Work History

Work History
2009 - 2010

Director Special Projects, Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Managed a team of 4 in the treasury operation covering 9 Eastern Europe countries, including Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. Facilitated new investments and business growth throughout the region by securing funding from internal sources and outside banking relationships. Oversaw Country Finance Directors in the deployment of capital toward strategic initiatives and investments. Led various financial transactions for the region, including onshore and offshore funding, share repurchases, and M&A deals.

Key Highlights:

  • Negotiated and executed a $2.2 billion, 7-country sale to CVC Capital Partners, safeguarding €150 million in disputed transaction value for ABI.
  • Generated profits of $4.5 million in 2009 and $1 million in the first quarter of 2010 from currency and aluminium trading activities, boosting overall EBITDA by over $3 million.
  • Completed a €300 million recapitalisation in Russia.
  • Forged a new banking relationship that provided lower-cost debt capital to the Ukraine.
  • Released over €100 million in locked funds from 2 countries.
  • Cut working capital dispersion from 20% to below 10%, producing record cash flows in CEE.
2008 - 2009

Financing Strategy & Projects Manager, CEE

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Spearheaded a restructuring of the Eastern Europe ownership structure across entities throughout Western Europe and tax havens. Directed share repurchase projects, capital reengineering and dividend distributions, with the aim of extracting maximum value out of each country.

Key Highlights:

  • Constructed a trading model to optimise gains on $400 million exposures in currency and aluminium trading.
  • Issued a special dividend in 2 countries that released €45 million in currency controlled funds.
  • Liberated the businesses in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia for strategic sale by initiating share repurchases and squeeze-out initiatives.
  • Mitigated $352 million in risk by re-examining and optimising the use of holding companies.
  • Created a model that illustrated country risk levels and the need for capital reengineering.
2007 - 2007

Associate – Investment Banking Division, M&A

http://www.ms.com

Led a team of analysts in performing due diligence, financial modelling, financial analysis, and deal pitch preparations on a large scope of M&A transactions.

Key Highlights:

  • Developed a financial model and valuation analysis that helped an oil and gas client in Eastern Europe ward off a $16 billion hostile takeover attempt.
  • Hand-picked for a team mandated to execute a major automotive industry asset divestiture.
  • Chosen as the only MBA hire out of 100 candidates from IESE Business School.
2002 - 2006

Senior Consultant

Arthur Andersen / Deloitte

Senior Consultant, Transfer Pricing (TP) Expert · 2004-2006

Junior Consultant, Transfer Pricing Department · 2003-2004

Junior Analyst · 2002-2003

Providedbusiness management advice and solutions to corporate clients that ensured transactional efficiency while boosting revenues, minimising costs, taxes, and regulatory risks. Cultivated relationships with clients to drive new business development. Oversaw research and data collection, transfer pricing model creation, and client proposal development. Evaluated the impact of transfer pricing on profitability and operations using detailed analysis and benchmarking studies.

Key Highlights:

  • Spearheaded a cross-functional team of 10 that developed a new business structure and transfer pricing policy for a leading multinational company, negotiated with Tax and Economic Authorities, and mitigated €20 million in potential tax liabilities.
  • Chosen for an elite team that started and grew the firm’s Transfer Pricing business.
  • Positioned Deloitte as a top transfer pricing authority in Portugal by writing a transfer pricing report aimed at the Portuguese Tax Administration.
  • Mentored and coached junior consultants on transfer pricing concepts.

Awards & Accolades:

  • Consistently ranked #1 in the team for production, bringing in €150,000+ in annual revenues.
  • Appointed Portugal’s transfer pricing representative to Deloitte’s European Economist Network.
  • Wrote "Transfer Pricing - A Portuguese Perspective", for BNA Tax Planning International, March 2005 and "A Perspective on Global Transfer Pricing", for BNA Tax Management, May 2005.

Education

Education