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Peter J Callow

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Freiberufler, Interim CFO, Antion Consulting

Hamburg, Deutschland

Skills

International Management
Strategic Planning
Turnaround Management
Financial Services
IT
IAS
Going Public
Consultancy
Engineering
Software Development
Railway industry
International Logistics
Digitalisation
Certification
not-for-profit organization
Private Equity
Brand Marketing
Due Diligence
Management Buy-Out
Change Management
Chartered Accountant
Mergers & Acquisitions
Leadership
Business Coaching
Mentoring
US GAAP
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
IPO
Business Integration
Business Intelligence
International business
Motivation
Classification
Networking
UK GAAP
South East Asia
India
Australia
Scandinavia
Europe
Russia
Africa
Middle East
China
Singapore
Acquisitions and Disposals
Cash Management
Strategy and Forecasting
Working Capital Management
Performance Management
KPI
Budget Planning
Investment Analysis
Financial Controlling
Business partnering
Operation
Business
Region
General Management
Accounting
Finanzen

Timeline

Professional experience for Peter J Callow

  • Current , since May 2018

    Interim CFO

    Antion Consulting

    International and Commercial Finance Director

  • 9 months, Oct 2017 - Jun 2018

    COO / CFO

    Marorka International

    Interim role for Private Equity firm to re-motivate workforce , improve orderbook and prepare company for sale

  • 3 years, Aug 2014 - Jul 2017

    SE Asia Regional Finance Director - Maritime

    DNV GL

    Lead the Regional business together with the Regional Director. Turnover $75m, 250 staff, 11 Countries, 20 offices. Responsible for Financial and Commercial matters, together with general leadership responsibilities. Budgeted profitability exceeded in each of the 3 years, implemented cost & staff reductions. Identified and resolved compliance issues in Indonesia.

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

    Global Head of Finance - Maritime Services

    Germanischer Lloyd SE

    Reported directly to Group CEO & CFO. Maritime Business $200m, 2,000+ staff. Management of finance teams - 65 local, 130 global. Key member of GL team leading the merger process with DNV, responsibility for Maritime financials. Restructured and performance improved Finance function, significantly improved invoicing and cash collection, developed accurate financial forecasting model for Global business, established and chaired cross functional Fleet in Service project

  • 8 months, Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

    Director

    Antion Ltd

    Interim Management & Consultancy Services - Part Time / Interim FD support

  • 6 months, Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

    Geschäftsführer

    BSL Management Consultants

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  • 1 year and 5 months, Feb 2009 - Jun 2010

    Finance & Commercial Director - Transportation

    Lloyd's Register

    Management support & overview of subsidiary businesses in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, UAE, Asia and Australia

  • 2 years and 5 months, Oct 2006 - Feb 2009

    SVP - Regional Head of Finance CEMEA

    VISA

    Senior Vice President. Responsible for 50+ staff in London, Moscow, Dubai and Johannesburg. Prepared the finance department for commercial operation. Financial support to NYSE IPO in March 2008 ($19bn & largest in US history)

  • 1 year and 7 months, Apr 2005 - Oct 2006

    Divisional Financial Controller - Ships & Ferries

    Sea Containers Group

    Reported to Group CFO / Divisional EVP. Delivered restructuring of Ships & Ferries Division. Supported the Euro 500m sale of Silja Line (Baltic cruises). Established US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and developed the NYSE 8K announcement of $500m writedown of Silja Line vessel fleet. Lead closure of "Hoverspeed" (English Channel transport operation). Designed and lead the turnaround of Seastreak - USA commuter ferry operation (New Jersey to Manhattan) & subsequent corporate sale process.

  • 5 years, Apr 2000 - Mar 2005

    Finance Director

    GEA Grenco Refrigeration

    Turnaround of a significantly loss making Engineering business to a UK industry leading position within 3 years. Turnover increased GBP 8m to GBP 25m within 3 years. Responsible for business strategy, Finance, HR, IT, insurance, legal , real estate & commercial issues. Identified, negotiated, acquired and successfully integrated a key competitor and set up operation in Eire. Principal trustee for the UK pension scheme. Lead the disposal of subsidiary Grenco Reefer Services to MBO team.

  • 3 years and 7 months, Sep 1996 - Mar 2000

    Financial Accounts Manager

    London Stock Exchange

    LSE turnover GBP 120m, 1,200 staff Responsible for 20 staff, invoicing, credit control, accounts payable, capital expenditure and treasury teams. Prepared the financial sections of the LSE's annual reports in 1997 & 1998, and managed the financial aspects of the LSE Pension Scheme. Oversaw closure of Settlement operation (transferred to CREST) and designed and project managed the implementation of a bespoke purchasing system.

  • 3 years and 3 months, Jun 1993 - Aug 1996

    Divisional Financial Controller / FD of French subsidiary

    P&O Ferrymasters - Southern European Division

    Reported to Divisional General Manager. Turnover GBP 40m, 150 staff, 5 offices. Road & ferry goods transportation between UK and France, Belgium, Italy, Spain. Loss making French Division brought to profit and stabilised, expanded to become Southern European business. Director of French subsidiary company for 3 years.

  • 4 years, Jul 1989 - Jun 1993

    Group Financial Accountant

    P&O Ferrymasters

    Reported to Group Deputy MD and Board. Financial Controller for European Logistics operation. 13 companies, 600 UK employees. 2 dedicated ships and local engineering business.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Mar 1988 - Jun 1989

    Operations Accountant

    ICI Chemicals and Polymers

    Operations Accountant for Chemical and Polymer production site

  • 4 years and 6 months, Sep 1983 - Feb 1988

    Manager Audit

    PwC

Educational background for Peter J Callow

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 1980 - Jun 1983

    Mathematics

    Durham University

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • French

    Basic

  • German

    Basic

Wants

C-Level role ideally Hamburg based
Non Executive / Advisory Board roles
Interim Roles considered
Provision of Mentoring and Coaching
Provision of Management Training
Networking
Local charitable work

Interests

Executive Coaching
Start-up Consulting
Management Development
Fine Arts
Travel
German language

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