THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Fausto Cosi

FAUSTO COSI

CHAIRMAN

Italy

FAUSTO COSI was born in Florence on December 3rd, 1961. He graduated in Economics and Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant (Dottore Commercialista). He is married with two daughters.

Business milestones:

He is currently the CEO (and CFO) of the IRPLAST Group, operating in the field of plastics for packaging, based in Empoli (Tuscany). He also holds the top position in PHARD, a medium size company in the pret-à-porter business, and other lesser assignments.

He held the CFO position in several important companies, among which are the Municipal Dairy Company of Florence, Pistoia and Leghorn and SAMMONTANA, a leading Italian ice cream and pastry maker (where he obtained the Oscar for the best Italian Annual Report). Then he turned into general management, holding the post of G.M. of COMPOSAD.

IAFEI milestones:

1998 : Joined ANDAF
1999 : President (and founder) of the Tuscany Chapter of ANDAF
2003 : Member of ANDAF Board of Directors
2004 : Contributed significantly to organize the IAFEI World Congress in Florence.
2006 : Member of ANDAF Executive Committee
2009 : President of ANDAF
2010 : IAFEI World Congress in Rome, organized under his tenure as President of ANDAF
2012 : President of ANDAF – second term.

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Eduardo Francisco

EDUARDO FRANCISCO

VICE CHAIRMAN

Philippines

EDUARDO FRANCISCO is President of BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of BDO Unibank, Inc. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Capital Market Development Council (CMDC) of the Philippines, Treasurer/Trading Nominee of BDO Securities Corp, and Chairman of Averon Holdings Corp.

He also sits on the boards of UP-Development Center for Finance, Foundation for Filipino Entrepreneurs (FFE), AFC Merchant Bank, CIBI Foundation, Valle Verde Country Club, Inc. (VVCC), Makati Sports Club, Inc. (MSCI), Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and International School of Manila. He is also a fellow of the Shareholders Association of the Philippines (SharePhil), and a member of Makati Business Club (MBC), Rotary Makati West and the PLDT Bike King Triathlon Team.

He was formerly the President of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) Wharton-Penn Club, Federation of Valle Verde Associations, First Valle Verde Association Inc. and BDO Securities Corporation. He was also a previous member of Capital Markets Committee of the Bankers Association of the Philippines and the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Makati Business Development Council. He was also previously on the boards of LGU Guarantee Corp., Investment Houses Association of the Philippines (IHAP) and BDO Strategic Corp.

Mr. Francisco has worked with other financial institutions in New York and Hong Kong. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the U.P. College of Business Administration.

He is married to Maura Criselda Castro Francisco and has 2 children, Isabel Marie and Gabriel Antonio.

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LUCIA FRACASSI

SECRETARY

Italy

LUCIA FRACASSI was born in Piacenza in 1972. She hold the Master Degree cum laude in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

At present she is the Italian CEO at one of the main multinational players in the cosmetic industry.

She started her carrier in Pirelli in Italy as Group Accounting Principles Manager for all the companies worldwide. In 2002 I joined Galbani France in Paris to develop the new reporting tool (Hyperion Essbase) as European Project Leader.

After a significant experience in Italy as Finance Manager of one of the Crown Cork & Seal Group subsidiaries, she decided to join Global Closure Systems in Paris (LBO with Pai Partners) in 2006, where she was the Financial Controller of the Speciality Sector (in Europe, North and Central Americas), in charge of defining and sharing the best practices with the local CFO’s (cost reduction, global investments strategy, cash-flow improvement, business development).

In 2009 she decided to come back to Italy for personal reasons and she joined Invatec S.p.A. as the Group Financial Controller, where she was responsible for the consolidated financial statements under Italian GAAP’s and IFRS, the reporting to shareholders and the budgeting process. In 2012 she finally decided to join Deborah Group as General Manager, and recently in 2016 she has accepted to be appointed CEO for another cosmetic multinational company.

She has a wide international experience: lived/worked in Italy, France, Spain, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, USA, Romania, Mexico, Turkey. She is willing to work in four different languages: Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Specialties: Controlling and budgeting, treasury, corporate finance, management accounting (cost analysis, balanced scorecard, KPI’s and performance indicators), international accounting and reporting (Italian GAAP’s, IFRS and US-GAAP’s), consolidated financial statements, internal controls and audit procedures, compliance and corporate governance (Sarbanes-Oxley Act), due diligence activities, IT systems implementation, BPR, private equity (LBO).
Strong experience in the above mentioned areas, confident across industries and countries.

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Saiful Haq Manan

SAIFUL HAQ MANAN

TREASURER

Indonesia

SAIFUL HAQ MANAN is President Director of State Owned Enterprises (SOE/BUMN) PT PPA. Previously he was Director in charge of Business Advisory PT PPA. He's Founder and Senior Partner at Prime Services International.

He served in various leadership positions and as engagement partners with three of the major international accounting firms:

  • Management Executive Team member and Deputy Tax Leader; Head of Financial Services Industry – Tax Services of PwC
  • Executive Committee member and Deputy Head Of Tax and Legal Division, and later as Head of the Transaction Advisory Services; Ernst & Young
  • Managing Partner / CFO, member of Management Committee, and Head of Tax and Legal Division; Arthur Andersen
  • Responsible and accountable for the overall results of the divisions and business units assigned

At PT PPA, as President Director, Mr. Manan initiates and leads the formation of the strategic direction of PT PPA and its implementations.
As Business Advisory Director of PT PPA, initiates the new strategic plan, including the business model, organization structural design, establishing the new vision and mission of the business unit, including designing its mission objectives, methodology and service deliveries.
At Arthur Andersen, as a senior partner in charge of the various divisions, was responsible for the strategy direction and implementation of the divisional and firm-wide initiatives.
Mr. Manan was Senior member of the merger team Arthur Andersen-Ernst & Young Indonesia and he contributed to and implemented the strategy initiatives taken by the three organizations; actively liaised and developed strategic relationships with various governmental and private organizations.
Mr. Manan was also Member of the Advisory Council to the Global Chairman/CEO, Andersen Worldwide, Member of the “Creating Our Future” strategy group for Arthur Andersen and Member of the Training Group for Arthur Andersen Asia Pacific; he participated in and contributed to the various seminar and workshops on strategy and leadership in those organizations.

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Juan Alfredo Ortega

JUAN ALFREDO ORTEGA

AREA PRESIDENT

FOR THE AMERICAS

Mexico

 

JUAN ALFREDO ORTEGA is a CPA with more than 28 years experience in different multinational organizations. He has a track record of successful contribution to operational cost savings and a broad background which includes both corporate and plant level positions in international environments. He has a strong finance and accounting knowledge of GAAP and IFRS. He is a results-focused, diversified financial executive with an extensive business, corporate finance, audit and controlling background.

His specific expertise is in integrating strategic, operational and financial planning; executing challenging financial issues, technical accounting and financial control; managing internal control systems and SOX 404 act compliance.

In 2007 he was selected for the Corporate Achievement Award for his work on Global Business Service in the innovation category among 20,000 employees one of Mc Graw - Hill highest honours.

Mr. Alfredo Ortega is currently the Finance & Operation Vice President Latin America - McGraw Hill–Education International Publishing Group.

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Hiroaki Endo

HIROAKI ENDO

AREA PRESIDENT

FOR ASIA

Japan

 

HIROAKI ENDO is a senior research fellow at Japan Association for CFOs. He has been involved with the association since its establishment.

Hiroaki Endo is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd. He is the head of Relationship Management in the Global Investment Services division at T. Rowe Price, Tokyo.

Mr. Endo has 25 years of investment experience, 12 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Before joining the firm, he worked at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). Mr. Endo was a senior vice president within the bank and held a number of roles there since joining in 1991. However, from 1999, Mr. Endo had been seconded the Japanese marketing team of T. Rowe Price and worked with T. Rowe Price in the firm's Baltimore and Tokyo offices.

Mr. Endo earned a master of engineering from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and a bachelor of engineering from the University of Tokyo. He also earned the Chartered Member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan designation. He is a holder of level 3 black belt of Shorinji Kempo.

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Armand Angeli

ARMAND ANGELI

AREA PRESIDENT

FOR EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

France

ARMAND ANGELI is an internationally recognized expert in the field of outsourcing and shared services. He is Cofounder and President of the European Outsourcing Association (EOA). Based in Paris, he is currently an independent International Strategic Business Development Advisor to various private and public organizations. Previously, he was, for 8 years, a Partner with Grant Thornton, leading the Finance, Accounting & Payroll outsourcing, and related Consulting, Business Development, internationally. Prior to Grant Thornton, Mr. Angeli co-founded and developed an independent business process outsourcing advisory firm providing expert consulting services to large corporations. Previously, he was European Business Development Director, Business Process Outsourcing for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), responsible for business development for the Shared Services, Outsourcing and Consulting.

Prior to PWC, Mr. Angeli held senior level international roles over a 15 year period with multinational corporations including IBM, GE and CASE Corporation. He began his career as an Engineer with IBM and over more than a decade, held international management positions in sales, purchasing, IT, internal audit and finance, receiving the IBM France President’s Prize in 1993. He joined GE in 1998, serving as European Financial Controller and Global e-Business Program Manager for General Electric Medical Systems based at the company’s Milwaukee, USA headquarters. At CASE Corporation, Mr. Angeli was Director of Internal Audit and Business Controls in Europe. At Tekelec Corporation, he was Director of Finance & Administration responsible for all of the company’s finance, human resources and IT areas. In the course of a varied career, he has successfully directed numerous financial re-structuring, IT, consulting, shared services and BPO projects.

Mr. Angeli is active in key professional and leadership organizations. In addition to being President EMEA for IAFEI, he is serving as President of DFCG international (the French CFO organization) and member of the editorial board of “Finance & Gestion”, DFCG monthly magazine. He is a member of “La Fédération Nationale des Cadres Dirigeants” (national association of senior executives).He serves in the organizing committees of international finance, HR and outsourcing conferences and is a frequent speaker and is quoted regularly in the media. He has also donated time to several educational institutions, sharing practical experiences and evaluating student projects.

Mr. Angeli holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a Diploma / Master’s degree in Engineering (electronics) from INSA Lyon. He was awarded a prestigious fellowship and subsequently studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA). Mr. Angeli holds both French and Italian citizenship and is bi-lingual French-English, and fluent in Italian.

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