director

Dr Aneesha Varghese Cowan


Dr. Aneesha Varghese Cowan is a technology driven finance executive with over two decades experience in a diverse range of industries including Blockchain, Web 3.0, professional services, fin-tech, manufacturing, retail, logistics, and property. She has worked with large blue-chip organizations in Operational Finance and Strategy roles in both Australia and New Zealand. She was a key panellist at "The 2022 Forbes Power Women's Summit" which was held in Monaco.

Currently, Dr. Aneesha operates a global CPA practice in Melbourne focusing on providing CFO advisory services to businesses around the world. Also, she serves on two boards and one advisory panel. She has specialist expertise in Commercial finance, Investment evaluation including due diligence for investment and divestment, financial transformation at Board level and organizational change management including Financial Control, Treasury, Banking and Tax oversight. This includes experience as Board Finance Audit and Risk Committee chair. Aneesha has experience with Risk mitigation, Business continuity planning and Strategy development by developing outcomes strategy over short, medium, and long-term time horizons. Aneesha also has extensive experience in optimizing and leveraging data and digital transformation; KPI and report development.

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Aneesha’s consistency in delivering key projects in astounding timeframes and on budget has been admirable. Her passion and wealth of knowledge in end-to-end business practices, future thinking and making the impossible possible is breathtaking! I hope other companies can experience the privilege in working with you and taking their already great companies to new heights!

— Sharon Bajwa

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Aneesha’s Memberships and Qualifications include :

  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia

  • Fellow of CPA Australia

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

  • Doctor of Business Administration, University of Otago

  • Masters in Taxation Studies, The University of Auckland

  • Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets Certificate, University of Pennsylvania

Recent Talks & Media Mentions

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Aneesha is incredibly passionate and her values are aligned to the ethics of the organization and the needs of our community. She brings her wealth of experience around strategy, financial acumen, business modeling and leadership to the board. She is open, positive and forward thinking, supporting innovation and growth. Aneesha provides exceptional governance to the organization - all in a voluntary capacity.

— Allison Wainwright - CEO of Family Life

Are you ready to see what Aneesha Global CFO Solutions can do for your fast-growing organisation?

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