Mirkarim Y.

Strategic Planning | Cost Accounting | Venture Capitalist

Ethiopia
EN

Commercially focused CFO / Finance professional with 15+ years of track record and post qualification experience in listed multinational companies, PE-backed portfolio, and audit firm. With Extensive...see more

  • Financial Services Banking & Insurance

450

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

CFO

BlueBird Holding (54 Capital PE Portfolio)
4 years
Current position
Mar 2018 - Present
Chief Financial Officer at FMCG holding in Ethiopia, a PE-backed portfolio of companies at various stages of maturity & profitability. Responsible for turn-around, improving EBITDA and ...see more

Global Finance Lead / FD, Global SQRC

Reckitt Benckiser
1 year
Oct 2016 - Feb 2018
Member of Global SQRC Leadership Team and Finance Business Partner / FD to Chief SQRC Officer; enable and implement new Global Safety, Quality, Regulatory & Compliance organisation and ...see more

Global Finance Lead SuperCharge & Transformation Governance

Reckitt Benckiser
2 years
Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
- Global Finance Lead SuperCharge company-wide initiatives to deliver £250m+ savings across 3 years, reporting to Executive Committee. - Develop and apply zero-based budgeting (ZBB) for...see more

Freelance Consulting and Sabbatical

Consulting
11 months
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Freelance consulting

Director Finance Controlling, CEE & MEA

Kraft Foods Inc. (Mondelēz International)
7 years
Feb 2007 - Oct 2013
Leadership and Finance Management: - Business Partner to Region President and key stakeholders. Key markets: CEE, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa. - Region Controller (US$ 4.5B, 25 c...see more

Corporate Audit Department

Philip Morris Companies, Inc. (Altria Group, Inc.)
4 years
Sep 2002 - Jan 2007
- Developed and executed audit plans. Enterprise Business Risk assessments for Kraft Foods and Philip Morris EMEA regions. - Executed internal audits (E2E and process focused), complian...see more

Summer Associate, Equity Capital Markets

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
3 months
Jun 2001 - Sep 2001
Researched and developed ECM’s first comparative review of renewable energy sector in Europe for Renewable Energy team for DrKW’s first industry research note; developed and maintained ...see more

Assurance and Business Advisory

Arthur Andersen
2 years
Aug 1998 - Aug 2000
Managed, conducted and assisted in business risk assessments; conducted US GAAP, IFRS & statutory audits, restatements and consolidations of financial statements, financial due diligenc...see more

Project Manager

MAXX Logististics for Commerce and Industry NV
2 months
Jan 1998 - Mar 1998
Successful execution of UN WFP sponsored logistics tender program for cross-border procurement of humanitarian aid $0.4m.

Manager Finance and Administration

White & Case
2 years
Jul 1996 - Jan 1998
Established and ran Finance and Administration for W&C Tashkent Office of 30.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Financial Services Banking & Insurance

Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Process Optimization
  • Internal Controls
  • Business Process Improvement
  • US GAAP
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Planning & Analysis