Accomplished financial leader, ACCA with 20+ years of post-qualification experience in finance and business administration gained in multi country environment with big 4, FMCG, telecom, retail and IT businesses. Committed to conduct at the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Experience

  • Global CFO, Advisor to the chairman of the Board

    at Softline Group, Global IT services and solutions provider

    March 2016 - at Present

    Moskva

    Directed and fulfilled multi country finance function for global IT business with annual turnover of above $1billion and operations in 30+ countries. Spearheaded functional transformation projects to make the group IPO ready. Developed and sustained professional relationships with founder, private equity shareholders, financial institutions, agencies, auditors, consultants, and other stakeholders. Delivered strategic advice to chairman on M&A, global structuring, finance, and other corporate matters Achievements: • Improved and assigned credit rating to the group, according to international rating agency as well as managed issuance of the group public debt on the RUB bond market. • Completed annual audits and due diligence processes with big 4 firm, • Presented company for equity and debt investors. • Established monthly IFRS reporting process • Launched employee stock option plan • Developed and implemented Group financial strategy model supported by Group annual budgets

  • CFO

    at MODIS, Fashion retailer

    May 2015 - March 2016

    Moskva

    Headed financial activities and supervised finance, legal and procurement functions for fashion retail network of 150 shops across Russia with annual turnover of $250million. Cultivated and developed long term company’s relations with shareholders, creditors, and auditors. Improved efficiency in finance processes. Achievements: • Improved quality and timing in finance reporting through implementation of optimized fast close process in accounting. • Enhanced productivity and achieved cost efficiencies through effective finance processes optimisation and implementation of cost reduction measures. Reduced headcount by 25%. • Implemented managerial reporting process to assess individual shops performance on a regular basis.

  • Planning and Control Director

    at X5 REtail Group, Food retailer

    June 2014 - April 2015

    Moskva

    Developed and managed budgeting, forecasting and management reporting processes for the Group of companies with annual turnover of over $10billion Achievements: • Organized and managed Group annual budgeting process and consolidated annual budget for the Group • Improved and supervised monthly Group managerial reporting process • Attained cost efficiency and optimisation for the Group via internal and external benchmarking • Successfully launched active HQ processes and interfaced with group HQ and operational companies

  • CFO Russia/CIS

    at Vimpelcom, International telecom service provider

    January 2007 - December 2013

    Moskva

    Supervised finance, procurement and admin functions for operations with annual turnover over US$9billion. Contributed to the management team for performance evaluation, guidance on financial strategy and business decisions. Served as a member of the executive board, worked closely with CEO and senior management. Cultivated and retained positive relations with external stakeholders, parent company, shareholders, banks, investment community, auditors, and consultants. Achievements: • Launched centralized 350 staff Shared Service Centre in Russia for finance, procurement and HR. • Increased efficiency and productivity by implementing cost optimization measures across all functions. • Established governance and steered investment process with an annual CAPEX budget of $2billion. • Integrated acquired companies in CIS countries into the Group reporting and control environment.

  • Head of treasury

    at Vimpelcom, International telecom service provider

    January 2005 - January 2007

    Moskva

    Headed multi country Group treasury function. Formulated and implemented Group financial strategy. Managed debt portfolio of over $2 billion, maintained relationships with financial institutions, agencies and advisors. Supervised cross border funding and liquidity, implemented cash pooling. Issued and implemented Group treasury policy. Managed financial risks.

  • Controller, Planning and Management Reporting Director

    at Vimpelcom, International telecom service provider

    March 2002 - January 2005

    Moskva

  • Assistant Controller, Reporting and Treasury Manager

    at Pepsi Bottling Group

    June 1998 - March 2002

    Moskva

  • Financial Controller

    at Ernst & Young

    April 1993 - June 1998

    Moskva

Education

  • ACCA

    at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

    1997 - 2000 (3 years)

  • Bachelor of Science, Economics & Business Software Systems

    at Moscow Radio Telecommunication Institute

    1979 - 1984 (5 years)

Services offered

  • Advisory

    I can provide advisory services on finance, processes, M&A, structuring and other corporate matters.

  • CFO

    I can provide CFO ot interim CFO services for a Company or for a Group

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Russian Native

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