Board of Directors
The Global Corporate Finance Society (GCFS) is a policy-based member-funded organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The Global Corporate Finance Society (GCFS) is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and are selected from nominations put forward by society members. The Directors are bound by our ethics and standards.
The governing authority is accountable to the members for management of the association and is responsible for setting policy and direction for the GCFS. The elected GCFS Board of Directors determines the Vision, Mission, Values, Goals, and policies that help guide the society’s efforts. GCFS policies are reviewed on annual basis to ensure they best reflect the needs of its members.
New York City, USA
Joseph Frantz has 8+ years of advisory experience in the capital markets, including as macroeconomic analyst and investment banker, and is currently focused on restructurings, recapitalizations, and turnarounds. Joseph has advised on the restructuring of over $10 billion of notional liabilities, including a large publicly-held retailer as well as privately-held companies in the medical products… Read More
A multi-disciplined and experienced corporate finance professional with a demonstrated track record of supporting, managing and delivering M&A and large capital projects across all stages of the deal life cycle from origination to valuation and due diligence, through to implementation and integration/separation. Sean has experience in both buy-side and sell-side deals across a range of… Read More
After successfully graduating from INSEEC Paris Business School in France in 2007, Walid started his professional career directly in Luxembourg in the financial sector. He learnt the basics of financial controlling at State Street Bank and then was sent on assignment at Mastercard to implement the Expense Planning Department of the company in France. With experience in… Read More
Tim has over 12 years of experience in capital markets across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising totalling more than $3 billion. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at CIBC Capital Markets, then worked in investment management, corporate development, and corporate finance at public and private… Read More
New York, USA
Lisa has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering courses in strategy and analysis, preparing better credits, financial reporting, governance, risk and controls and ethics to a wide range of organizations including Royal Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Zurich Insurance, Huntsman Chemical, AltaGas, and many professional associations. She is a Canadian Chartered… Read More
Scott has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering Wall Street training programs for bulge bracket investment banks. His clients include JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Glenview Capital, HSBC, ING, and many others. Scott has successfully completed the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification Program offered by… Read More
Santa Monica, USA
Lester has over 10 years of experience in finance – ranging from investments, artificial intelligence, to management consulting. His prior roles include vice president of data science, strategy consultant, and risk management consultant in various Fortune 30 companies. On his spare time, Lester consults in performance coaching for salespeople, which have achieved top 3 in… Read More
San Francisco, USA
Ryan comes from a professional background in Asset Management and Management Consulting. He specializes in probabilistic forecasting and translating machine learning applications into actionable business insights. He earned his bachelor’s in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Colorado and his master’s in Finance from Harvard University. Ryan has also completed the Financial Modeling &… Read More
Rajib is a Business Finance Professional armed with a prolific 12-year track record (overall experience 16 years) of leading cross-functional teams to formulate and execute financial strategy in line with growth objectives. His areas of expertise include Financial Strategy, Budgeting and Forecasting, Cost Management, Credit Control, KPI Management, Preparation of Financial Statements, Client Management, Risk… Read More
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Based out of Hong Kong, Amin is a financial consultant at a large infrastructure firm. Prior to his current role, Amin worked with HSBC’s Regional Corporate Real Estate function, overseeing financial & statistical modelling that assisted in CapEx optimization and understanding the projected risk and returns of the portfolio. Outside of work, Amin heads the… Read More
Johannesburg, South Africa
Scott is an alternative investment associate at AlphaWealth, with direct experience in private equity, venture capital, mezzanine debt, structured products and direct property. Scott has had detailed exposure to all aspects of the deal life-cycle and currently manages a South African debt lending fund. He has worked on various multi-million dollar equivalent deals that span… Read More
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mario Bartz has significant experience in cross-border, buy-side and sell-side assignments for mid-large European Corporates. His competencies include all areas of M&A transaction services and business advisory with a focus on value-adding financial due diligence. Prior to joining Mazars, he has gained experience in Transaction Advisory at Deloitte and worked for the Banking and Capital… Read More
Jibran Khan currently works at the Canadian Tire Corp as a Manager for Operational Effectiveness. Prior experience includes work done in bio-pharma, private equity, management consulting, and financial advisory across multiple regions – North America, Europe, Middle East, ASEAN, and South Asia. Entrepreneurial experience includes work done as a diplomatic consultant for a UAE based… Read More
Liza has over 20 years of experience as a Partner in a medium-sized professional services firm. Although a Chartered Accountant by trade, her particular skills and interests lie in business strategy, deal structuring, and financial positioning. She is an inherent entrepreneur and combines this with strong technical skills and many years of business consulting and… Read More
Vitor is an economist highly focused on capital markets and banking. He has a wide range of experience in financial analysis of stocks and bonds as well as strong skills in financial planning and analysis (FP&A), portfolio management, and asset allocation. Vitor has successfully completed the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Program offered by… Read More
Stefano Sanna is a Consultant at Arthur D. Little (ADL) in Paris, and previously, in the London office. Prior to ADL, he was a Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting in Italy. Throughout his career, he has worked across many industrial sectors, on issues of strategy, operations and organization performance. Stefano received a B.Sc and an… Read More
Arno is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years experience in senior roles leading finance, across various industries, in both South Africa and Australia. His expertise lies in Strategic and Operational Finance, including Business Management. Through his effective leadership and business partnering capabilities, he has a proven track record in delivering finance transformation and… Read More
Anjan Chowdhury is a self-motivated finance and technology enthusiast with eleven years of experience in the financial services industry. His areas of interest include financial analysis, corporate finance, business analysis, information systems and business statistics. LinkedIn Profile
The Board of Directors of the Global Corporate Finance Society (GCFS) is elected by the membership on biennial basis to handle the running of the business of the society.
If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the GCFS Board, please fill out the Board Self-Nomination Form.
Future of GCFS
The GCFS Board of Directors is currently implementing a marketing campaign to advance professional standards of practice. and in doing so expand society’s professional presence within government agencies, universities and colleges, and the public sector.
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