Speaker

Sam Eldessouky

Sam Eldessouky is Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. In his role, Eldessouky is responsible for overseeing the global controllership functions including financial reporting, regional finance and global policies. 

 

His key responsibilities include overseeing controllership functions and reporting financial results to the executive management team, Audit Committee and Board of Directors.Additionally, Eldessouky oversees the various finance functions for Valeant including, accounts payable, payroll, time and expense, financial planning and analysis and financial reporting and consolidation. He also manages external reporting, technical accounting, operational controllership, valuation and M&A, treasury accounting, global consolidation, accounting policy and training programs across Valeant’s global operations. 

 

Eldessouky joined Valeant in June 2016 from Tyco International plc, where he worked since 2004.Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer responsible for overseeing the controllership functions including financial reporting and global policies. Eldessouky was also responsible for the finance shared services organization.

 

Prior to Tyco, he spent ten years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he held several roles of increasing responsibility lastly serving in PwC’s National office where he provided technical guidance on complex accounting matters.He also worked as an associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

 

Eldessouky served as an advisor to the International Accounting Standards Boards (IASB) from 2007-2013 and currently serves as a member of Financial Executives Research Foundation’s (FERF) Board of Trustees. He is a frequent speaker at financial reporting and accounting events, and shared services conferences.Eldessouky served as Chairman of Financial Executives International’s (FEI) 2013 Corporate Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference in New York.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Liverpool, England.Eldessouky is a Certified Public Account and a Charted Global Management Accountant.