charan_saunders-new Charan joined Biovac in 2012 and holds the role of Chief Financial Officer responsible for Finance, IT and Procurement. She is a member of the Board and the Biovac Executive team.


Her mandate is:

  • Improving the system of internal control with a view to achieving efficiencies and ensuring good corporate governance.
  • To provide a solid base for Biovac with an accurate budget and forecasting to allow for strategic planning.
  • To ensure the IT infrastructure at Biovac is progressive and effective in order to support its complex business operation.

Charan obtained her CA (SA) at University of Cape Town and graduated in 2008. She served her articles at BDO Spencer Steward in Cape Town and was later seconded to BDO Stoy Hayward in London. She has a higher diploma in taxation and also holds a BSc. in genetics and microbiology.

Previously Charan held the role of Finance Manager for the European Retail Property Fund of Henderson Global Investors in the United Kingdom, responsible for the financial management property-owning entities in Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Greece.  She was also Business Analyst for LGC-forensics in the United Kingdom.