A Senior Business Leader with 30+ years of experience in driving significant business growth and a strong track record of sound financial and operational oversight across a breadth of sectors.

Experience

  • Group Chief Finance Officer

    at Multiple Hauliers (E.A.) Ltd

    December 2014 - at Present

    Nairobi

    HIGHLIGHTS  Eliminated foreign exchange risk, redressed the retail price calculator and introduced internal and operational controls for Porsche Centre Nairobi Ltd turning around operational losses to becoming profitable (2014 to 2016).  Reformed stock control and set up / standardised finance and operational templates for Posh Auto Body (E.A.) Ltd which turned around operational losses into profit (2017 to 2018).  Currently working towards firming up reporting structure for Bentley operations under Foxdean Ltd by 95%. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS  Streamlining the financial and organisational structure for all 3 companies in the automotive division of the group.  Designing and implementing strategies, budgets and business solutions to meet organisational requirements.  Overseeing all financial reporting for the group including the production of accounts, forecasts, P&Ls, balance sheets, and management reports.

  • Chief Executive Officer

    at Andreas Psaltis and Sons Ltd

    September 2012 - September 2014

    Eparchía Lefkosías

    HIGHLIGHTS  Played an instrumental role in turning around operational results to achieve 2.4 times profit in 2013, increasing by 2.0 times in 2014.  Developed and implemented an incentive plan for the sales team to promote increase in revenues by 20% in 2014.  Introduced benchmark standards for the auto parts industry and successfully implemented SAP B1 ERP at 93%. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS  Led high-performing teams and implemented a culture strongly based on teamwork, collective goals and results.  Forecasted sales targets for territories and projected expected sales volumes / profitability for products.  Maintained sales volumes and monitored supply and demand, changing trends, economic indicators and competitors.  Designed and implemented strategies to meet growing business needs and achieved bottleneck free operations to meet all targets / KPIs.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    at H.S. Data Ltd

    March 2010 - August 2012

    Eparchía Lefkosías

    HIGHLIGHTS  Implemented zero-based budgeting techniques and restructured each expense account which successfully reduced operational costs by 39%.  Renegotiated increased bank facilities and simultaneously managed to lower bank charges which attained an overall benefit of 6%.  Set up analysis on lines of business through implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP and achieved profit optimisation on projects of 12%. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS  Improved profitability levels by monitoring cash flows and implementing cost management techniques.  Established internal controls for customer-vendor credit terms to mitigate risk levels to the business.  Led on monthly reporting and undertook continual sales / profit benchmarking processes.  Prepared and maintained financial statements, budgets, cash flow, business plans, and variance analysis.  Held accountability for process improvement initiatives and KPI management activities.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    at Alpan Electroline Ltd

    June 2007 - February 2010

    Eparchía Lefkosías

  • Finance and Administrative Manager

    at J.N. Christofides Trading Ltd

    May 2004 - May 2007

    Eparchía Lefkosías

  • Chief Accountant

    at Anastasios Stephanides and Son Ltd

    March 2001 - April 2004

    Eparchía Lefkosías

  • Financial Controller

    at A. Mintikkis Farm Ltd

    March 1999 - March 2001

    Eparchía Lefkosías

  • Director

    at Casco Marine Paints and Coatings Ltd

    January 1994 - February 1999

    Eparchía Lefkosías

  • Senior Auditor / Accountant

    at Scodie Deyong

    August 1991 - December 1993

    London

  • Tax Assistant to Manager and Partner

    at Stainton and Shafto

    August 1987 - July 1991

    London

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    at The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus

    2005 - at Present (15 years) Eparchía Lefkosías

  • FCCA

    at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    2004 - 2009 (5 years)

  • Master of Business Administration

    at Oxford Brookes University

    1997 - 2001 (4 years)

  • BA in Accounting (Minor: Economics and Finance)

    at University of Indianapolis

    1983 - 1986 (3 years) Indiana

  • Associate in Science (AS) in Business Administration

    at University of Indianapolis

    1983 - 1986 (3 years) Indiana

Services offered

  • Finance and Business

    Executive Leadership: An experienced and energetic communicator having held executive level responsibilities across a breadth of senior finance roles to deliver synergies across large-scale commercial operations.

    Financial Management: Advising on and implementing financial controls, undertaking financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, accounting and developing strategies with strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Well-versed in leading improvements from a financial perspective and delivering enhanced reporting to support senior management and budget holders make informed decisions.

    Business Analysis: Skilled in performing cost analysis, undertaking risk management, leading acquisitions / integrations and undertaking comprehensive financial due diligence.

    Change Management: Well-versed in managing organisational change, providing analysis of fault lines and re-engineering resources, processes and systems to improve efficiency levels. Skilled in undertaking process realignment / transformations effectively within finance operations and leading projects through full lifecycles in accordance with best practice.

    People Management: Ability to attract, select, motivate and empower high calibre people, set challenging KPIs and support teams to put in place lasting legacies of process and business improvement / growth. Accustomed to working across large scale business environments, cutting through complexities and providing clarity / direction whilst coordinating teams.

    Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging effectively with stakeholders up to Board level to gain buy-in / approval for initiatives and projects. Skilled in winning trust through transparency and fostering confidence to drive business improvements.

    Systems Knowledge: SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP, QuickBooks and the Microsoft Office Suite.

Languages

  • English Native

  • Greek Native

  • Swahili Elementary

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