Francis Pinto

Francis Pinto

Interest

MUSIC, ROWING

Summary

            CHIEFFINANCIAL OFFICER HEADQUARTER OR FIELD

Over 20 years experience in various finance positions within major multinational companies including external and internal audit, control and planning.

- Organizations and systems implementation in fast growing businesses and especially in Asia.

- Good knowledge of financial and reporting techniques, tax and legal implications of business

decisions, strategic and operating plans preparation and presentation.

- Significant experience of team management, focusing on empowerment and growing people's capabilities.

- Sales experience in the FMCG industry when working at PEPSICO.

Education

Education
Sep 2002 - Jun 2005

Master

SCIENCES PO PARIS
Sep 1978 - Jun 2002

Master

UNIVERSITE PARIS IX DAUPHINE

Skills

Skills

Spanish speaking and writing

English speaking and writing

Fluent

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

CFO Europe

LOUISE BLOUIN MEDIA

In charge of Company refinancing and organization roll-out in Europe.

Dec 2003 - Jul 2009

DIRECTOR FINANCE AND CONTROL ASIA ($200 Million Sales)

COTY INC.

Supporting the business development activity and implementing partnerships in the Region

Achievements:

-Improved China gross margin by 5 points % thanks to the implementation of a local manufacturing agreement

-Improved Free Cash-flow by reinforcing the credit collection procedures in the region (+$5MM in 2008)

-Implemented SAP for the Far-East activity (General ledger and sales admin.)

Feb 1999 - Dec 2003

FINANCE CONTROLLER EUROPE COMMERCIAL UNITS ($500 Million Sales)

COTY INC.

Responsible for the formulation of the Regional Financial Strategic Plan and the Annual Operating Plan and for the control over the business performances of 18 European business units.

Achievements:

-Implementedthe Coty Beauty Europe KPI’s and Customer P&L’s

-Harmonized the business accounting practice in Europe

-Improved the Europe Division gross margin by 3% points by running a business process re engineering (efficiency gains and cost reduction)

-Implemented a European Pricing Database to resist Trade pressure to align prices and prevent cross border shipments

Jun 1996 - Jan 1999

CFO PEPSI-COLA FRANCE (EUR 150 Million Sales)

Responsible for: all financial, computer, tax and administration matters; work closely with MD on all aspects of company policy and development

Achievements:

 - Reorganized finance department; improved the accounting system to get a full  transparency over Trade terms and Marketing commitments

 - Resisted successfully to an Income tax adjustment on transfer prices

Jan 1995 - Jun 1996

FINANCE CONTROLLER "TAKE HOME" ALSO IN CHARGE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

Responsible for forecasting & tracking the "Take Home" channel financial performance.  Also responsible for the management of the sales administration departments of both Pepsi Food & Beverages (16 heads).                 

- Introduction of all sales admin. policies and procedures and trained sales force to use

these  procedures                                 

- Introduction of a micro-computer based Key Accounts performance forecasting system

- Implemented yearly trade terms with Sales Director; reviewed all legal aspects of these trade terms

- Sales experience in the field during 6 months

Jan 1993 - Jan 1995

FINANCIAL PLANING MANAGER

Responsible for long/mid/short term budgeting and local business expansion plans (CAPEX)

- Designed all the company forecasting models

Oct 1991 - Jan 1993

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER PEPSI-COLA FRANCE AND BELGIUM

Responsible for all financial reporting, administration and tax matters

- Improved local treasury function; introduced all financial policies and management

May 1990 - Sep 1991

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

HIS MASTER VOICE -Music Stores- (THORN EMI GROUP)

Responsible for all financial ,information technology, administration and personnel matters. Worked closely with MD on store opening plans.

 - Introduction of effective management information enabling close monitoring of individual shop performance

Jul 1987 - Apr 1990

INTERNAL AUDITOR

MATRA-HACHETTE (currently known as LAGARDERE GROUP)

Euro 6 billions group specialized in the Defense industry, communication, transport, publishing, TV & radio networks.

Reported directly to group president: responsible for ensuring all group procedures adhered to, plus special assignments.

- Long term contract Audit (Chicago Airport and Jacksonville automatic transit system)

- Interim Financial Controller of a US based subsidiary for 6 months

Oct 1985 - Jul 1987

SENIOR AUDITOR (initially trainee)

PRICE-WATERHOUSE FRANCE

Financial statements audit and special investigations in international companies (SKF, Corning glass, Danone,...)