Corina Lupa


Vienna, Austria


Finance Leader | INSEAD MBA

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 15 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Bank Platform Software Banks Consumer Lending Data and Analytics Payments Thrifts and Mortgage Finance


Skilled in: Financial Due Diligence, Exit Strategy, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation

Technical Skills: VBA, SQL, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Microsoft Office, Tableau

Languages: German, Spanish, Italian, English, Romanian

Work Experience

American Express

Finance Director



- Now

* Leading the Int'l Travel and Lifestyle Services (TLS) financial processes * Delivering periodic forecasts, managing monthly risk & opportunity assessment and long range planning * Tracking performance of investments and business transformation initiatives to inform trade-offs and financial decisions * Supporting Global teams on strategic projects, market and business analysis * Managing a team of 12 across international offices

American Express

Finance Manager - Investment Optimization



- 01/01/2015

* Implemented the first investment performance monitoring – tracking over 90% of cards acquisition investments across 22 markets to inform trade-offs and optimize the portfolio * Responsible for customer behavioural insights and analytics to fuel the ROI optimization for a $500mm sales and marketing budget * Built bespoke analytics and forecasted innovations, "test & learn" pilots and other digital initiatives to drive acquisition and retention in the online space (search, display, social media); tracked progress on opportunities * Completed business unit alignment and enhancement of financial valuation model for loyalty sales and marketing spend * Managed technology and operations investment budgets (over $100m) ensuring expenses control and trade-offs


Manager - Global Loans and Mortgages



- 01/08/2010

Developed global restructuring plan for loans operation division (more than 1k FTE) in close collaboration with country heads, designed target operating model and identified reengineering levers - Headed the division's strategic production planning across 4 markets including cross-border workload balancing, global sizing and reporting to top management - Kicked-off various outsourcing projects for loans operations in retail and corporate banking in Czech Rep, Germany, Italy and Romania - Led the loans workstream for several high-profile benchmarking studies involving more than 15 UniCredit subsidiaries


Business Analyst - International Projects



- 01/02/2009

Assessed mortgage market potential and competitive dynamics for high-growth CEE countries; forecasted top and bottom line P&L for the international expansion - Developed turnaround plan for the mortgage business in Germany leveraging process improvements and retail products cross-selling - Designed consumer loans division in Poland including blueprint definition, sizing, processes and technology requirements; fed integrated business plan using market scenarios and different funding solutions to support the business growth - Defined target organizational structure, headcount allocation and synergies during post-merger integration of two UniCredit legal entities - Tutored an international team of six throughout a group-wide management development program (6 months assignment); coordinated the delivery of a mortgage strategy for the Hungarian branch


Senior Finance-accounting Specialist



- 01/03/2007

* Supported implementation of state-of-the-art loans assessment system and evaluated process effectiveness in relation to consequent KPIs * Trained and supervised new team members in mortgage loans processing, overseeing operating risks and workload distribution * Managed relationship between loans operations team and bank branches ensuring high-quality service standards






- 01/01/2011

Academia De Studii Economice Din București

Business Administration



- 01/01/2005

National College Bp Hasdeu Buzau

Mathematics, Physics



- 01/01/2001

Licenses / Certificates

Harvard Business Publishing

American Express & Harvard Certificate in Leadership Excellence



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