Mike Leach

Basic

Kreuztal, Germany

Skills

International Finance Manager with significant multi-national experience in the automotive business across a number of senior finance leadership functions.
Strong business acumen & operationally astute delivering profitable growth. Focus on developing motivated cross-functional teams and process efficiency.
product development
marketing & sales
manufacturing
start-up & joint venture cooperation
corporate finance
finance company
major restructuring
and internal audit/compliance experience;
Global responsibility experience in several European countries & UAE

Timeline

Professional experience for Mike Leach

  • 9 months, Nov 2013 - Jul 2014

    CFO, Middle East & AFrica

    Ford Motor Company

    • CFO for the launch and set-up of a new business unit for Ford across the MEA region • Launched in January, 2014, with set up of governance structure; transition from other Ford regions into new region; development of the operating plan and focus on Growth Strategy for the region.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jul 2011 - Oct 2013

    Profit Analysis Manager

    Ford of Europe

    • Business Plan and Budget consolidation, analysis and reporting of the European plan and turn-around strategy. 2013 Revenue of around $25 billion and 1.2 million unit sales. • Quarterly external US GAAP/Sarbanes Oxley earnings reporting; Quarterly Certification and MD&R • Major cross-functional re-engineering of reporting methodology. 12 month program delivered on time and cost • Lead for Components business & external sales

  • 4 years and 10 months, Sep 2006 - Jun 2011

    Vehicle Line Controller

    Ford Motor Company

    • Responsible for Small/Medium segment passenger cars; Focus, CMax, Kuga, Mondeo, SMax & Galaxy. Total program volume over 1 million units annually • Development & control of business structure, investment & cost control. 2011 Global Focus program at over 450,000 unit sales for Europe & North America • Cross functional program strategy, control & process change with Program Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, & Launch teams; Europe, Americas & Asia Pacific regions

  • 3 years and 5 months, Apr 2003 - Aug 2006

    Finance Director

    Mazda Motor Europe

    • Completed European Transfer Pricing structure including pan European tax authority approval. Corporate tax savings of $20+million • Pan European Price Harmonisation, dealer margin restructuring & competitive price strategy development. Reduced cross border trade by over 10% and reduced dealer margin cost by $30 million • Finance lead of sales company launch across Scandinavia, Russia, Ireland and Benelux incl. external acquisition & set up of Mazda financial services and products

Educational background for Mike Leach

  • 1993 - 1996

    Master of Business Administration

    Warwick Univerity

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 1984 - Jun 1987

    Economics

    Birmingham University

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Intermediate

  • Spanish

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

Wants

An engaging business partner; internationally mobile and now seeking next challenging role to leverage significant leadership and operating experience.

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