Luca Puglisi

Post-Merger Integration & Transformation

Brussels, Belgium


CFO Belgium & the Netherlands at Akka Technologies

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 10 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Commercial and Professional Services


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Commercial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controlling, Value Creation & Enhancement

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, SAP ERP, SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, JIRA, PowerBI, Tableau

Languages: Spanish, Italian, English, French

Work Experience

Akka Technologies

CFO Belgium & the Netherlands



- 1/1/2023

- Leading Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Controlling, Procurement, Facility, Fleet & IT-reporting to CEO - Driving financial performances and ensuring compliance - Supporting CEO on increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability: sustainable growth - Streamlining corporate strategic initiatives and monitoring performances (OKRs)

Akka Technologies

Group Optimization Program Director



- 1/6/2020

- Group performance improvement program - reporting to Board - Led strategic initiatives enabling efficiency/productivity gains and cost savings - Engaged with senior leadership across countries to ensure alignment and execution


Group Operations - Performance Improvement Team



- 1/3/2020

- Supported Group COO (greenfield) in building-up an efficient group E2E supply chain - Led performance improvement/profitability program on cost reduction/EBITDA contribution - Engaged with senior leadership across countries to ensure alignment and execution


Head of Procurement - Northern Europe (BENELUX, DE/AT, DK)



- 1/3/2020

- Created a centre-led regional team (2 FTEs) responsible for BENELUX, reporting to CFO - Deployed procurement governance, tools, trainings and cost awareness culture - Delivered value through cost savings, innovative supplier partnership and lean mentality - Designed a “Procurement Transformation” roadmap for Veepee Group convergence - Categories: Supply Chain/Operations, IT/IS, Marketing, HR, Professional Services, Facilities

Take Eat Easy

Head of Procurement Europe



- 1/8/2016

- Created a EU central procurement unit (HQ, BE, FR, ES, UK), reporting to CFO - Deployed agile processes and tools for procurement, financial controlling and planning - Optimized purchasing activities, stock management and supplier relationship - Categories: Operations, Sales, IT, Engineering/Product Development, HR, Marketing/PR - Take Eat Easy is no longer operating as of August 2016

Nestlé Nespresso

Strategic Buyer BENELUX



- 1/12/2015

- Raised the function to a valued business strategic partner - reporting to Operations Director - Implemented category management, sourcing strategies and supplier partnership - Contributed to a new operating model for global procurement performance reporting - Categories: Retail Real Estate, HR, IT, Marketing, Operations, Professional Services

Altran Belgium & Luxembourg

Consultant - Procurement, Purchasing and Logistics



- 1/7/2014

Projects/assignments: - EU Procurement integration and consolidation after M&A - Life Sciences - Global supplier relationship management program - Pharma - EU Low-cost country sourcing project - Automotive - EU Vendor and contract management portal deployment - Aerospace

GIS International

International Purchasing Buyer Intern



- 1/7/2011

GIS Europe is the market-leading European procurement service provider, specialised in procurement outsourcing, offering certified, best operational practice for indirect procurement. - Analysed spend categories and identified cost reduction opportunities - Led and supported sourcing activities for MRO/Spare Parts - Performed tactical operations and supplier performance monitoring (KPIs) - Renegotiation of contracts/agreements - Review orders for completeness, accuracy and compliance (Account Payable)


IÉSEG School of Management



- 1/1/2011

LIUC - Università Cattaneo



- 1/1/2011

LIUC - Università Cattaneo



- 1/1/2009