International Chapters

The Financial Executives Networking Group has Chapter Chairs located in 80 major cities across the continental United States, 16 International Chapters, and 42 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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Abu Dhabi/Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Michael Capel, Chair

Michael Capel is a financial, human resources, strategy, and operations executive with nearly 20 years' experience in a variety of consulting, public sector, and private settings. He is currently COO of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in the United Arab Emirates, where he is responsible for strategic planning, governance, finance, HR, and information technology. He was recently COO of Qatar Luxury Group (QLG), an investment firm in the fashion, real estate, hospitality, and business services sectors. QLG operated a start-up luxury fashion brand, a European premium leather goods manufacturer and retailer, a pearl farm, and several restaurants among other businesses. He was concurrently managing director of QLG's restaurant subsidiary, during which he opened four upscale venues in Qatar. He previously worked as a business transformation consultant at KPMG and its successor firms in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, and other countries in the greater Middle East. Early in his career, he focused on economic and statistical analysis, web and database development, and customer satisfaction research. He received B.S. and M.P.A. degrees from Cornell University, where he studied economics, statistics, management, and law.

 (52) 6293504
Bucharest, Romania
Irinel Olteanu, Chair
Alex Anitei, Administrator

Cybertech Chairman

 (0723) 168188
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Carlos Di Brico, Chair  (911) 56603734
Marcelo Gianoglio, Co-Chair  (911) 64459298
Cairo, Egypt
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
Hong Kong, China
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
Paul Gardiner, Chair  (9038) 0871
London, United Kingdom
Mark Bagwell, Chair

Mark Bagwell is Commercial Finance Director with in excess of ten years experience operating at senior executive level. Strategically building teams, driving revenue growth and optimising operational cost efficiencies to increase profits in global digital media led organisations, primarily publishing. Extensive international and multi-cultural experience during a career based in London, New York and Tokyo.

 (7753) 628750
Nick McCall, Chair

Nick McCall is the CEO of Hay Hill Wealth Management Ltd and was previously the CEO of Falcon Private Wealth Ltd with an extensive background in international banking and wealth management. Prior to that 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.

 (779) 947 0772
Shawn McCarthy, 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
Rob Tearle, Chair  (01372) 454119
John Yates, Chair

John Yates is a career interim Finance Director/CFO, specializing in mid-cap sized organisations that are facing challenges in the areas of strategy, transformation, operational performance, mergers and acquisitions or face cash flow issues. He often works with Private Equity and Venture Capital backed companies as well as privately owned companies. Industry sectors he works in are: TechMediaTelco, Business Services, FMCG, NGO, Health and Hospitality. John has extensive international experience having lived/worked in the UK, USA, Middle East, South Africa, Far East, Western and Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Romania).

 (777) 5560101
Mexico City, Mexico
Sergio Ducoing, Chair  (55) 8527-4147
Armando Nuricumbo, Chair  (55) 5579 6899
Moscow, Russian Federation
Julia Znamenskaya, Chair

Julia is a seasoned accounting, international reporting and finance professional with 17 years of experience in global corporations managing accounting departments, ensuring international reporting compliance, driving technology adoption and enabling accounting teams. Julia has taken key executive roles in the construction, telecommunication, and fashion industries.

 (929) 256-7842
Dima Timoshin, Co-Chair

Dima is corporate finance & private equity advisor with over 20 years of experience on various positions (including senior management and board membership) in finance, FMCG retail and real estate development in Russia, Cyprus, Switzerland and France.

 (985) 7637845
Paris, France
Fabiola Gutierrez Macias, Chair  (940) 337-9524
Hubert Poinsignon, Chair

Hubert is a multi-faceted CFO with international financial management experience in manufacturing & services. He has experience in turnaround, crisis and change management for mid-caps, controlling and lean manufacturing background, and is a trained six-sigma green belt. He was a cultural attaché in Abu Dhabi from 1988-1989. Previous assignments included: CFO with Antea Group, Dura Automotive Systems, Goodrich (now United Technologies Corp.); Controller for SFR Business Team & Faurecia; and Audit Manager with Safran Group & Deloitte. Interim assignments included: turnaround & restructuring jobs for Sweco, Dürr AG, Bollig & Kemper Group / ERP implementation for Sapa Building Systems, IMI Plc / SOX implementation for Alstom Power (now General Electric). His scope encompasses: new Business Plan design, budgeting / forecasting, external and regulatory reporting, KPI’s, treasury, 13 weeks cash forecast, costs control, audit & internal control (Sox, LSF), ERP implementation (SAP), M&A integration, new money & financing, JV’s, audit committee, tax, Legal & IT management, and stakeholders relations. Industry sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Manufacturing & Building Systems, Consulting & Engineering. Hubert holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School, and is fluent in French, English & German.

 (0) 603965180
Viviane Prusack, Chair

Viviane is a finance and compliance professional with 25 years of experience in forecasting, budgeting, accounting, cost control, analysis, risk management, procurement and contracts negotiation in various sectors such as design and construction, transportation, universities for domestic and international corporate and non profit groups. Viviane has experience working with projects and teams in cross functional activities and various external partners. She has participated in large scale projects such as construction dormitories for Pace University in Westchester, rehabilitation of interior commercial and residential space at Peter Cooper Stuyvesant Town and tier one buildings in New York City and 26 offices and facilities in 12 US cities. Viviane is a leader, problem solver and a partner in delivering financial and business analyses for decision making by Senior Management, Executives and Officers. Viviane is currently working as a financial and contract consultant on the MTA East Side Access $11 Billion project bringing passengers from Long Island directly to the East Side of Manhattan at Grand Central Terminal and alleviating commuters' congestion on the West Side. Viviane hold a dual MBA in Finance and Information Systems from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She speaks fluent French and English.

 (917) 656-0881
Santiago, Chile
Juan-Carlos Cerda, Chair  (2) 27582863
David Gibbens, Chair  (215) 498-6997
São Paulo, Brazil
John Koutras, Chair

John S. Koutras has over 25 years of financial officer experience in Brazilian subsidiaries of foreign multinationals and local firms. He has significant experience in several areas, such as Finance, Operations and Marketing, as well as in General Management. Specializes in turnaround processes, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring, competitive analysis, financing, working capital maximization, organizational restructuring and strategic planning. He is the Managing Partner of Pharos Advisors in Sao Paulo which specializes in providing financial and operational expertise to Brazilian assets. Recently he led a turnaround and debt restructuring effort as the Chief Executive & Restructuring Officer of Zanini Industria, a capital goods company in the sugar and ethanol equipment manufacturing sector. Involved in various industries such as auto parts, energy distribution, petroleum and consumer products. He has held C-Level positions in companies such as Mangels, Clean Energy Brazil, CMS Energy, Sherwin-Williams, DIAGEO Latin America, Quaker Oats and ExxonMobil. Mr. Koutras earned a bachelor's degree in Administration and in Economics from the City College - CUNY and holds an MBA degree in International Business from the Baruch College - CUNY. In addition, he has attended the Wharton School and Columbia Business School for executive education courses and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Greek. He is an active member of the local Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute (IBGC).

 (11) 5083 4217
Shanghai, China
Jay Boyle, Chair

ECFO Transactions Services Rebranded as ECFO Services LTD. Founder of Decision Modeling Systems LTD (HK) a software tool I developed from my experience in the field.

 (136) 1192 1476
Daniel Galimberti, Chair  (21) 5425 5935
Sydney, Australia
Tim Barry, Chair  (9362) 4446
Tel Aviv, Israel
Lee Rosen, Chair

23 + 37 + 4 = 64 ! Question: What does that mean? Answer: As a life-long Finance guy, I simply love to "speak in numbers"! Meaning, I am now 64 years-old. My first 23 years were spent in the USA. The next 37 were spent in France. And the last 4 have been spent in Israel. Now, that's what I call "global agility"! Highlights: * USA : Birth + education + limited work experience * France : started off as an entry-level Accountant. Worked my way up to senior positions such as: - EMEA Finance Director of two Nasdaq-listed companies - CFO of a large not-for-profit organization * Israel : limited work experience. Now semi-retired though still keeping up with numerous business-related issues. Summary: I would consider myself to be an initial point of contact for "anything Israel". If I can't give an answer myself, I will strive to steer the matter in someone else's direction!

 (52) 709 6267
Tokyo, Japan
Rick Gundlach, Chair  (80) 96877188
Andrew Wheeler, Chair
Tom Hall, Administrator

TOM HALL ... His firm, Iron Crest Partners LLC (COOs ... CFOs WITHOUT BORDERS) is a business, finance, accounting, treasury and internal auditing consortium of seasoned Subject Matter Expert (SME) executives. We served as a consultants and certified instructors in IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for large and medium size Financial Services and Media Entities in New York since 2004. Tom is a Board Director and Managing Director for "IRON CREST PARTNERS" in New York City (with offices in London, Tokyo, Cincinnati and Charleston also); Our SMEs focus on Risk Management, Cyber-security, Internal Audit Co-sourcing, Compliance and Modernization Advisory Services. Tom is the CFO and Board Member for PEPPER LLC, a CLOUD based technology for Alternative Asset Management, based at 48 Wall Street in New York City. He also serves as a Board Advisor for "The Daily Shot BRIEF; a daily e-newsletter on Global Macro Events that has 20 thousand subscribers in 90 countries. He has 30 years industry knowledge as a finance executive working with companies including World Gold Council, American Stock Transfer & Trust LLC, Marathon Petroleum Company, Marathon Oil Company, AIG, Atlantic Savings Bank, GSO Capital Partners (Member of The Blackstone Group), U.S. Steel Corporation and American Lawyer Media, Inc.; and seven years in public accounting, including KPMG. Positions held include CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, Treasurer and Chief Audit Executive. He is a Former Adjunct Assistant Professor at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) specializing in IFRS and financial statement analysis instruction. He is the Co-Chair of The New York Audit Directors Roundtable of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Tom Chairs the FENG's New York and Tokyo Chapters, plus the following SIGs ... Risk Management, Private Equity. Family Businesses/Offices, Asset Management, Media and Internal Auditing. Tom is a CGMA, CPA, MBA and IFRS Certified; and an alumnus of the University of Illinois, University of Toledo and Columbia University in New York. Tom Hall – CPA, CGMA, MBA, IFRS TomHall-FENG@Outlook.com TomHall@IronCrestPartners.com www.IronCrestPartners.com p. 212.933.4944

 (212) 933-4944
Keith Muncie, Administrator  (91215) 528
Toronto, Canada
Stuart Pasternak, Chair  (416) 300-5954

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