After an eighteen-year financial career as a portfolio manager for a $500 million investment portfolio, a CFO, and a financial controller for P&G, Andreas has ventured out in consulting to work closely with entrepreneurs, investors, and executives to help maximize value. Andreas has a range of expertise from financial analysis to valuation and impact investing and has executed numerous debt, equity, and M&A transactions over $320 million.
Increased ROCE from 16-20.5% by margin expansion and streamlining working capital. Boosted shareholder return measured as quarterly dividend by 500% per quarter. Grew EBIT margin by 36%.
Planned and executed a turnaround project for underperforming subsidiaries to ensure long-term profitability, transformed business with the general manager and MD, streamlined fixed assets, grew B2B customer base, controlled costs to achieve 10% EBIT.
Overhauled the working capital cycle to ensure efficient inventory and A/R management, boosted working capital and sales ratio from 2.7x to 3.5x, which increased free cash flow and enabled higher dividends for shareholders.
Deleveraged a balance sheet that was highly geared as a result of additional debt assumed from the divested underperforming subsidiary, slashed gearing from 47% to 27%.
Supervised the completion of a new ERP SAP implementation and MicroStrategy BI tool, streamlined business processes, and ensured the adoption across all departments.
Instrumented the new corporate branding strategy and cultural change management from a family-run culture to corporate culture.
Led accounting and finance functions across the group with 20 staff and was responsible for all financial aspects, including management of accounting, risk, insurance, treasury, taxation, IT, and investments.
Prepared and executed new business strategy, finalized new business plan with board and CEO, executed and prepared financial model.
Led a finance team in East Africa, supervised the strategic planning, and executed the growth of more than 200%.
Strengthened operational systems and processes for the continued international growth by implementing a new ERP system Odoo with external consultants, driving the departmental budget process, and creating a liquidity planning model.
Redesigned the budgeting process, drove the firm financial planning process, and oversaw cash management in order to meet operational targets.
Prepared an interactive five-year financial forecast model with adjustable assumptions and the ability to conduct a "what if" scenario analysis for external fundraising efforts.
Communicated with impact investors, prepared investor decks and pitch decks, and successfully completed a $5 million debt and equity funding.
Prepared monthly group consolidation, board, and investor reports, and worked with the CEO on strategic M&A activities.
Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Business Taxation, Management, Audits, Three Statement Operating Model, Financial Risk Assessment, International Finance, Capital Budgeting, Strategic Planning & Execution, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Management, Working Capital Management, Investor Presentations, Fundraising, CFO, Pitch Decks, Business Strategy, Financial Modeling, Pitch Preparation, Renewable Energy, Renewables, Social Enterprise, Startups, Non-profits
2015 - 2016
Managed the investment analysis and planning as well as the business case development for high net worth (HNW) clients and company pension funds; supervised the due diligence and research of investment strategies.
Initiated new business development areas and collaborated with relationship managers to advance HNW client experience and capabilities.
Led the strategic market development activities and the evaluation of alternatives and impact investment strategies.
Focus areas: Currency Exchange, International Finance, Investment Memoranda, Property Investment, Business Planning, Wealth Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
Senior Investment Analyst
2006 - 2014
Prime Value Asset Management
Played a key role in formulating investment strategies and tactical allocations in line with investment mandates.
Performed both public and private fundamental equity and credit analysis and due diligence with a focus on the healthcare, TMT, consumer, and resources sectors.
Prepared in-depth research memorandum, including financial analysis and valuation for investment decisions.
Built detailed financial models of large and mid-cap public and private companies and projects (real estate), including return analysis, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, and valuation.
Prepared screening materials and built a quantitative database for portfolio and risk management.
Managed long-only growth-focused equity funds with $500 million FUM and completed real estate transactions valued at $120 million.
Focus areas: Property Investment, Finance, Real Estate, Investment Portfolio Management, Fixed Income Analysis, Corporate Finance, Investor Presentations, Cash Flow Modeling, Private Equity, Equity Research, Asset Valuation, Valuation, Investment Memoranda, Due Diligence, Commercial Real Estate, Banking & Finance
2000 - 2004
Served as the controller for the Asia Pacific section in Germany, then progressed to a project manager role in China and played a key role in establishing new business in Taiwan.
Delivered regional financial reporting and budgeting for 14 Asia-Pacific group companies with revenue in excess of $500 million and partnered with local finance managers, group treasury, marketing, and regional management to achieve growth targets.
Conducted due diligence on M&A; evaluated investment proposals; identified and formulated business efficiencies projects resulting in business restructuring in Asia-Pacific.
Implemented new finance and controlling system Hyperion and IFRS reporting, budgeting, and cash flow forecasting processes.
Led efficiency improvement projects to outsource logistics and supervised the project to develop a new training center for clients to drive sales.
Focus areas: Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Management, Business Taxation, Business Planning, Strategic Planning & Execution, Market Research, Financial Management, International Finance, Working Capital Management, Financial Restructuring, Cost Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budget Controls, Capital Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controller
1998 - 1999
Established a service center for Central and Eastern Europe and implemented budgeting and reporting process for the region.
Consolidated regional monthly performance as well as conducted budget variance analysis and cash flow planning to provide key management reports to regional executives and headquarters.
Conducted due diligence and integrated a new business in Romania and one in Russia.
Implemented successfully a regional cash management system with a group treasury—resulting in 10% lower financing costs and faster inter-company transactions.
Focus areas: Financial Consolidation, Financial System Implementation, Financial Reporting, Cash Pooling, Capital Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
1997 - 1998
Performed a regular analysis of credit and foreign currency exposures to ensure compliance with corporate guidelines after the Asian financial crisis.
Built a legal database to analyze legal exposure of all joint ventures and operations in China (in cooperation with operational management) and delivered analyses and risk assessments.