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Your Confirmed CFO Exchange 2013 Speaker Panel Includes:

Nigel-Addison-SmithNigel Addison Smith
Finance Director – UK Export Finance
UK Trade and Investment

Nigel Addison Smith has been the Finance Director of UK Export Finance (ECGD) since 2005. ECGD is the UK's Official Export Credit Agency with emerging market exposure of £19bn. Prior to ECGD, Nigel was the Chief Financial Officer of ebookers plc, Europe's leading online travel agency. Previously Nigel was the Finance Director of Air 2000 (part of First Choice) and Group Financial Controller of First Choice Holidays PLC (now TUI Travel). He started his career at KPMG in London."

teuta-bakali Teuta Bakalli
Pepper Europe

Appointed in May 2012 as European Chief Financial Officer, Teuta is responsible for managing Financial Control, IT, HR, Legal, Project Management and Risk & Compliance across Pepper's European operations. She is Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with over fifteen years' experience of regulated financial markets and is also a Mentor with ICAEW, a leadership development program for women in finance.
Prior to joining Pepper, Teuta held Finance Director roles with Vanguard Asset Management and Willis Insurance brokers. Prior to this she held senior level finance positions with Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and Schroders.

Angelika Angelika Dubas
Finance Director EMEA - Food & Beverage and Textile Care

Angelika has fifteen years of international finance experience in pharmaceuticals, FMCG, food and beverage, and manufacturing. Her strengths include strategy formulation and developing and executing plans in improving operational performance. Angelika started her professional career with Abbott Laboratories in Chicago in 1998 and joined Johnson and Johnson in 2007. She is currently Finance Director Food and Beverage and Textile Care Europe, Middle East and Africa at Ecolab.

Angelika has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and has completed “CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner” program at the Wharton School of the University in Pennsylvania.

Narin-Ganesh Narin Ganesh
Finance Director
Xennia Technology

Narin is the Finance Director and is responsible for Crown's various operations in the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. The business operates in two principal sectors: international relocation services and data storage. UK is the largest business within the EMEA territory and a key contributor to the group's global business. Since joining Narin has restructured the central finance function and has been actively involved with the company’s recent acquisition activities. His role is increasingly focussed on driving efficiency and their growth strategy.

Ed-Guest Ed Guest

Lead role and primary focal point for all facets of financial activities and operational performance for over ten European operations, encompassing France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, the Middle East and numerous associates and affiliates.

Chartered Accountant with previous senior roles at Anglo American (mining) and Ogilvy and Mather (advertising).

Nigel-Addison-Smith Jose Guzman-Bello
Consult Avila

Dr Guzman-Bello started his career in change management and transformation in the mid 80’s as a member of the management team of Lucas Engineering and Systems, where he led a number of transformation programmes within Lucas Industries as well as Westland Helicopters and Rolls Royce Plc. He held a number of executive positions in Lucas Industries, including Group Supply Chain Program Director and Head of Strategic Sourcing. In the mid 90s, following the merger between Varity and Lucas Industries, he was part of an integration team that delivered savings in excess of £200m in its first year.

He founded Consult Avila in 2002. Since then, he has been involved in a number of successful transformations, including Compair, the 2006 winner of the most successful turnaround business awarded by the Turnaround Management Association (UK). Consulting work included: business turnaround, business planning, post-merger integration, working capital and leadership development.

Nigel-Addison-Smith Christian Lanng
CEO and co-founder

“A young Viking version of Marc Benioff.”- TechCrunch

Christian Lanng is CEO and co-founder of Tradeshift, with the lead responsibility of shaping strategy and vision. He also takes a lead role making life difficult for competitors by championing key industry issues like open standards.

In his teens, he created one of the first mobile web browsers, after that he led a Danish Government project to create a free open source ebusiness tool now used by 95% of Danish businesses and most recently, he founded Tradeshift to create a new platform that will connect every company in the world.

But you can bet he didn’t make that journey without making a whole lot of mistakes and learning a lot of important lessons. A degree in sociology may have made him aware of the challenges involved in companies working together but it was this experience in the field that helped him develop the solution.

Nigel-Addison-Smith Ron Owen
Solutions Specialist
Adaptive Planning UK & Ireland

In his role as a Solutions Specialist for Adaptive Planning in the UK and Ireland, Ron Owen brings proven business intelligence, planning and enterprise performance expertise to the worldwide leader in cloud-based business analytics solutions. Ron Owen joined Adaptive Planning last year after four years as a Principal Solutions Consultant with Oracle, and before that spent 11 years as a pre-sales consultant working for Hyperion.

Anastassios-RodopoulosAnastassios Rodopoulos
Group CFO
Mamidoil – Jetoil

From 2005 until today Anastassios Rodopoulos holds the role of Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / General Manager at Mamidoil-Jetoil SA Group of Companies in Greece, a Member of Mamidakis Group of Companies, with an annual Turnover €1,5 billion. This business is active in Oil & Energy, Import, Store, Sale and Distribution of Fuel Oil products in the Greek Market, Shipping co.’s and Aviation. The Group is also active in the Hotels and Shipping Business.

Mr Rodopoulos's main activities and responsibilities include: overall responsibility for the Company’s Business in the local market and abroad, Member of the operating Board of Directors team; full responsibility on P&L, Investment activities and applying the Company strategy based on the business plan and the BOD decisions; market development responsibility local and overseas operations; overall responsibility for the Finance and Treasury Divisions, Accounting, Audit, Taxation, supervising IT-ERP (SAP) Department and optimization of business processes; company representative to the local & International banks, financial organizations and financial advisors; and liaise with the Managing Director for Investment activities and Funding capabilities by raising long term corporate bonds.

Previously Mr Rodopoulos was Group Chief Financial Officer for Empedos SA, Group of companies from 2002 to 2004, Finance and Operations Director at Antenna TV Group, from 2000 to 2004 and from 1995 – 2000 was Finance and Controlling Director of Beiersdorf Hellas AE (BDF).

shummy Sammy Rashed
Executive Partner for Corporate Research

A procurement strategist and productivity advisor with 20+ years experience in senior management primarily focused in the Pharmaceutical industry. Over his career at Novartis Pharma and Merck & Co., he has headed Sourcing organizations in Canada, Europe, and globally across all regions, where he created and drove the strategy to transform the function and develop its talent.

Sammy has become a recognized thought leader on growing procurement into a broader productivity champion. He pens a widely followed blog on “Beyond Procurement”, and is a regular contributor and speaker on the topic of “what’s next in Productivity”. He holds a degree in Architecture, an executive MBA from UQAM (Canada), and is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). He also serves as an executive partner for corporate research with the Institute for Supply Chain Management (European Business School, Germany).

Caroline-StockmannCaroline Stockmann
Save the Children International

Caroline Stockmann is the first Chief Financial Officer of Save the Children International.

Caroline’s previous roles have been quite diverse: acting International Director at Sue Ryder Care, Finance and Commercial Director at Southbank Centre, London; Head of Global Business Planning for Novartis Pharma AG, the 23bn USD concern based out of Switzerland; CFO/CIO of Unilever Thailand, a 600m Euro market-leader in 8 of its segments; and VP Finance for Unilever Bestfoods Europe, an 8bn Euro business covering 40+ countries.

CFO for Bestfoods Benelux before the merger with Unilever, Caroline has also held a variety of other roles within Bestfoods, Granada plc and Cadbury Schweppes. Caroline trained and qualified with KPMG, and holds a Diploma in Charity Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Caroline originally studied music and languages, both of which she has used in past careers. Prior to training as an accountant she also worked for the Lancaster Diocese for 2 years, developing and running school-leaver courses for young people.

A British/Canadian national, Caroline is married with 2 children.

Nigel-Addison-Smith Karen Young

Karen Young is a director and recruitment expert and is responsible for the finance recruitment business in the UK at Hays plc. With 17 years of recruitment experience working for this global firm, Karen has a track record of recruiting top finance talent for business. Her knowledge covers finance across a wide range of industry sectors and she is an expert in tried and tested talent acquisition methods with the added benefit of working for Hays, a business that is at the forefront of innovation in the area of talent engagement and candidate attraction techniques.

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