Well rounded executive with over 22 years of international, multi-cultural experience in a variety of challenging Senior Finance, Operational, Consultancy and IT roles. An effective operational manager providing business strategy, business generating ideas and direction.

Experience

  • Senior Consulting Director

    at BLO Consulting

    Novembre 2009 - at Present

    Genève

    Providing high level professional consulting in the areas of project/program management, systems integration, controlling and strategic/operational financial management. Managed multiple assignments in different companies and industries such as Alpiq Suisse SA, Serono, UBP, Richemont to name a few. Simultaneous program management (technical and business) of several programs with responsibilities of managing teams over 80 people and off-shore resources over 40 consultants, budgets varying from $700K to $35 Millions, and operations spanning from local to Shared Services on a global scale.

  • Financial Systems Director

    at IATA

    Octobre 2004 - Novembre 2009

    Genève

    Management of all IATA financial applications (ERPs) and migration from Hyperion to a new SAP ECC6 In charge of leading the business (corporate finance, financial management, consolidation and controlling) workstream worldwide during the blueprint and design phase of the implementation of SAP ECC6 with a budget nearing $30 Millions. In charge of managing the design of BPC’s (Outlook Soft) future consolidation, budgeting, consolidation and reporting tools. Manage 5 consultants and 8 professionals throughout the implementation.

  • Finance Director/SAP Program Manager

    at Perini Building Company

    Septembre 2001 - Août 2004

    California

    Management of the Finance department with 25 direct reports and an annual budget of US$ 3.2 Millions. Management of the SAP implementation program with 15 direct reports, US$ 12 Millions budget and 60 offshore resources. In charge of the finance department reporting to the group CFO and managing different aspect of the company’s finances, accounting and business analysis team.

  • Senior Finance Manager

    at Epson America Inc.

    Septembre 1998 - Septembre 2001

    California

    Being the link between the accounting/finance department and the upper management I was responsible for all aspects of financial control, reporting and strategic analysis. Responsibility of improving underperforming areas within the group by creating efficiencies where necessary, reducing costs and maximize working capital for business growth. Participated to the implementation of advertising campaigns in North and South America. It helped raise the year 2000 sales by 24%. Successfully directed budgets and forecasts and created a more efficient way of organizing the budgeting process.

  • Senior Financial Analyst

    at Fox Television Stations Inc.

    Août 1994 - Septembre 1998

    California

    Management of the analytical finance of the group including financial planning and analysis, consolidation, credit analysis, marketing data analysis, payroll management, budgeting, forecasting, as well as the management of the financial applications (Hyperion, JD Edwards, etc.)

Education

  • Finance & IT Management

    at University of Southern California

    1996 - 1998 (2 years) California

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management

    at University of Southern California

    1993 - 1994 (1 year) California

  • License

    at Administration Economique et Sociale

    1990 - 1992 (3 years) Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Languages

  • Allemand Elementary

  • Arabe Native

  • Espagnol Elementary

  • Français Native

  • Anglais Native

  • Italien Elementary

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