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Nyon, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Posted:
November 08, 2018

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Nicolas BAUDSON

+41-766******

ac7mxv@r.postjobfree.com

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

P r o f e s s i o n a l E x p e r i e n c e

****-***: Finance Director Cereal Investments Company (C.I.C. SA) Management of the global finance function for the group: control, budgeting & financial forecasting, reporting, accounting, cash and credit management. Major achievements:

Implementation of monthly consolidated results reporting

Agricultural development in Ivory Coast (2,000ha – cashew, banana, teak trees)

Rice drying agro-industrial project in Senegal

June ‘13-2016: Global financial controller - Cocoa division Cofco Agri

(Turnover: 1'091 million USD. Operating in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia... ) Management of the finance function for the division's subsidiaries: control, budgeting & financial forecasting, reporting, accounting, cash and credit management. Major achievements:

Restructuring of the division:

reduction of 30% of the overheads

sales of the company's assets in Indonesia

divestiture from joint venture

streamlining of processes and implementation of best practices

New management of the foreign currency exposure

change of the functional currency for the cocoa division definition and implementation of a new FX risk monitoring instrument

Implementation of pre-financing for a sustainable cocoa sourcing activity 2012-May ‘13: EMEA Regional controller for grain and oilseeds distribution Noble Group

(Turnover: 2'091 million USD. Subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Turkey, Poland)

Management of the finance function for the EMEA's subsidiaries: control, budgeting & financial forecasting, reporting, accounting, cash and credit management.

At Group level: member of a steering committee in charge of new IT developments for the Group’s distribution activity.

Major achievements:

Set up of a new office in France (turnover in 2012: 233 Mio USD)

Reorganization of the Egyptian activity (turnover in 2011: 32 Mio USD; in 2012: 171.5 Mio USD)

Opening of a joint venture in Poland

Credit management: creation and implementation of new tools and of a web portal in partnership with the Credit Risk department

Migration of all the distribution offices to Noble's new accounting system (from Sun v.5 to Sun v.6)

2 days saved in reporting monthly and quarterly results to the Group 2007-2011: Chief Financial Officer and HR Manager Noble Group

(Ravenna, Italy. Trading of soft commodities. Turnover: 500 million €)

In charge of the finance function: control, budgeting & financial forecasting, reporting, accounting, cash management and bank relationships, credit management, local tax

HR manager: retributions, recruitment, implementation and follow-up of privacy and security policies according to local laws.

Management of legal issues: HR issues, European anti-trust investigations, Intellectual property.

At Group level: member of a European team aiming at developing new IT systems for the Group’s distribution activity.

Major achievements:

Transformation of finance department to support the subsidiary's rapid development (turnover: 139 Mio in 2007 - 500 Mio in 2012): recruitment and training of finance team, shift to a new accounting system

(Sun v.5),

Developed a fully integrated IT system: trading, logistics, accounting, and treasury. This system has since been implemented in most of the grain distribution offices in Noble.

Improvement of reporting quality and timing.

2000-2007: Chief Financial Officer and HR Manager Louis Dreyfus Commodities

(Ravenna, Italy. Trading of soft commodities. Turnover: 600 million €)

In charge of the finance function: control, budgeting & financial forecasting, reporting, accounting, cash management and bank relationships, credit management, local tax

HR manager: retributions, recruitment, implementation and follow-up of privacy and security policies according to local laws.

Management of legal issues (credit related, HR, insurance)

At Group level: part of a European team aiming at developing new IT systems for the Group’s distribution activity.

Major achievements:

Obtained from local banks a 30 million euro increase in credit lines

Developed a fully integrated IT system: trading, logistics, accounting, and treasury. This system served as basis for the development of a similar one at Group level. 1996-2000: Middle-Office Manager Louis Dreyfus Commodities

(Ravenna, Italy. Trading of soft commodities. Turnover: 600 million €) In charge of:

International logistics for soft commodities contracts

Legal disputes / arbitration related to the logistics activity 1995: Trading position controller Louis Dreyfus Commodities In charge of the daily control of trading positions. Elaborated a new scheme of managerial accounting. 1993-1995: Marketer of derivative products Louis Dreyfus Energy In charge of sales of hedge products (oil sector) for the Europe zone. Main clients: major European oil consumers (airlines, ship owners, etc.)

S t r e n g t h s

Cross-functional knowledge of the commodities business thanks to a multi disciplinary career

Ability to lead and engage multicultural teams in challenging projects

Expertise in management of IT projects.

E d u c a t i o n

1993: Business Graduate Degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont Ferrand, France. F o r e i g n L a n g u a g e s

Fluent: French, Italian, English

Elementary: Portuguese (1 year classes at the Gubelkian Institute in Paris) H o b b i e s

Judo (black belt), saxophone



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