High-achieving Financial Director with strong quantitative modeling, process thinking and business analytics skills, determined to continually exceed expectations and willing to take on added responsibilities to achieve desired results.
Word, Excel (VBA), PowerPoint, Access.
Reporting: Essbase/Hyperion, BI Reporting and BPC
Forecasting tools : Forecast Pro, APO/SAP
Six Sigma Green belt training
Budgeting and financial management
Financial reporting and analysis
MS Excel expert
Fluent in Arabic, English and French. Intermediate : Spanish
Director of Financial and Capital Planning, 06/2016 to Current Pizza Hut Global – Dallas/Plano - USA
Managed a team of three to develop Pizza Hut Global Division P&L forecast (over $12Bn in sales revenue and $300MM in profit) and capital budget for building new equity stores in International Business Units.
Identify and investigate variances to financial plans and forecasts by working closely with regional CFO to insure PH Global target is achieved
Prepared and participated in annual business review to Yum! board of directors.
Supported Investor Relationship team in preparing quarterly Earnings Release.
Head of Financial Planning Manager, 10/2014 to 05/2016 Pizza Hut Latin America & Caribbean Business Unit – Fort Lauderdale - USA
Acted as a Finance Lead for the Pizza Hut business in Latin America and the Caribbean (700+ restaurant, $600MM in sales revenue and $30MM in profit).
Influence strategic decision-making to ensure business partners meet financial objectives of the organization.
Lead projects with Supply Chain Management team to optimize sourcing and generate over 1% of margin improvement.
Negotiated with Franchisee partner for new Development and redevelopment agreement for Central America.
Develop financial valuation models (.e.g. ROI, profitability, etc.) for various investments and Business cases.
Commercial Manager, 02/2012 to 09/2014 Pizza Hut European Business Unit – Paris - France
Lead financial analysis to support marketing calendar and cross-functional team work.
Work closely with the Planning Manager to support strategic plan, annual operating plan (AOP) and quarterly submissions to headquarters.
Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
Worked closely with Development and Operation team to created an analytical framework for identifying and developing financial growth opportunities.
Strategic Planning Manager, 01/2007 to 01/2012 Merck & Co – Paris - France
Manage two analysts in performing sales forecast for the whole Merck & Co portfolio of products.
Elaborated pricing strategy for direct sales to pharmacists program and define optimal thresholds for each product: generated different scenarios with each financial impact.
Calculate different simulation for product rebates and negotiate with
the French Economic Committee (CEPS) representative for convention amounts.
Participate in a Business Development workshop and implement financial
models to evaluate a Third Party Promotion deal, Co-Marketing deal and a
Generic Early Entry deal.
MBA: Finance and Strategy, 2006 ESSEC - Paris
Advanced courses in Finance Management
Winner of a business simulation competition
Advanced courses in Financial Statement Analysis
Part time Assistant to the Business Manager at SC Johnson France sales department.
MBA: 2006 Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Selected to be part of an Exchange program
Focused on strategy and pricing
Bachelor of Engineering: Computer and Networking Engineering, 2003 ESIB - Beirut Computer and Networking Engineering
Travel, Soccer; Basketball; Skiing; Tennis and Cinema
Regular volunteer at Feeding South Florida as part of World food program
Member: "Scouts of Lebanon"(15 years): 3 years Eagle Scout Chief, responsible for 120 scouts