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Vinay GovindarajVice President, Finance

Vinay joined Elevar in 2023 bringing over a decade of strategic and execution experience to the Finance team. With his commitment to Elevar’s mission, he will drive evaluation, standardization and implementation of financial policies and processes.

As a seasoned professional, his roles encompassed financial reporting, audit and assurance, technical accounting, business processes and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Elevar, Vinay was at Cargill, where he utilized his expertise to decipher financial statements extracting invaluable insights for key stakeholders. At Empower, a financial services firm, he took the lead on pivotal financial reporting projects aligned with the US GAAP and bolstered internal financial reporting controls, ultimately fortifying the integrity of data. At Deloitte, he effectively handled statutory audits for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Vinay holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University, along with CA and CPA qualifications and is proficient in international financial reporting through a diploma in IFRS (DipIFR).

Beyond numbers, Vinay likes to spend his free time swimming and practicing calisthenics.

Why Elevar?

I am excited about Elevar because it aligns perfectly with my personal values and career aspirations. I believe that work should not only be a means to earn a living but also a platform to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Elevar’s mission and commitment to positively impacting individuals resonate with me deeply. I am enthusiastic about contributing my skills and dedication to a cause that goes beyond profit, and I look forward to being part of a team that shares this vision.

What is a good day at work like for you?

A good day at work is when I wake up feeling motivated and energized to tackle the tasks ahead. It’s a day when I’m able to make progress on my projects, collaborate effectively with my colleagues, and see the positive impact of my work on our team’s goals.

Something that an entrepreneur said that stayed with you?

“Business opportunities are like buses; there’s always another one coming.” (It encourages a forward-thinking and resilient mindset, reminding us that there are always new opportunities to explore and seize in the ever-changing world of business).

Things that you will be caught doing outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy a variety of activities to unwind and maintain a balanced life. I’m passionate about fitness and engage in regular workouts, with a particular interest in calisthenics & swimming. I also value spending quality time with my family and friends, whether it’s through outdoor adventures, travel, or simply enjoying a good meal together.