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International Chapters

The Financial Executives Networking Group has Chapter Chairs located in 79 major cities across the continental United States, 10 International Chapters, and 39 Special Interest Groups. Please feel free to contact someone in your geographic area. You only need one sponsor, so here is an easy way to find one.

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Argentina, Buenos Aires
Charly Di Brico, Chair  (911) 56603734
Marcelo Gianoglio, Co-Chair  (911) 3279 2220
Brazil, São Paulo
John Koutras, Chair

A results-driven senior executive possessing significant experience in several functional areas, such as Finance, Operations and Marketing, as well as in General Management. Recognized achievements at strategic and operational levels, during intensive change and competitive pressures. Expertise in the fields of financial planning and debt restructuring, reorganizations and turnarounds, operating multisite and multicultural organizations and M&A. Held several C-Level roles in organizations involved with the production and distribution of large scale consumer and/or industrial goods and services. Some of these were local/regional affiliates of large multinational companies and others were Brazilian companies. Led as CFO listed companies, such as Clean Energy Brazil (AIM/London) and Mangels SA(Bovespa/Sao Paulo). Multinational companies include Sherwin Williams, CMS Energy, Diageo, Quaker Oats and Exxon/Mobil. Holds a BA degree in Economics and Administration & Management, as well as a MBA in International Business from the City University of New York. Attended executive education at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 (11) 99970-1011
Fabiana Fakhoury, Co-Chair

Partner at Connecting Dots with vast experience in Corporate Finance, having advised companies and Private Equity investors in M&A, joint-ventures, capital raising (equity, debt, hybrid mechanisms) processes. Extensive know-how in operational and financial restructuring processes, including working capital reductions, cost rationalization, implementation of strategic and leveraged sourcing programs, Business Plan analyses and Commercial Due Diligence processes. Her industries of expertise include retail (electronics, apparel, building materials, etc.), food, consumer products, pulp & paper, oil & gas, B2B services and agribusiness, having worked both in Brazil and in the US. MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business – NYU/Stern – with majors in Finance, International Business and Business Management and a B.A. in Marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing – ESPM (São Paulo, Brazil).

 (11) 993886613
Francisco Garcia, Co-Chair

Senior Executive with extensive finance and business experience in diverse industries with multinational companies. Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profits through achievements in finance management, productivity/efficiency gains and implementation of corporate governance models. Strong qualifications in general management as supportive business partner, customer relations and staff development/leadership. Tri-lingual and Multicultural . Some of the company’s he has worked for include: Trelleborg, Boston Scientific and Honeywell. He holds a MBA from the University of Rochester and a BS from the Universidade Candido Mendes. Specialties include: Management of Controllership, Treasury, Tax MIS and Legal; Extensive knowledge of US GAAP & IRFS; Leadership in preparation and rollout of Budgets/ Forecasts and Strategic Plans; Active participation in turn arounds, start-ups, acquisition and spin offs; Cash flow management, bank relations, DSO and other capital metrics´ improvements; Implementation of Corporate Governance models, compliance and internal control best practices including SOX 404 implementation and self-assessment; BPO implementation in labor intensive industries and Business Partnering & Cross Function Finance Support.

 (11) 999822667
Canada, Toronto
Jeffrey Brown, Chair

Jeffrey M. Brown, CPA (Certified in Massachusetts and New York) BoTax, The Boston Tax Advisory Company Ltd. Thornhill, ON Canada

 (416) 222-5555 ext. 322
Saurin Patel, Co-Chair

Saurin Patel,CPA,CMA, CPA (Illinois) 3159 Walkers Line Burlington, ON L7M 0E1 Phone: (289) 812-1086 | Cell: (416) 986-0932 saurinpatel.ca

 (289) 812-1086
China, Shanghai
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
China, Hong Kong
Trevor Fitzsimmons, Chair

Trevor is a failed sportsman that has just about managed to keep his career in finance intact. After qualifying in London a long time ago with E&W he worked for Exxon and BOC in the UK before moving to Hong Kong to join the Jardine Matheson Group. Apart from forays into being a stay-at-home-dad and consultancy roles in the USA and India between 2004-2010, Trevor has been priviliged to have had a wide variety of roles in JM since 1994.

 (852) 60511559
Egypt, Cairo
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
France, Paris
Philippe Lecigne, Chair

Philippe graduated in Finance from HEC Business School and studied Political Sciences in Paris. After a start in Investment Banking, Philippe held several CFO positions at PUF, ArcelorMittal Group and Ansaldo France. He now leads the High Tech and Telecom practice at Finance and Strategy consulting firm C3M.

 (0661) 106018
United Kingdom, London
Nick McCall, Chair

Nick McCall is the CEO of Falcon Private Wealth Ltd with an extensive background in international banking and asset mangement. Most recently Nick McCall held the position of Director, Head of Country Management and Governance, Regional Management with responsibility for governance of Credit Suisse activities for EMEA having joined CSFB in November 2000 when the Firm merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette International. Prior to serving as Treasurer for DLJI Nick was Merrill Lynch’s Regional Treasurer for the Americas based in New York and was also responsible for Global Long Term Funding. Nick joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya New York where he was Head of Treasury & Capital Markets and previously had worked for thirteen years with Lloyds Bank International in eight countries covering a variety of roles in Corporate Banking and Treasury. Mr. McCall held several board positions for Credit Suisse including the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors for Bank Credit Suisse in Moscow and was a Board Member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 (20) 7811 5173
Shawn McCarthy, Co-Chair

International Head of Treasury with extensive European and US treasury experience in a variety of FTSE/Fortune 500 companies. A consistent record of advancement and achievement in all aspects of international Treasury & Tax practice with related experience in M&A transactions, corporate finance, risk management and reporting functions.

 (07908) 491139
John Yates, Co-Chair

John Yates
Secretary
The Financial Executives Networking Group, UK
Website: www.TheFENG.org.uk

 (0) 777 556 010
Emmanuel Walter, Administrator
Japan, Tokyo
David Corbett, Chair  (80) 44016565
Mexico, Mexico City
Sergio Ducoing, Chair  (55) 8527-4147
Armando Nuricumbo, Chair  (55) 5579 6899

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