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Raj Gandhi

Every course leader brings a unique wealth of insights from within the boardroom and wider business community to the programmes they deliver; the IoD gives you exclusive access to their expertise.

IoD course leader


Business experience

Raj specialises in finance, treasury and risk. He provides consulting and executive development training globally and is a visiting lecturer at a UK university. This follows a 25 year career at board and senior levels working for SMEs and multinationals across the financial services, energy and retail sectors.

Formerly CFO of London Capital Group Holdings plc, Raj’s remit was necessarily broad and engaging, working closely with the CEO to shape business and finance activities for controlled growth. Prior to this, in Royal Dutch Shell plc, Raj was a member of the group reporting team accountable for announcing results. Other prominent roles include business director at Man Group plc and group treasurer for Empire Stores Group plc.

Raj is a certified accountant and a corporate treasurer.

Professional credentials and training experience

Raj is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Higher Education Academy.

A course leader for the IoD since 2010, Raj is responsible for delivering training to existing and aspiring finance directors. He also provides consulting services and executive development training globally on finance, treasury and risk for prominent bodies like the ACCA and the ACT.

Raj is a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire (Business School) specialising on financial strategy, corporate treasury management, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

He regularly speaks at events and was invited to a speaker panel, including the ACCA President, to debate on how accountants create value.