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Elie Yaacoub

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Areas of Expertise

Acquisitions Finance Intelligence Personality Accounting Auditing Internal Enterprise Mergers Liquidation Cash IFRS Consolidation Treasury Budget Feasibility Financial Projects Corporate Investment Corporate Private Business Due Service Exclusivity Manufacturing FIDIC, INCO Pension Commercial Balance Business ERP HR Insurance CRM & diligence & and flow administration terms Yellow IT & banking Agreements, Score funds Controls Management & Development US Development Traits Modeling forecasting & products Tax studies Evaluation agreements & Cost Control GAAP Page supply cards & Agreements products VAT Mgt. & MOUs chain KPIs

Thinker focused Seeking Strategic Team Diplomatic Communication Change Details Objective Persuasive Ethical Prudent Decision Innovative Inter-Conduct development a personal Dynamo Senior & oriented Agent Maker Professional Approach Communicator regional skills Financial position in a group or

a listed company




BENTA PHARMA INDUSTRIES - BPI (Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait, France, Egypt, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria)

(Pharmaceutical Group BPI (Multi presence), health care group including Benta trading, Benta SAL, Medica, Benta Med, Hemopack, Cardiopack, Mediteck, and investment group including Benta Invest) Group CFO (Oct 2015 until Present)

Evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.

Oversee the investment of funds and manage associated risks.

Supervise cash management activities.

Execute capital-raising strategies to support a firm's expansion and initiate cost optimization strategies if there is any need.

Develop and monitor policies and procedures within generally accepted accounting principles and corporate guidelines to ensure sufficient cash flow, reduced operating costs, and increased revenues

Leading communication with banks for corporate, investments funds and providing the final comment before the authorized signatories’ signature.

Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.

Develop commercial terms for MOUs, Licensing, Exclusivity, Agency, manufacturing, market authorization contracts...

Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization.

Evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.

Safeguard the company reporting with tax authorities for all Taxes and VAT.

Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.

Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company

Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.

Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with IFRS, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.

Will be responsible of approving the entire group financial reports before documentation.

Lead the process with annual external audit and internal audit examination. Complete requested materials. Finalize the assigned schedules for the annual and interim audit.

Assist with testing and receive final approval for system reports required for management, financial reporting.

Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures.

Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.

Maintain Data log for Board of Directors.

Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned.

Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities. AL JABER & MAKHLOUF (PART OF AL JABER HOLDING)


(Multi industry company having many divisions i.e., Manufacturing(Asphalt, Prime Coat,Tack Coat, Crushers), Infrastructure Projects (Highways & Roads), Construction, Trading & PMV) Financial Manager (Jan 2007- Oct 2015)

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Financial Controller (Mar 2005 – Dec 2006)


(Medical, Paramedical, pharmaceutical products, FMCG, Catering, hospitality, X-ray, Laboratories, multi-hospital departments, Out-side clinics)

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Benta Group (Oct 15- Present)

Al Jaber Restructuring Reshuffling Downsizing Conducting Improving Implementation Introducing Holding data of many strategy new – the the flow Major of financial business financial Matrix a new control Company ERP of institution department. unit authorization (Dynamic closing (Jan 07 and AX) – Oct introducing 15) new ones

Administrators Implementing Implementing Creating Restructuring Improving andliabilities Coaching operationsthe Establishing process)allocationImplementing leads Successful QAQC, meetto assets. the to Asset an new P&the ERP the excellent with P of Management, - relations head requirements.all Nini the the funds an the Implementation the financial aggressive Financial Matrix of Hospital cost executions. Backlog management departments with analytical of debts HR authorization. Modeling Local, (for commercial Mar-& with 2013. (Payroll, Finance process Regional 05 accounting & a of projects until low all Production, & strategy and analytical cost Dec-& Accounting, International for managers automation of 06) groups funds (Targets) reports Invoicing and Budgeting, in and of Banks order acceptable of that the sub-the & reconciliation Billing, & to leads groups company Financial Stock, improve gearing to Document in Procurement, a boost the Institutions. the process & company commercial leverage in control, turnover of Logistics, the ratio.(for Document entire awareness cost for Asset the internal financial year flow Management,and Mgt... 2012 align and )

Improving Developing Budget Assisted Preparation Dialyses, Creation Improving Implementation in of Laboratory the the the dual the of billing financial Accreditation P&the agreement Ps financial and related system reporting & outpatient Coaching. with to Success with studies the neighbor and all financial clinics) receivable with that analysis conducted polyclinics the under department ministry frequency parties the & to hospital of especially medical the to Health.monthly integration direct centers in the government of Tripoli. all the outsourced sector. medical centers (Heart, EDUCATION

DEA Thesis (Finance) Subject: considered Managerial as Analysis first doctoral of the degree, internal USEK audit (3 Years) in the private non-university hospitals in Lebanon.

Exchange student for MSc (Finance Risk Management), EDHEC, France (1 Year)

BBA (Audit), USEK (3.5 Years)


Client:Platform: Scope: Client: Platform: Scope: Client: Platform: Scope: Benta Functioned Functioned Responsible Al Nini Jaber Microsoft SAP, JD Hospital, Edwards, Group Fidelio, & Makhlouf, as as (of Dynamic 2 Lebanon Finance Project the years)Hyperion, OMEGA. financial Qatar Manager AX, Head (2 years) RAI, IMS, (8 module - years) implementation Candy, Business - implementation TRAININGS - development Focus Intelligence. RTL, & SEMINARS Microsoft and integration ATTENDED share point, F4B.

FIDIC MEED Project Corporate mitigation, Advanced banking, Understanding causes, Doha Doha, HSBC Hospitals Lebanese Bank Qatar Bank for yearly Online finance Manama, financials association Management credit loan Banking Seminar (Seminar Feb review Course trading the - 2009) Tutorial analysis Bahrain – credit Landing seminars Singapore (- (Marriott May Branding of and Services CPA on (techniques crisis 2010) Oct problem project New – - 2010) - Hotel) Doha Value Strategy, 2013 - (Tutorial practice HMS) loans, finance Qatar Added - - Attended Attended - Doha, Training Online which (- new 2011 Taxes, Course INDUSTRY Qatar concepts, helps a Course a – on workshop seminar 2012- Achrafieh, on (Oracle-Apr lenders the (EXPOSURE 2013) Dec 2008) lending methods on based on Lebanon 2010) “Global to credit understand cycle, application and financial analysis (May deal syndicated 2003) structuring, the (techniques crisis Mar credit lending, 2007) and crisis Online opportunities in collateral and Bahrain Course its underlying Institute & for (credit Feb Qatar”, 2011) risk and




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