EMILY FILIPPOU-KLÖPFER

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C-Level Executive in Financial Services

Emily-FilippouBW

Professional experience
Jan. 2016-to date

DEZAVOU & ASSOCIATES Financial Advisors, Business Partner & consultant

Sept. 2000 – 2014
OTE Group of Companies (30 entities-subsidiaries / Telecom, Mobile, Retailing, Real Estate, Customer Care) – Member of Deutsche Telecom Group

2013 – to date
OTE Group Controlling General Manager
Member of Top level Executive committee – reporting to Group CFO
Managing and developing a team of 4 directors (Mobile & Fixed)
Accountabilities:
 Contribute and implement Group’s/Organization’s financial strategy, planning, restructuring and transformation plans and projects
 Ensure efficient financial business
 Refinement and standardization of budget process & systems and optimization of financial controlling resources
 Control & Ensure accurate and timely investment planning analysis
 Translate Corporate Strategic Plan to Financial Plans and KPI’s and ensure that financial policies, standards and control procedures are developed, modified and maintained so as to support the financial & management information systems and reporting
 Contribute to the formulation of Group financial strategy and overall effectiveness of the Group’s plans and operations by providing top management with sound financial analysis and proposals

2007 – 2012
Cosmote Group
Chief Financial Officer
Member of Top level Executive committee – reporting directly to Group CFO
Managing and developing a team of 3 Directors (Cosmote Greece CGU), 3 CFOs (Albania, Bulgaria, Romania), 420 people in total
Accountabilities:
 Group corporate strategic directions & business development for organic & non-organic growth
 Enhance financial & operational performance & group synergy programs
 Corporate restructuring & cost optimization re-engineering (projects initiation)
 Risk management / Revenue Assurance
 Accounting & tax planning, control & management
 Budget & planning with group targets & goals
 Treasury & Customer finance management
 Timely, accurate & valid Group information & reporting

2000 – 2007
OTENET Internet Service Provider S.A.
Chief Financial & Procurement Officer
Member of Top level Executive committee – Participating in decision making process – reporting directly to Managing Director
Managing and developing a team of 5 managers, 40 people in total
Accountabilities:
 Planning and monitoring Procurement department in decision-making process
 Provide overall direction for budgeting, reporting, tax, accounting and ERP, financing, credit and cash flow functions

Sept. 1992 – Aug. 2000
FILIPPOU INVESTMENTS GROUP (FAGE S.A., EVGA S.A., ELBISCO S.A.)

1998 – 2000
Finance Manager
Accountabilities:
 Formulate and ensure the implementation of both Company’s and Group’s Financial strategy & Policy
 Liaise with banks, ASE, funds and investors
 Supervision & controlling Group’s budgeting and reporting, its affiliates and subsidiaries

1996 – 1998
Finance Controller
Accountabilities:
 Management planning, reporting and financial performance appraisals of the Group and its affiliates/subsidiaries
 Coordination and control of Financial, Treasury and Accounting reports for business strategy formulation and allocation of funds

1992 – 1996
Group Internal Auditor
Accountabilities:
 Internal audit to Group subsidiaries/affiliates
 Develop, recommend and ensure the effectiveness of internal controls and audit procedures

1984 – Aug. 1990
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Audit Manager
Accountabilities:
 Statutory and Regulatory Audits to Greek companies and foreign subsidiaries
 Audits for international reporting
 Business and Financial advisory services
 Due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions
 Fraud limitation and investigation
 Internal audit services

1978 – 1983
Accounting & Tax Office
 Accounting and Bookkeeping of accounts for small-medium sized companies

Academic Background

Dec. 1991
Master of Business Administration in General Management
Exeter University – United Kingdom
Dissertation on: Holding Companies & Management

June 1983
BSc in Business Administration
University of Pireaus

Qualifications 
Languages: Greek, English (Fluent), German (Intermediate)

Professional Qualifications
 Hellenic Management Association (HMA) EEDE
 Member of Greek Financial Management Institute (IOD)
 Women’s organization of Managers and Entrepreneurs (ΙΑΓME)

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