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Chief Financial Officer

Hourly Rate: R 2500 ph

23 years experience


About Helder

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Introduction Helder is an enthusiastic, ambitious and experienced senior executive with several years of leadership, turnaround and change experience in both the Banking and FMCG/Manufacturing industry. He thrives in a challenging team-first environment, which pushes him to bring about step-changes to culture and performance. Helder finds a genuine pleasure in dealing with people and helping his colleagues and customers achieve their goals in an ethical and professional manner. He is passionate about bringing out the best in his teams and himself. By constantly looking for challenges throughout his career, Helder has accumulated over 15 months of CEO experience in addition to approximately 10 years as CFO and Board member. Helder drove BancABC to profitability as CFO and then CEO delivering key channels and platforms, as well as projects, treasury, regulatory and critical staff hires. Helder had previously turned Barclays Mozambique to profitability while also driving the Barclays Values as CEO in Mozambique and delivering step changes in projects, treasury, regulatory, staff and overall performance, as both CEO and CFO. Helder has demonstrated the ability to leverage his experience and critical thinking to find out-of-the-box solutions to operational and strategic issues facing his businesses. He is highly adaptable and has made peace with ambiguity and imperfect information. Helder drives a culture which rewards passion, continuous improvements and being permanently dissatisfied with the status quo. Helder leads from the front and is not afraid to get stuck into the detail when necessary. He believes in treating staff fairly because it is the right thing to do and correspondingly, he expects that staff will go the extra mile as a result. He is also a strong believer in gender equality and empowerment. Over the years, Helder has successfully blended his i) Chartered Accountant (SA) and academic background, ii) his experience and adaptability across various geographies, iii) his local and international risk, control, consulting, commercial and banking experience, iv) his natural people and coaching skills with his v) financial, risk and commercial acumen to the benefit of his shareholders and employers. For his next challenge, Helder is looking for an Exco level role where he can influence and contribute to the culture of the organisation in Banking or Industry. Helder is looking to further expand his Commercial skills or in a senior executive role where he can leverage his strong, Turnaround, Change, Finance, Risk and People Leadership skills

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