Corporate Strategy & Vision | P&L Oversight | Team Leadership | Business Operations & Profitability
C-level leader, seasoned within multinational market leading organisations in formative technical financial roles and expansive thought leadership positions. Able to perceptively mould corporate performance and governance to deliver project success, operational effectiveness, and strategic pathways for growth and expansion. Fluent in the English, French and German languages.
GC Gouvernance et Conseil Sàrl – Independent advisory firm dedicated to governance, administration and finance
Board member, Marly
Board of Director, Board of Trustee as well as management mandates.
The aim of the company is :
AMPCO METAL SA – A privately owned international company , excellence in Engineered alloys. AMPCO METAL is an integrated metal producer. Under the AMPCO® and AMPCOLOY® brands, the company delivers the widest range of premium specialty bronzes and copper alloys, providing exceptional physical and mechanical properties.
NESTLE SA – The largest food company in the world with 2017 revenues of CHF89.8B. Nestle Capital Advisers SA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. tasked with managing the Group's pension liabilities of CHF37B.
Head of Corporate Pension and Group Risk Services, Vevey
Elevated to clarify Group Pension obligations, inject cohesion and de-risking strategy, risk based management of insurance and captive reinsurance company. Reporting at corporate level to the Group CFO with a presentation to the Nestlé SA Board of Directors twice annually, and leadership of a team of 80 staff.
NESTLE SWITZERLAND SA – 3500 employees, 6 factories, up to 17 businesses, with revenue of CHF1.5B.
Appointed to confront the abrupt strengthening of the CHF, devising methodologies to mitigate manufacturing company risk and loss of competitiveness in a controlled market. Head of Finance supporting the CEO, Member of the Management Committee and oversight of a staff of ~100.
NESTLE VIETNAM LTD – 1500 employees, 8 lines of businesses Nestlé Product in Vietnam.
Chief Financial Officer, Ho Chi Minh City
Given the remit to improve the quality of financial information in Vietnamese operations. Sponsored an SAP implementation and outsourcing of finance activities to Manila, leading a staff of 40 with authority for finance, legal, tax and procurement.
NESTEC – Offers commercial research and consulting services to Nestlé S.A. and its subsidiaries.
Head of Financial Reporting of the Nestlé Group, Vevey
Hired to complete a stalled implementation of IAS19 and implement a labour-saving streamlined consolidation tool. Tasked with the preparation of Nestlé Group financial statements and statistical information, implementation of new accounting standards, liaison with Group Auditors, analysis of M&A projects. 20 staff with membership of the Executive Management Committee.
KPMG – KPMG is a multinational professional services company and one of the ‘Big Four’ auditors.
Audit Partner, Fribourg
Recruited as a graduate and progressed to Partner handling audit, accounting, tax, legal and economic advice. Lead of the office, 15 people, ultimate budget ~CHF4M with audit responsibility for multinationals including Nestlé, Michelin, VibroMeter, the Alusuisse-Lonza Group, LauraStar and Nordmann & Cie SA.
Nestlé Capital Management Ltd, London, 2015–2018 (activities regulated by FCA)
Intercona Re SA, Châtel-St-Denis, 2015–2018 (activities regulated by FINMA)
Robusta Asset Management Ltd, Dublin, 2008–2018 (activities regulated by CBI)
Surveillance Committee Nestlé Pensionskasse VVaG & Pensionsfonds AG, 2015–2018
Maggi Unternehmungen AG, Cham, 2010-2018
Nestlé Suisse SA, Vevey, 2008-2015
Fonds de Pension Nestlé & Fonds de Pension Complémentaire, Suisse, Vevey, 2008-2015
MONDO SA, Vevey, 2008-2012
Albicolac and Icolac, Bern, 2008-2012
Gaznat SA, Vevey, 2008-2010
Nestlé Vietnam Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City, 2006-2008
Executive Leadership Program – IMD Lausanne, 2009-2010
Swiss Chartered Accountant – Swiss Fiduciary Chamber (Expertsuisse), 1990
Federal Accountancy Certificate – Société suisse des employés de commerce, 1989
Federal Certificate in Trusteeship – Swiss Fiduciary Chamber (Expertsuisse), 1988
Federal Certificate in Commercial Business (Apprenticeship) – Banque Populaire Suisse, 1983
French: Mother tongue
English: Fluent in speech and writing
German: Fluent in speech, very good writing skills
Swiss german: Very good knowledge