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Work experience

2014Present

CEO - President of the Management Board

AXA Life Romania
20072014

Partner

AREFIDEV CONSULTING
  • Founder of the firm and consultant in Strategy and Finance (interim global and financial management, restructuring, supervision of M&A operations, finance raising, support functions, organisational effectiveness)
  • Led a €40 million convertible bond issue aimed at financing development of a French listed group specialized in outdoor tourism
  • Advised aleading French law firm on its international development strategy
  • Took up finance management of a listed high tech company (supervised winding up of yearly financial statements, negotiated and put financing in place, implemented receivable insurance)
  • Restructured administration and finance functions in a group specialized in managing tourist resorts
  • Implemented back office permanent control in a leading French insurance company

Concurrently, Board and Audit Committee member of a listed company

Jul 2002Nov 2006

MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD   CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - PACIFIC REGION MANAGER

FINANCIERE OCÉOR

FINANCIERE OCÉOR (FRENCH SAVINGS BANK GROUP)

Holding company in charge of developing, controlling and supporting international and overseas activities (8 banks and 3 leasing companies in 7 territories/countries (1.500 employees, total credits: €6 billion, GNP: €220 million)

Member of the Executive Board: Chief Operating Officer and Pacific Area Directo

  • Managing Director: contributed to developing and piloting the Océor group strategy, participated/directed commitments and risk committees, coordinated relations with the regulator. Revitalized and revamped Océor subsidiaries, identified and widespread best practices, increased subsidiaries profitability)
  • Director of the Pacific Area (3 banks and 2 leasing companies, 600 employees) President of Bank de Tahiti - Vice-President of New Caledonia Bank and Saving Bank: steered commercial and financial performance, monitored modernization and organization projects, headed up relations with key clients and local authorities, monitored Pacific management teams. Contributed in raising by 25% Pacific Area's net banking income, and 60% profit increase in 4 years
  • Head of management and support lines: structured, improved and oversaw management control, banking operations, human resources, legal and tax, permanent and operational risk control and international activity of Océor banks. Coordinated 6 line managers and their teams and oversaw 400 employees locally in these lines
  • Chief Operating Officer: organized and monitored Financière Océor's operation to fulfil its role of international development for the Caisse d'Epargne Group and of support for its subsidiaries
Dec 2000Jun 2002

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CAISSE NATIONALE DES CAISSES D'EPARGNE (French Savins Bank)
  • Designed and implemented the Caisse d'Epargne Group international strategy
  • Built and managed a team of 3 specialists
  • Organized and negotiated the acquisition of Bank de Tahiti and New Caledonia Bank from Bank of Hawaii, then integrated these banks in the Group
19952000

HEAD OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

GAN INSURANCE GROUP
  • Performed mergers, acquisitions, transfer and reorganization of 15 French and international subsidiaries for a total of 600 million € (Moroccan and Canadian insurance subsidiaries, CFJPE -venture capital listed subsidiary-, 2 real estate subsidiaries,...) and generated significant capital gains (over 200 million €)
  • Restructured venture capital portfolio (market value: 1 billion €, 100 equity lines)
  • Organized GAN Group privatization data-room and question-answer process with the candidates: congratulations of the French Economy and Finance Minister)
  • Participated in the Boards of several venture capital funds and management companies as Chairman, CEO and or Board Member
  • Managed dedicated teams (from 10 to 25)

Special mission: executive management of AVIS IMMOBILIER (Real estate transaction subsidiary: 80 employees, 35 franchisees), restructuring then transfer

19931995

HEAD OF SUBSIDIARIES CONTROL

GAN INSURANCE GROUP
  • Built and coached a team of 5 controllers
  • Conceptualized and implemented a follow-up device (reporting, budget, 3 year plan, equity needs forecasts) and a group financial dashboard
  • Consolidated and controlled subsidiaries' financial results
  • Initiated and supervised financial studies
  • Recommended action plans to the subsidiaries management teams

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19881993

CONTROLLER

L'OREAL GROUP (Cosmetics)

1990 CONTROLLER LATIN AMERICA (Turnover : 350 million €)

Follow-up of commercial activity and profitability of 6 subsidiaries and 15 agents

1988 CONTROLLER LANCÔME PARFUMS ET BEAUTE (Turnover : 300 million €)

Reporting, budget and business plans. Financial follow-up of projects and intra-group tariffs

19781986

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

TRICAULT REGETHERMIC INTERNATIONAL

(Turnover : 20 million €, 90 employees)

Main responsibilities : Finance, Management Control, Human Resources, Organization and Data processing, Legal and Tax

Summary

General Management Bank, Insurance, Financial Services

International development, strategy and control

Development and implementation of strategy Mergers & acquisitions Creation, integration and management of business units Management of operations support Modernization and reorganization Profitability management

Objective

Board level financial services senior executive with a successful track record in a range of general and international management roles. Now seeking a suitable Chief Executive position.

Interest

Rugby (played for 30 years, now Secretary General of the Sciences Po Old Boys Rugby Club), tennis, skiing

Modern history, jazz, literature

Skills

International development
Finance - Management control
Insurance
Mergers & acquisitions
Retail banking
French Pacific