Chief Financial Officer
Olga is a CIMA qualified highly adaptable Finance Director with comprehensive experience in leading financial and strategic aspects in various industries and geographies for rapidly growing SMEs. Her experience has added value to organisations through strategic thinking with attention to details and a hands-on approach. She is an independent problem solve and a strong communicator with the ability to deliver complex messages to a wide range of audiences. Her skills include providing grounded financial support for core strategic decisions. Olga is adept at leading change to enhance financial planning, control and reporting capabilities to identify areas of improvements, to protect business profitability and to support sustainable growth. She is an nfluential leader with robust performance management, mobilising multi-functional highly efficient teams to deliver best-in-class finance service and cost-effective solutions.
- Executive MBA, Cass Business School City University
- Certificate, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CIMA)
- Organisational Leadership, Stockholm School of Economics
- MBA Finance, Belarusian State University
- Bachelors Degree, Accounting, Analysis and Audit, Belarusian State Economic University
Berin Iglesias Art made a strategic decision to expand. As Finance Director played key role in setting up new offices in Monaco, Dubai and Tashkent. Performed market analysis and built relationships with key stakeholders to elaborate effective regional business strategies. Evaluated and interpreted local legislations and tax laws to build financial strategy focusing on tax optimization. Developed regional policies and controls to ensure regulatory compliance and create efficiencies. Set management infrastructure including people and systems, putting in place relevant KPIs to drive the revenue of the business. Succeeded in setting up 3 new offices, which launched 6 new shows in the first year and met the target for profitability of 20%.
Grandlane Development finance function required transformation to a proactive and reliable business partner. As Finance Director worked closely with CEO and built strong relationships with PE investors and debt providers. Secured necessary funding for 2 investment projects. Supported all commercial decisions and guided critical negotiations with third party. Developed and implemented internal control procedures, contributing to company costs reduction of 15% in a year. Designed new systems to provide low cost/high value solutions. Continuously focused on improvement of process integrity. Reduced average report preparation time from 2 weeks to 3-4 days. Succeeded in developing a high performing and business partner oriented finance function.
A newly established oil trading company BNK UK had a strategic plan to double turnover every six months. As Financial Manager set up finance function capable of effectively supporting rapid expansion. Implemented quarterly budgets and cash flow forecasts to manage liquidity and optimize required working capital. Negotiated and arranged credit lines up to EUR 250M, enabling company turnover increase by 180%. Identified FX risk exposure and utilized appropriate FX instruments. Produced consolidated reports in line with IFRS and presented for the board, providing insides and explaining correlations. Led internal and external audit in the company and subsidiaries. Succeeded to support business growth from EUR 300M to EUR 3.5BN over 4 years.