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Vishal Mehta

Heineken International
Head of Global Audit - Asia Pacific
Vishal Mehta, based in Singapore, is Heineken’s Head of Global Audit for Asia Pacific. He has deep expertise in audit and risk management domain across multiple industries and in particular in the consumer goods and life sciences sectors. In his career spanning 3 decades he has focused on maximizing the effectiveness of assurance provided by corporate audit and strengthening the second and third lines of defense within organizations.

“The vantage point provided by audit (or risk) helps me connect the dots for my stakeholders and thereby enable impactful remediation of processes and controls. And the access to different people and processes that comes with the job energizes my day.”

Before joining Heineken, Vishal most recently held the roles of Regional Head of Audit and Director Strategic Risk Management for General Motors’ International Operations. Prior to that he was a Director at KPMG US and Partner at KPMG India providing clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer and industrial goods, and insurance sectors internal audit, risk, and compliance services. Vishal began his career at Arthur Andersen in the Firm’s audit practice in India.

Vishal has a Bachelor of Commerce with honors from the Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Vishal is passionate about films (the craft) and enjoys cooking his childhood favorites for his family, as well as swimming and watching films with his daughters.