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GEORGE TOGIAS

CFO at PrimeTel PLC

Athens, Greece

$1,500/day

Finance professional growing through versatile roles of expanding responsibilities. Experience as C-level with exposure to BoD and PE Investors and Lenders. Experience in complex, international environment as well as in local family-run business. Managing large teams but also heavily hands-on. Key skills: reporting, planning, controlling, business modelling, corporate valuations, competition monitoring, investment packs and project lead for strategic investments

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 17 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Telecommunication Services

Skills

Skilled in: Due Diligence, Term Sheet, Contractual Agreements, Financial Regulation, M&A Negotiations, Licensing Agreements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controlling, Value Creation & Enhancement, Strategic Finance, Investor Relations, Capital Raising, Sell-side M&A, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, Greek

Work Experience

PrimeTel PLC

CFO

1/9/2018

 

- Now

Reporting to CEO • Leading a Finance dept of c. 32 FTEs: Accounting, Credit, Reporting, Planning, Controlling, Procurement, HR • Team transformation from book-keeper to business partner • Co-shaping business strategy & executing key strategic projects: o Delivering against 5-year Business Plan and Facility covenants o Relationship with the key Lender o M&A negotiations and Valuation modelling o Safeguarding company liquidity and adequate financing o Strategic infrastructure investments & disengagement from wholesale partnerships o Partnering with BIG4 in Audit, IFRS, VAT o Challenging the company’s cost structure o Supporting major commercial partnerships

WIND Hellas

Finance Manager, Planning, Strategy & IR

1/12/2013

 

- 30/9/2017

Reporting to Finance Director and Leading 3 Analysts • Leading annual Financial Budgeting, intra-year reviews & strategic long-term planning • Competitors’ analysis, modelling and benchmarking • Finance lead: o Corporate Financing (CB loan of €250mn after multiple efforts) o Investor Relationships material (Offering Memorandum, Lender presentations) o M&A valuations ▪ Analyzing target’s financials to model DCF and Synergies ▪ Due diligence and VDR management from both Buyer and Seller side ▪ Coordinating joint acquisition proposal o Strategic projects modelling (Fiber & PayTV launch, MVNO, Spectrum auctions, Contingency planning, Impairment testing); coordinating with consultants: McKinsey, Citi, Aetha, BCG, E&Y, PwC, KPMG o Investor Relations first set-up; interim IR lead (Citigate) o SAP BPC planning & reporting tool implementation (Real consulting)

Vodafone UK HQ

Finance Manager, Controlling

1/1/2012

 

- 31/12/2013

Reporting to Finance Director and Leading 1 Analyst • Finance Function cost control (£400mn OpEx & 6000 FTEs); direct support to Finance Leadership Team • Finance Operating Model & BI transformation roadmap • Coordinated 15 Group Companies for the A.T.Kearney annual cost benchmarking • Business partner for the Marketing team of 60 Senior Managers • New product and pricing business valuations (modeled the first Vodafone global product “Vodafone Red”, a €1.0bn value exercise)

Vodafone Greece

Financial Analyst, Planning

1/3/2010

 

- 31/1/2012

Reporting to Finance Manager EBU • M&A valuations o Analyzing targets’ financials to model DCF and Synergies o Coordinating with Group M&A team • Vodafone-HoL partnership controlling and planning: o Mobile-fixed convergence performance management o Re-selling agreement of mobile & fixed-line products • Controller of Fixed-line segment products: o Business Fixed-line product launch through a wholesale agreement o Control of key partnerships (SingularLogic, Microsoft, Zelitron)

Diageo

Financial Analyst, Reporting & Planning

1/1/2008

 

- 31/3/2010

Reporting to FP&A Manager • Planning of the full P&L; Statutory-Management accounts reconciliation • Administrator of Marketing & Sales budget commitments • Management Monthly Reporting Pack, Hyperion reporting for GR & SE Europe HUB

ELGEKA S.A.

Junior Financial Analyst

1/6/2007

 

- 31/1/2008

Reporting to Senior Finance Analyst. Gross margin reporting and planning. Analysis of financial and business KPIs per segment and SKU.

Ernst & Young

Analyst

1/7/2005

 

- 30/11/2005

Writing a Market Analysis report for "Lotteries & Betting in Greece and SE Europe". Project was sponsored by local player OPAP and supervised by Ernst & Young.

Education

Athens University of Economics and Business

1/1/2004

 

- 31/12/2005

University of Piraeus

1/1/2000

 

- 31/12/2004

Licenses / Certificates

Association of International Accountants (AIA)

IFRS diploma

1/12/2008