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The FENG São Paulo, Brazil Chapter

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About the São Paulo, Brazil Chapter

The Sao Paulo chapter has 54 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Our objective is to support each other, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market. If you are available we'd love to have you attend --

As always, this is a great opportunity to network, practice your "elevator" speech and share ideas & tips with fellow FENG members.

Chapter Leadership

John Koutras
+55 (11) 99970-1011
A results-driven senior executive possessing significant experience in several functional areas, such as Finance, Operations and Marketing, as well as in General Management. Recognized achievements at strategic and operational levels, during intensive change and competitive pressures. Expertise in the fields of financial planning and debt restructuring, reorganizations and turnarounds, operating multisite and multicultural organizations and M&A.

Held several C-Level roles in organizations involved with the production and distribution of large scale consumer and/or industrial goods and services. Some of these were local/regional affiliates of large multinational companies and others were Brazilian companies. Led as CFO listed companies, such as Clean Energy Brazil (AIM/London) and Mangels SA(Bovespa/Sao Paulo). Multinational companies include Sherwin Williams, CMS Energy, Diageo, Quaker Oats and Exxon/Mobil.

Holds a BA degree in Economics and Administration & Management, as well as a MBA in International Business from the City University of New York. Attended executive education at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Fabiana Fakhoury
+55 (11) 993886613
Partner at Connecting Dots with vast experience in Corporate Finance, having advised companies and Private Equity investors in M&A, joint-ventures, capital raising (equity, debt, hybrid mechanisms) processes. Extensive know-how in operational and financial restructuring processes, including working capital reductions, cost rationalization, implementation of strategic and leveraged sourcing programs, Business Plan analyses and Commercial Due Diligence processes. Her industries of expertise include retail (electronics, apparel, building materials, etc.), food, consumer products, pulp & paper, oil & gas, B2B services and agribusiness, having worked both in Brazil and in the US.

MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business – NYU/Stern – with majors in Finance, International Business and Business Management and a B.A. in Marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing – ESPM (São Paulo, Brazil).
Francisco Garcia
+55 (11) 999822667
Senior Executive with extensive finance and business experience in diverse industries with multinational companies. Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profits through achievements in finance management, productivity/efficiency gains and implementation of corporate governance models. Strong qualifications in general management as supportive business partner, customer relations and staff development/leadership. Tri-lingual and Multicultural . Some of the company’s he has worked for include: Trelleborg, Boston Scientific and Honeywell. He holds a MBA from the University of Rochester and a BS from the Universidade Candido Mendes.

Specialties include: Management of Controllership, Treasury, Tax MIS and Legal; Extensive knowledge of US GAAP & IRFS; Leadership in preparation and rollout of Budgets/ Forecasts and Strategic Plans; Active participation in turn arounds, start-ups, acquisition and spin offs; Cash flow management, bank relations, DSO and other capital metrics´ improvements; Implementation of Corporate Governance models, compliance and internal control best practices including SOX 404 implementation and self-assessment; BPO implementation in labor intensive industries and Business Partnering & Cross Function Finance Support.


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