James Cullen


I am a cost and management accountant with an MBA in International Finance. I have over 30years overseas working experience in Asia and The middle East.I have worked in various functions, supply chain, logistics, operations, finance, commercial and general management positions. Having worked in various industries such as oil and gas, construction, mining and manufacturing i believ i have much to offer any organisation

Work History

Work History

chief contracts coordinator

pci international

responsible for the preparation and, issue of the pre-qualification and tender documents under JBIC(Japan Bank for International Cooperation)0f this usd400 million railway infrstructure project in Indonesia. Member of the evaluation and award team responsible for the administrative, financial and commercial evaluation of bidders.

Mar 1996 - Feb 2006

general manager

pt arthindo utama

Responsible for the overall management of this oil drilling services company in Indonesia. THis included supply chain, finance, operations, hrd and logistics.;

Feb 1993 - Feb 1996

general manager

pt crown pacafic jaya

responsible for alla ctivities and bottom line profitability for this transportation, logistics, relocation and warehouse company. Prepared and implemented ISO9001 qualitymanual,application and certification.

Jul 1991 - Nov 1992

GM-Finance and Admin

pt merlin gerin indonesia

Preparation of all financial and administrative requirements for this french owned manufacturing company. Prepared all costing adn allocations for three factories and one sale company. Conslidated all operations resulting in significant cost reductions and operational efficieny.

Jun 1990 - Jun 1991

senior manager finance

pt avon indonesia

under one year contract to set up accounting and factory cost accounting system for this american cosmetics manufacturing and direct selling company.

Jul 1987 - May 1990

commercial director

pt billiton indonesia

responsible for all commercial activities for this anglo-dutch owned gold mine with one operating mine and 11 exploration contracts. My responsibilities included finance, all supply chain functions, legal, HRD and purchasing.

Jun 1986 - Jun 1987

commercial manager

pt allied indo coal

responsible to set up the accounting, purchasing, hrd and all commercial licenses and permits for this coal mine operation in Indonesia. The project was cancelled when the Rail transportation requirement could not be guaranteed by the coal mine producer.

Feb 1979 - Jun 1986

cost and admin consultant

mcs consultants

cost consultant to Indonesian government for this large integrated coal mine development, rail transportation and port construction project under ibrd finance. Responsibilities to prepare project budget, monitor contracts and costs for ibrd reporting and control.

Feb 1977 - Dec 1978

deputy office manager

crown agents

primarily responsible for supply chain management of 6 warehouses, 2500 line items of spare parts and over 250 pieces of plant and equipment. Incuded the purchasing, contract preparation, logistics and training of yemeni personnel on this ODA managed, IBRD funded roda construction project in Yemen.

Feb 1971 - Jan 1977

senior buyer/logistics manager

trafalgar house investments

worked as senior buyer/logistics manager for this uk based construction, shipping, property and mining company. From 1974-1977 transferred to minerals drilling company in Indonesia.

Jul 1967 - Jan 1971

trainee cost accountant

british ropes ltd

trainee cost accountant for this wire rope manufacturer. responsbile for cost accounting for one manufacturing unit.During this period company sponsored ONC and ICMA qualifications.


Jan 2000 - Jun 2002


university of leicester
Jul 1984 - Sep 1986


university of beverly hills
Jul 1982 - Sep 1984


century university
Aug 1967 - Dec 1971

diploma cost and management accountants

doncaster technical college

this qualification is a professional diploma and certification qualification not a degree programme