Bruno Dufraisse

Bruno Dufraisse

Education

Education

Work History

Work History

2007 - Present

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 2002 - Nov 2006

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - PACIFIC REGION MANAGER

FINANCIERE OCÉOR

FINANCIERE OCEOR(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 2000 - Jun 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
1995 - 2000

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

1993 - 1995

SUBSIDIARIES CONTROL MANAGER

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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1988 - 1993

CONTROLLER

L'OREAL GROUP (Cosmetics)

1990CONTROLLER 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

1978 - 1986

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

Interest

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

Modern history, jazz, literature

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 or Chief Financial/Operating Officer position.

Skills

Skills

International development

Finance - Management control

Insurance

Mergers & acquisitions

Retail banking

French Pacific