Eric De La Gironière

Custom

  • Married, three children (9, 12 & 13 years old)
  • Languages : French native

                            English fluent

                            Portuguese fluent

                             Spanish average

  • « Global Leadership Program III » training in INSEAD Fontainebleau in October 2006.
  • Military service done in 1988, first in the Officer School of Coëtquidan Saint Cyr, then “Aspirant”  in the Marche du Tchad Regiment in Monthléry (France)
  • Summary

    International Finance Director, with experience in Electronics and Automotive industries.

    Interest

    • Member of an association (Arc en Ciel) helping French couples to adopt children in Brazil and Colombia.
    • Hobby : genealogy

    Work History

    Work History
    Jul 2009 - Present

    Automotive Exteriors Finance Vice President

    Faurecia
    Jun 2007 - Jun 2009

    Group Controlling Responsible

    Faurecia

         Producing all financial analysis, organizing the monthly closing, budgets and forecasts for the complete group (Sales of 12 biliions Euros), with a team of 4 people.

    •  Main achievement on-going: implementation of global standard analysis tools and participation of Finance function reorganization.
    Mar 2006 - Jun 2007

    Seating South Europe Customer Division Controlling Director

    Faurecia

    Dealing with Sales and Project activities (Sales of 1,6 billion Euros).

    • Main missions :

    -> providing an efficient controlling organization for projects (car-seats projects [10] being developed or being acquired [5]).

    -> giving to the management a consolidated analysis axis of the results per brand/product together with recommendations to improve them.

    -> supporting the Sales and Purchasing functions in a volume decrease and raw material price increase environment.

    • Main achievement: Program finance functions (controlling & costing) restructuring.
    Oct 2003 - Mar 2006

    Seating PSA Division Controlling Director

    Faurecia

    In charge of the largest Division of the Group (Sales of 1,2 billion Euros), including two different areas of responsibility : the manufacturing (8 Just In Time plants in Europe) and the projects (7 projects in development).

    • Main missions :

    -> provide the management with all needed financial analysis and recommendations (as member of the division management board.

    -> manage a team made of 5 people in staff and about 5 program controllers.

    -> animate the sites (Just In Time) controllers’ network.

    • Main achievement: all semi-annual budgets achieved across the period.
    Jan 2002 - Oct 2003

    Operations & Packard Bell brand Controller

    NEC-CI

    The Operations were made of Manufacturing (2 PC assembly plants in France and Scotland), Purchasing, Engineering, Service & Support and IT. The Packard-Bell brand weighed a sales turnover of 1 billion Euros (subsidiaries in 7 European countries).

    • Main achievement: contribution to costs reduction and Working Capital improvement (inventories reduced by half).
    Jul 2000 - Jan 2002

    Controller

    Thomson multimedia

    In charge of the administrative merge of Auxonne plant (closed in July 2000) and the Genlis one (receiving 400 employees, its total headcount raising up to 1100 people).

    Controller of the incoming activities (manufacturing of numerical decoders and TV modules). Sales turnover: 300 million Euros.

    • Main achievement: successful integration on Genlis site of the new activities.
    Aug 1997 - Jul 2000

    Plant CFO

    Thomson Components Belo Horizonte

    In charge of an electron guns plant in Belo-Horizonte (Brazil). Heading Controlling, Accounting, IT and Cash management for this plant of 600 employees, invoicing around 30 million Euros a year.

    • Main achievement: costs reduction allowing the plant to survive when a restructuring plan was forecasting its shut-down.
    1994 - 1997

    Deputy of the Tubes & Displays Division Controller

    Thomson Tubes & Displays

    In charge of consolidating the results, the Budgets & Forecasts of a Division manufacturing & selling Colour Picture Tubes (sales above 1,2 billion Euros).

    • Main achievement: internal benchmark mission between the plants of the Division (11 plants located in Europe, USA and Latin America).
    1992 - 1994

    Export Sales Company Controller

    Thomson Consumer Electronics

    In charge of the operational controlling of this company exporting TV sets (sales of 60 million Euros).

    • Main achievement: cleaning of the Receivable balance amounting more than one year of sales.
    Feb 1989 - 1992

    Junior Controller

    Thomson Consumer Electronics

    In the Audio Europe Division, with sales amounting 140 million Euros. In charge of consolidating the results of 11 subsidiaries located in Europe and Asia.

    • Main achievement: consolidated results calculated per product.

    Education

    Education
    Sep 1984 - Jul 1987

    Management Expert

    Ecole Supérieure de Gestion

    Three years of Business School scolarship, including intense associative activities.

    Oct 1982 - Jun 1984

    DEUG in Economics

    Nantes Economics University