Kai Zhu

Angestellt, CFO Fire Fighting Group, CNH Industrial

Ulm, Deutschland


Professional experience for Kai Zhu

  • Current , since Jan 2019

    CFO Fire Fighting Group

    CNH Industrial

    providing financial executive and operational leadership to 400 Mio. USD Fire Fighting global business / leading finance accounting, financial analysis & reporting, business planning, strategy development, tax, treasury, compliance and M&A / building and managing continuous process improvement task force targeting at multi-million operational efficiency improvement in 2 years / directing finance team of 20 controllers and accounting shared service professionals (dotted line)

  • Current , since Aug 2009

    Member of Exam Review Committee

    Institute of Management Accountants

  • 2 years, Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

    CFO Emerging Market

    Danaher KaVo Kerr Group

    overall responsibility of all finance related topics in emerging markets incl. Russia, CIS, MEA, Japan, Australia & New Zealand, SEA, India and Latin America with 300 Mio. USD business / leading the month-end, forecast and budget processes / driving continuous improvement in finance and compliance / partnering with commercial and operation to drive over market growth and operational excellence / leading finance accounting and FP&A teams (over 60 heads) and develop the culture of business partnering

  • 5 years and 10 months, Sep 2012 - Jun 2018

    Regent of Board

    Institute of Management Accountants

  • 1 year, Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

    VP Finance Global FP&A

    Danaher KaVo Group

    all responsibilities as VP Finance Asia / leading the month-end, forecast and budget processes for KaVo group worldwide with 1 Billion USD business / responsible for Commercial FP&A in EMEA incl. sales forecast and planning and the relating performance management / building and leading the global FP&A team and managing EMEA Commercial FP&A team and Asian finance team (total 30 heads)

  • 9 months, Apr 2015 - Dec 2015

    VP Finance Asia

    Danaher KaVo Group

    leading finance organization in Asia for 160 Mio. USD business / responsible for month-end, forecast and budget processes incl. variance analysis / business partnering with regional presidents incl. providing support in decision making & growth strategies and driving improvement / leading diverse projects to improve profitability incl. process optimization & restructuring / overseeing all compliance related topics incl. audits & anti-corruption program / leading team of 15 heads incl. talent development

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jan 2014 - Mar 2015

    Head of Controlling

    Britax Group EMEA

    managing sales controlling, operations controlling, project controlling and financial planning & analysis for 200 Mio. USD business / driving continuous improvement of controlling and financial processes / turning controlling team into business partners / leading month-end, forecasting, budgeting and strategy planning process / overseeing diverse projects like BI implementation, new pricing policy, standard costing, restructuring and cost saving initiatives / leading and coaching up to 10 direct reports

  • 1 year and 10 months, Mar 2012 - Dec 2013

    Manager Controlling

    KaVo Dental GmbH (Danaher Dental Group)

    leading the team to look after two strategic business units with over 400 Mio. USD global annual revenue / budgeting, monthly closing & forecasting and all relating variance analyses for EMEA / cost accounting / indirect spending savings / R&D project controlling / implementation of product costs monitoring process during the development phase / internal audits and several other compliance topics

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jan 2009 - Feb 2012

    Senior Controller EMEA

    KaVo Dental GmbH (Danaher Dental Group)

    budgeting, monthly closing & forecasting and all relating variance analyses for EMEA / KPI reporting / cost accounting / R&D project controlling / implementation of the improved capital budgeting process for R&D projects / product & product family margin analysis / reorganization & process reengineering of service business to improve the profitability / internal audits and anti-corruption audits

  • 2 years and 7 months, Jun 2006 - Dec 2008

    Controller SCM and R&D

    Avery Dennison Deutschland GmbH

    taking the role as plant controller for this 30 Mio. EUR business unit / month-end closing according to US-GAAP / budgeting, forecasting and all relating variance analyses / management reporting / introduction of a responsibility accounting system and a performance tracking routine / R&D investment and project controlling / working capital management / diverse projects, e.g. business process reengineering, VAT compliance and transfer pricing

  • 1 year and 10 months, Aug 2004 - May 2006

    Business Analyst

    Avery Dennison Deutschland GmbH

    management reporting / ad-hoc analyses / participation in the budgeting and forecasting process / month-end closing according to US-GAAP of the Benelux subsidiary on an interim base / process optimization projects, e.g. leading the European wide project to set up a centralized sales forecast system

Educational background for Kai Zhu

  • 5 years and 2 months, Apr 1999 - May 2004

    Business Informatics and Administration

    Technical University Ilmenau

    Informationsmanagement, Controlling, Marketing

  • 3 years, Sep 1995 - Aug 1998

    Business Informatics and Administration

    Guangdong University of Foreign Studies


  • Chinese

    First language

  • English


  • German


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