International Chapters

The Financial Executives Networking Group has Chapter Chairs located in 80 major cities across the continental United States, 13 International Chapters, and 40 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.

 (602) 762-2078
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Charly 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
London, United Kingdom
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, 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 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
Prithi Jagan Govan, Administrator

Prithi is a Finance Director with experience in telecoms, retail and information services sectors in the UK, South Africa, Norway and the US. Her expertise is business partnering, forecasting & budgeting, reporting, commercial & strategic modelling, pricing, working capital and cash flow management.

 (774) 2058 682
Mexico City, Mexico
Sergio Ducoing, Chair  (55) 8527-4147
Armando Nuricumbo, Chair  (55) 5579 6899
Moscow, Russian Federation
Isabelle Caillat-Gillette , Co-Chair

Over the past two decades, Isabelle has developed corporate strategies and managed M&A transactions for corporations, consulting firms, and a development bank. These days, she is helping an NYSE-listed specialty chemicals and performance materials company to enter the Autonomous Vehicles and the Energy Storage markets. She grew up in France, Algeria, and Brazil, and picked up a passion for travels and languages along the way. In addition to her native French, Isabelle speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Hebrew, Chinese, and Japanese are the next languages on her list.

 (7 68) 09 84 16
Arseniy Ulchenkov, Co-Chair  (916) 9065941
Julia Znamenskaya, Co-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
Paris, France
Joachim Berchtikou, Co-Chair

Joachim is a strategy, investment & financial solutions Partner serving leading public and private clients in many sectors. Joachim is an accomplished trilingual and speaks French, English & Arabic. He is a self-driven professional with extensive experience in business development, corporate strategy, corporate finance & advisory, operational performance management, management consultancy, M&A, project financing, growth capital and corporate structuring. Resourceful executive: engages with leadership to assess business & investment opportunities, design & implement strategic and tactical development of structural operations to drive business growth and market development fostering performance improvement. Strategic and reliable: manages the full projects development process from feasibility studies, to due diligence, siting and commissioning. Joachim graduated with a Master in Finance from L’Institut de Haute Finance in Paris and a Master in Management from the Sorbonne University.

 (66221) 8439
Hubert Poinsignon, Co-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
Santiago, Chile
Juan-Carlos Cerda, Chair

Mr. Cerda started his professional career at NCR Corporation, a subsidiary in Chile. Since then, he has held a number of senior executive roles, such as: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Regional CFO, Regional Controller, Finance Director and lastly Country Manager (CEO) in Brazil. He has worked in different multinational companies, which includes among others: FlintGroup, Merck Sharp & Dohme, ITT Corporation, Boart Longyear and Stericycle. Juan-Carlos is fluent in English and Portuguese. He has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and an MBA. He is an executive with an extensive and quantifiable achievement managing finance, operations and sales in a global business environment. Broad background in finance and general administration management, turnaround and restructuring plans, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), cost reduction programs, working capital management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisition, as well in Ethics & Compliance, Code of Conduct, and SOX. Demonstrated record of successful establishment and redesign of business processes, internal controls, customer management and sales processes.

 (9) 62199003
São Paulo, Brazil
Isabelle Caillat-Gillette , Chair

Over the past two decades, Isabelle has developed corporate strategies and managed M&A transactions for corporations, consulting firms, and a development bank. These days, she is helping an NYSE-listed specialty chemicals and performance materials company to enter the Autonomous Vehicles and the Energy Storage markets. She grew up in France, Algeria, and Brazil, and picked up a passion for travels and languages along the way. In addition to her native French, Isabelle speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Hebrew, Chinese, and Japanese are the next languages on her list.

 (7 68) 09 84 16
Shanghai, China
Milon Huda, Chair

MOHAMMAD NAZMUL HUDA Mohimagonj,Gobindagonj,Gaibandha, Bangladesh 880-01749237526. General Manager (Finance) Action-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in manufacturing and production of sugar businesses Utilize keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance. Proven areas of expertise include: • Strategic Planning & Organizational Leadership • Budgeting & Cost Management • Sales, Marketing & New Business Development • Process Design & Productivity Improvement • Contract Negotiations & Strategic Alliances • Corporate & Investment Finance • Growth & Expansion Strategies • Profitability & Cost Analysis • Systems & Technology Utilization • Team Building & Performance Improvement PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Rangpur Sugar Milld Ltd(a concern of Bangladesh Sugar & Food Corporation) One of the largest manufacture concern of sugar and produce and develop sugar cane production north part of Bangladesh.Govt. set up firm to control sugar price . General Manager (Finance), Jan 2014 – Present Recruited by executive search firm to provide fiscal leadership of external reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, and procurement functions. Challenged to reduce expenses and build a consolidated accounting/ finance organization spanning , Wholesale Propane, and Communications. Worked closely with 3 LOB CFOs to review functions, staffing levels and operating expenses. Notable Achievements: • Led effort in attracting and developing finance talent in support of $7B business. Consolidated finance activities in tax, treasury, and corporate accounting, effectively increasing staff from 10 to 24. o Accelerated cash flows by $21M through improved tax planning. o Saved over $10M in potential taxes through accounting and tax treatment in support of divestment of propane LOB. • Established centralized procurement team of 7 professionals achieving savings of $5 million in 2002. • Key leader of Operation Excellence that eliminated $150M of SG&A costs through further organizational restructuring and cost reductions. • Key member of team implementing enterprise-wide SAP ERP system. • Closed and relocated the finance activities supporting BSFIC from Florida to South Dakota in 6-month period including re-hiring, training, and transitioning duties performed by 14 finance professionals. • Coordinated effort to transition external accountants evaluated and selected new accounting firm and conducted re-audit . ________________________________________ SAM JOHNSON, CPA, Page 2 of 3 Rangpur Sugar Milld Ltd(a concern of Bangladesh Sugar & Food Corporation) One of the largest manufacture concern of sugar and produce and develop sugar cane production north part of Bangladesh.Govt. set up firm to control sugar price . Deputy MANAGER (ACCOUNTS) 2004 -2014 Reporting to CEO, recruited by executive search firm to leverage retail experience and drive operational and profit improvements. Over saw Strategic Planning, Finance, Information Technology, Merchandise Planning & Inventory Control, Print Production, Human Resources, Call Center Operations, Distribution, Supply Chain Management, and Retail Store Integration. Accountable for $145M operation and staff of 900. Provided strategic vision, championed formal planning process, tightened integration of operating departments and revised the organizational structure to meet growth and demands of the business. Notable Achievements: • Developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic planning process for the business providing greater definition of targeted customers. Improved alignment of merchandise with numerous defined markets resulting in sales at 130% of budget and 123% ($19M) of pre-tax profits. • Worked closely with EVP of Merchandising to evaluate and analyze catalog profit performance from targeted customer segments resulting in 11% increase in per page productivity and identification of new market/ catalog that procured over $65M of new business. • Championed the development and implementation of a Balanced Scorecard business performance reporting tool to evaluate monthly results against key success measures. Developed performance measures included financial, merchandise, marketing, selling and support, distribution, customer service metrics, channel performance, and information technology. • Formalized seasonal merchandise planning process that helped achieve record inventory turnover rates and lowest markdown rates, effectively producing a 24% reduction in inventory over prior year. • Oversaw operations of 24x7 inbound Call Center with 450+ agents. Directed implementation of tighter performance metrics, new incentives, and enhanced coaching/ training. • Managed production and mailing of 75 million catalogs annually. Implemented strategic plan for Print Production Department that included RFP processes for printing services and paper purchasing resulting in expense reductions and cost increase avoidance in excess of $5M. • Provided continuity of leadership and direction to the organization during the transition into the business of 3 new EVPs and the transition out of the business of 2 EVPs. EDUCATION BBA(HONS), THE PEOPLES UNIVERSITY OF BANGLADESH MBA(FIN & ACT) PEOPLES UNIVERSITY OF BANGLADESH MOHAMMAD NAZMUL HUDA

 (01749) 237526
Tokyo, Japan
Tom Hall, Chair

TOM HALL ... Iron Crest Partners LLC (COOs ... CFOs WITHOUT BORDERS) is a business, finance, accounting, treasury, internal audit and financial reporting 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 Outsourcing, Compliance and Modernization consulting. Tom is the CFO for PEPPER LLC, a CLOUD based technology for Alternative Asset Management, based at 48 Wall Street in New York City. He serves as a Board Advisor for "The Daily Shot BRIEF; a daily e-newsletter on Global Macro Events that has 30 thousand subscribers in 90 countries. He has 30+ years industry experience 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 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 a Member of The New York Audit Directors Roundtable of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Currently Chair of the FENG's New York and Tokyo Chapters and Co-Chair of the Risk Management SIG and Media SIG. 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 p. 212.933.4944

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