I’m a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of a listed company in Europe. I’ve managed my company through refinancing, recapitalisation, expansion, hostile take over bids, friendly take over bids and generally through a subdued economy in Europe while keeping a good humor and trying to build up my own asset base at the same time.
I arrived in France over a decade ago and set my immediate goal to surviving in a country where I didn’t speak the language and didn’t know anyone. After overcoming those first two shortcomings, I set my sights on navigating the complex work environment and finding my career objective. I was jumping between going into Investment Banking, asset management or into an industrial company.
Two companies later, with a stint in the music industry and telecommunications, I knew I wanted to be the CFO of a listed company. Ten years after arriving in France, I achieved that objective.
With a wife and 2 young boys, my adventure continues as I build up my portfolio, learn greater things about Leadership, about being a father and husband and contemplate the concept of Financial Independence, all the while growing in my career.
My goal is to share my insights on Life, as a Leader and as a Father, through my conversations with my 7 year old son, and Husband, Money – how to make more of it and invest it wisely and Career – how to get promoted and imporve your overall leadership comptencies.
If you would like to Guest Post on this website and if you are a C-Suite leader, give me a shout and we’ll work out how you can contribute your insights.