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Steven J. Henebry

E-Mail:[email protected]

Telephone: 001-480-607-2236

7948 N. Hayden Apt C 207

Scottsdale, Arizona 85258, USA

Summary:18 years International Project Financial / Administrative and Business Management work and Project Finance / Accounting experience: India, Mexico, Philippines, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Singapore, Somalia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and USA. US Citizen, India and Philippines work permits

Career Objective: A Financial / Administration / Business Management position in the developing world: Asia. India, Africa, SE Asia, either contract, interim or temporary, Hardship posting welcomed. I will consider positions in the USA.

Key Skills: 18 years international working and living experience, Project Financial, Administration and Business Management. Contracts, Subcontract and Procurement Management. Local taxes, Audits, Budgets, Payroll, Claims, Taxes and Cash Management. Local staff recruiting, training and management. Economic Feasibility Studies and Globalization.


Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance, University of Montana 1987,

MBA Finance Graduate Study, City University, 1991 (2 courses short of full MBA)

Passed USA CPA Exam 1987

Work experience

Apr 2010

Director, Finance Management Consultant, Globalization

Henebry Corporate Services India

Bangalore, India

Financial Management and International Business Consultant:

Self employed:Construction financial, contract, commercial claims and financial contract management consulting for Indian / foreign firms. 2. Interim positions as CFO, Finance Manager. 3. Research for International firms regarding India Business and Finance. Global Economic Analysis

Feb 2004Nov 2005

Financial Managment Consultant, Owners Representative

Tres Ochos SA Mexico
                                                 Tres Ochos Development, SA

April 2004 – November 2005

USA and Mexico

Owner’s Representative / Financial Management

Hong Kong, London and USA private party joint venture construction project in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Financial management, commercial management, contract administration and claims management for a $200 million condo construction development project. Invoice approvals. Preparation of claims and contract / statutory compliance.

Jun 1997Nov 2002

Finance, Administration and Business Manager

Raytheon Engineers and Constructors India and Philippines

Raytheon Engineers and Construction

June 1997- November 2002

India and the Philippines

                              Finance / Business / Administration Manager

Construction of $600 million power plant in rural Philippines and $375 million power plant in rural India. Managed and totally responsible for all accounting, finances, budgets, taxes, cash flow, A/P and A/R. Coordinated legal, audit, claims and regulatory affairs. Managed office and facilities. Managed HR, payroll and recruiting,

  • Initiated and managed submission of $33 million in construction contract claims
  • Project commercial management for local contracts including service contracts, claims negotiations and contract settlements. Tax issues, Customs, Leases and Vendor and staff contract issues.
  • Coordinated with 5 separate teams of international auditors.
  • Initiated and managed $7 million in contract “change of law” claims against client
  • Saved about $3 million in contract costs through re-bidding of service contracts.
  • Saved about $8 million in contract settlement claims by aggressive Contract - Claims review
  • Managed a $10 million Major Equipment failure Insurance claim.
  • Through aggressive and proactive tax posture, defeated all Indian Tax Assessments saving at least $10 million.
  • Contract - Commercial - Claims Manager for about 60 subcontracts.
  • Arbitration and Litigation Support for 5 Claims. Won an ICC London Arbitration Panel case with successful counter suit.
  • Economic and financial feasibility studies for 4 projects
Jan 1994Nov 1996

Assistant Director Finance

United Nations Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia

United Nations Peacekeeping Forces Former Yugoslavia

January 1994 - November 1996

Central Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia

Assistant Director of Finance,

Totally responsible for and managed all civilian accounting, budgets, cash flows, contract / commercial management for reconstruction efforts in Central Bosnia during the civil war. Average annual budget $32 million. Focus was on infrastructure reconstruction of roads, power plants, health facilities and bridges.

Nov 1991Oct 1993

Site Manager, Finance Administration Manager

International Medical Corps Somalia / Bosnia


Zenica, Bosnia,

Finance and Administrative Officer / Medical Specialist

During the civil war I managed all Accounting, Finance, Budgets and Project Administration for a medical assistance project in Bosnia. Hiring and training of large accounting / administrative staff. Developed cash management system, Grant management. Co-developed a comprehensive emergency medical system for Central Bosnia. USAID / UNHCR Funded

International Medical Corps

1991 – 1992

Mogadishu and Beled Huen, Somalia

Site Manager / Medical Specialist

During the absolute worst of the civil war I was Site Manager / Finance Manager and Medical Specialist for a large medical relief programs, in Mogadishu. Focus on hospital construction and rebuilding. Planned, developed and managed a medical relief project in one of the most isolated places in the world - Belet Huen. USAID / UNICEF funded

Oct 1992Jan 1993


World Food Program Kenya

World Food Program Nairobi, Kenya

October 92 - January 94

Interim Auditor

Auditor for 3-month local hire Contract in Nairobi Kenya. Audited Kenya accounting and food procurement / distribution for refuge camps onm Somalia border. This was short term temporary job.

Jul 1987Aug 1991

Finance Related

Multiple Temporary Jobs while in College

Seattle / Phoenix USA 1987-1991

While I attended graduate school, I had multiple temp and contract positions as a Staff Accountant / Auditor in the Seattle and Phoenix areas. Companies included hospitals, Arthur Anderson, Construction companies, MHSH, City of Bellevue, State Fund Insurance Department and various “temp jobs.



2 Course short of MBA

City Univeristy

I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Finance and Accounting with a GPA of 3.33. I passed the USA CPA exam  in 1987. On a part time basis I have completed all but two courses towards an MBA in Finance. I was looking for  a job  in 1991 and got hired to work in Africa and just never back to finish my degree. Graduate GPA was 3.90.

On the non academic side, I have read about 10,000 books on a  wide variety of subjects. That amount of reading is quite easy when working overseas. In addition, I extremely well informed about international relations, international economics and globalization issues as a result of a lifetime of reading 3-4 newspapers a day and numerous business magazines in  a week. Current reading on a daily basis NY Times, Washington Post, Fox News, Arizona Republic and The Times of India. Magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, The Economist, India Business, Time and more, ''

Jun 1986Jun 1987

Bachelor of Science Business

University of Montana


Internation Business and living and working overseas.
      :International Experience   Extensive experience working in the developing world is a very specialized skill set. Those of us with that experience, just arrive at some out of the way place in a developing country, get right to work and stay until the job is over. It is easy to spot those who are new to the field and compare them to the real overseas professionals.   Business Week ran a series of articles a few years ago on overseas assignments for USA staff. About 50% of International assignments fail in the first 6 months overseas. About 67% of all international assignments fail in less than 2 years. Reasons were family problems in US, family problems in the assigned country, failure to adapt to limited resources, illness and yes, sadly drinking and drug problems. I have seen many, many staff come and go quickly overseas. A common problem is quite simply rushing to hire someone “right now.”   It is estimated to cost $50,000 to recruit, hire, and transport one expat for an overseas job, why? Only 1-2% of all Americans will even consider an overseas job. Why? Most know they don’t have the adaptability, flexibility and mind set to go a new place, a new job and with new people in a strange culture.   I have completed every international assignment and completed every job. I will go to most places in the world, I can depart on short notice on a single status basis and somehow, someway, in spite of limited resources, wars, terrorists, lack of electricity and telecommunications, I will find a way to get things done. I make friends with other expats and the locals and frankly I truly enjoy the developing world. It is fun     .