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MBA SDA Bocconi Milan
Engineer University Louvain
, Clos des Aulnes, Gouvieux
: International CFO
Western Europe, Emerging Countries/Central and Eastern Europe CFO
Italy, Russia Finance Director roles
and Financial Accounting/Budgeting/Treasury/Compliance/M&A
NEWS OUTDOOR GROUP Division of NEWS CORP, New York
Chief Financial Officer
Before the crisis,
managed the growth of the business. Turnover of $ M, employees,
Eastern European countries. Disposed the loss making companies in India
and Israel. Lead a global Finance Conference in Warsaw. Managed banking
relationships and external debt. Lead Quarterly Conf Calls.
Following the crisis,
reduced headcount by employees. Cut CAPEX by one third and
salaries by %.
Reduced the leases and lead a strong working capital control.
Implemented a cash culture.
CORPORATE EXPRESS Italy presently STAPLES
Managed the turnaround
of Corporate Express Italy € M Turnover bringing results with
twice less people. Reduced headcount by , cut the inventory by two
and decrease the DSO by days strong credit policy.
SCH GROUP France
and developed the finances and services administration department
employees of the SCH
in France: turnover of € . B in IT services and IT products distribution,
GROUP former PPR Business Unit
disposed to OFFICE DEPOT
VP Finance Paris
Organized and developed Guilbert Group European Finance: central team
of employees, local CFOs and their respective teams. Turnover
of € . B, employees
Group debt through working capital decrease € M in one year,
securitization and a strong hold on operating expenses and capital expenditures.
Presented monthly financials to PPR CEO and CFO.
in the Dutch Corporate Express acquisition turnover of € M and
integrated quickly the business: due diligence, purchase accounting
Participated in the disposal of Guilbert € . B Contract business
by PPR to Office Depot and Guilbert € M Mail Order business to
Staples: built, controlled and provided all the financials to the data
room/investment banks, due diligence and audit process
acquired by Office Depot, ensured a good transition process: from French
to US GAAP with shorter deadlines, P&L harmonization and mapping.
For the combined business, assessed the synergies and controlled the
integration costs at European level.
CIS presently SANOFIAVENTIS
the crisis, set up and managed Former Soviet Union ITFinanceLegalAdministration
teams in a fast growing environmentin year, sales went from $
M to $ M with headcount going from to .Following the
August Russian crisis, restructured the FSU operations from employees
Manager Russia S. Petersburg
SCJ Business in Russia from scratch.
Analyst Italy Milan
Products Trader/Assistant in International Treasury Brussels
in the Royal Tank Regiment, Belgium and Germany. MBA summer Job
with A. T. KEARNEY, Milan.