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Christos Assimakopoulos, MBA, FCCA

Christos Assimakopoulos, MBA, FCCA

Senior Finance Executive and Business Partner │ CFO │ International Businesses and Complex Start-ups │ Change Leadership

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Christos.P.Asimakopoulos@gmail.com

Growing efficiencies and stakeholder value in extremely challenging environments is my passion. Building the financial infrastructures that facilitate the entire business lifecycle to deliver outstanding business results is my specialty. A powerful and proactive influencer, I forge the strong internal and external partnerships that turnaround businesses facing change and stagnation to renewed profitability. Leveraging shared services and automation, I generate significant and sustained operating savings, while building environments of collaboration, ownership and empowerment who work in alignment to consistently meet and exceed corporate objectives.

BUSINESS CASE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
Leveraging regional, business and corporate finance expertise to act as a business partner from go-to-market strategy to sales operations/customer care to risk management to selection of shareholding and tax structure, ultimately optimizing profit, cash flow and market investment. Facilitated decision making & executed change of business models implementing optimal supply chain in Edwards Lifesciences and Covidien.

DEEP M&A BACKGROUND
Managed M&A financial functions in enterprises with up to $2.9B in revenue. Led, in his area of responsibility, seven acquisitions, one integration one sale, and one spin off including operating Transitional Service and Manufacturing Agreements in Covidien and Medtronic.

EXCEPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING COMPETENCIES
Developed abilities in complex multimillion dollar organizations including global/multicurrency Swiss principal and a financing/holding structure in Switzerland and Luxembourg that included in-house bank. Executed structural changes, freeing $9.5B cash and delivering $1.2B cash benefit for Medtronic.

Experience

Director of International Accounting │ Managing Director – Covidien AG at Medtronic

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Level: LEVEL 01 (12mo pts: 13 pts)

Rating: 5.00/5 stars (2 ratings)

Lifetime points: 37 pts

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