Our Authors

Our Authors

Tijana Balotic Truong is a performance management and commercial finance specialist, with 15+ years of international experience in large FMCG companies.

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Roundtable (BBRT). He is a popular international business speaker and is the winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award.

Randall Bolten is a seasoned financial executive, with many years directing the financial and other operations of high-technology companies. His experience includes nearly twenty years as a chief financial officer of software companies.

Mason Brady holds an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and is fluent in Spanish. He is also a CMA holder and is currently in pursuit of the FP&A certification.

Paul is a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with over 10 years’ experience working in global, multinational, publicly listed companies. His leadership vision is for FP&A to empower the organisation and its employees to achieve their business ambitions, whatever they may be.

Khaled Chowdhury is a hybrid leader in FP&A and Data, driving organizational revolution through being more human and mastering technology.

Andrew Codd is the producer of the Strength in the Numbers Podcast which interviews real finance practitioners.

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC.

Michael Coveney spent 40+ years in the software analytic business with a focus on transforming the planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes.

Simone is originally from Macau in SE Asia. She gained her Masters at Manchester Business School. She has also recently achieved FP&A accreditation.

Mohamed is Senior Commercial Finance / FP&A expert, with more than 15 years of experience in global multinational companies ; J&J, Novartis, Allergan, Energizer & Shire. He handled multiple international senior roles across Middle East, Africa, India, Turkey and Southwest Asia.


Nilly Essaides is the Senior Research Director of Finance/EPM/FinOps Advisory at The Hackett Group. In that capacity, she devises quantitative surveys, analyses findings, builds models, authors research reports, blogs, and delivers webcast, presentations and facilitates peer-to-peer exchange.

As the founder of Pierce The Fog, Ken's mission is to help those in the world of corporate finance find answers, make decisions and move businesses forward.

Christian Fournier, (French) chartered accountant studies completed by the HEC EMBA, he has been in various finance director positions in global telecom and services companies. He researched and participated to several globalisation experiences from which he wrote a book “Globalisation – adapter l’organisation de son entreprise face à la mondialisation”.

Maciej has over 15 years of experience in complex finance management and value creation. His experience includes M&A advisory and senior management positions in listed, private equity portfolio companies and startups located in both Europe and Asia. He holds a CFA designation.  

Mohammed is an advocate for clean financial modelling and process automation. His key function is "modern" problem solving by blending traditional Excel techniques with BI as a visualisation tool.

Passionate advisor and thought leader in the area of Strategic Finance. A seasoned consultant with 20 years of experience, Mike has advised numerous mid-market and large multi-national organizations enhance their strategic planning capabilities. 

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of professional and commercial experience. He has worked both domestically in Australia as well as globally in the UK and Europe.

Siva Raj Jeyarajah is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is the Head of the Finance, Methods and Risk Management Department of Maybank’s Group Operations Division.

Emmanuel sees planning, analytics and forecasting as “more about processes and people” believing that the best planning and forecasting results from a drive to understand every aspect of how a business runs – business model and how value is created for customers.

Kedar Kale is an Indian Chartered Accountant, has cleared all levels of the CFA course and has an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the CIMA. He has a keen interest in the future of finance as a function and analytics and loves to write. 

Karl Kern has a BBA degree in Accounting from Temple University, and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance from Babson College. Karl’s reputation as a problem solver is based on his ability to create as well as implement initiatives that have helped organizations increase revenues, decrease expenses, and improve cash flows.

Originally from India, Asif currently works in the Netherlands as Global FP&A Lead at PayU – a financial technology company operating across EMEA, LatAm and India. He partners with regional teams to forecast, analyse trends, create metrics and perform analysis to support strategic business decisions.

Robin is a Finance Manager based in Northampton in the UK.  Robin has over 10 years’ experience in the distribution/logistics and retail industries. He has worked with the national building supplies company Wickes and prior to that he worked with various high profile customers at DHL.

Santosh Kudva is currently the Chief Data Officer of GE Gas Power, a $13 Billion business that is pushing the boundaries of what's possible within gas power generation to help our customers achieve the right balance between power plant performance & environmental sustainability.

Hans Levenbach, PhD is Executive Director, CPDF Training and Certification Professional Development Programs. He conducts hands-on Workshops on Demand Forecasting for multi-national supply chain companies worldwide.

Anders Liu-Lindberg is the co-founder, COO and CMO of the Business Partnering Institute and owner of the largest group dedicated to Finance Business Partnering on LinkedIn. 

Linda MacDonald received her MBA from Salem State University in 1996. Since then, she has worked in Finance in global companies and is revered as a highly motivated, enthusiastic, finance professional with strong analytical and business acumen.

Kevin McConnell is responsible for Intelligent Technologies Solution Strategy at SAP.  He has held leadership positions at SAS, HP and other companies focusing on creating offerings developed with dvanced Analytics & Machine Learning. Kevin resides in Annapolis, MD just outside of Washington DC.

Larysa Melnychuk is a passionate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) professional and influencer who has held senior FP&A roles at leading organisations before setting up the International FP&A Board in 2013. The Board is a global and well-recognised professional think-tank that aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of senior FP&A professionals and aid the development of best practice in the profession.

Steve Morlidge has 30 years of practical experience in designing and running performance management systems in Unilever, including three years as the lead of a global change project. He is a former chairman of the European Beyond Budgeting Round Table and now works as a management thinker, writer and speaker, drawing on his years of experience at the leading edge of performance management thought and practice.

James Myers is the founder and CEO of FP&A Strategy Consulting, helping to accelerate finance transformation resulting in smarter organizations that focus their talent on issues that matter.

Dynamic, qualified and highly ethical financial leader with over 10+ years of experience in accounting, financial planning & analysis, corporate finance, and financial management.

Dr. E. Ted Prince, the Founder and CEO of the Perth Leadership Institute www.perthleadership.org, located in Florida in the US, has also been CEO of several other companies, both public and private.

Richard Reinderhoff is a CFO/FP&A expert, turned advisor. He has worked for corporations from different continents, at local BU and holding level. His experience in an emerging market has developed him into a strategic finance business partner.

John Sanchez is Managing Director of financial planning and training consultancy FPA Group, LLC . He has more than 20 years’ experience including working at a top ten accounting firm, mergers and acquisitions work for Fortune 500 companies, and leadership positions in consolidated business groups such as Royal Caribbean Cruises and AutoNation.

Carl Seidman is a trusted and disciplined advisor specializing in financial strategy and business transformation. He has dedicated his career to guiding healthy companies through strategic growth and aiding stagnant, under-performing, and distressed companies through turnaround or revitalization.

Amrish Shah, of Indian origin, born in Africa, a British national and now residing in The Netherlands, is a seasoned and senior finance leader with over 20 years of financial management experience in international organizations. Some of the companies he has worked for include Unilever, O'Neill Group, Staples, Royal Wessanen, Kao and he is currently working in a senior FP&A transformation capacity at EndemolShine. 

An INSEAD MBA and entrepreneur Thorsteinn has over 20 years of experience in management, consulting and training. He is chairman of Ultima BV, a company specialized in developing driver-based planning and budgeting solutions.

Marco Singh is a commercial finance director that has worked for both startup & blue-chip companies across a number of industries, from fintech payments to low-tech manufacturing.

Anand is a Seasoned Senior Finance and Commercial Professional with more than 25 years of multi-dimensional experience in Managing Group Financial, Commercial and Business Affairs of Diversified Business Units in local and International markets across Manufacturing, Contracting, Retail / Trading/ FMCG, Construction and Real estate, Petroleum  and Refinery, Investment, Stock Brokerage Business units. 

A Chartered Accountant with a Masters’ degree in financial modelling, John has over 30 years’ experience in consulting to businesses and banks in rolling forecasts, analytics, business plans, budgeting, performance management and reporting.

Daniele Tedesco is a former CFO and investment banker and has successfully led a vast number of M&A transactions (buy- and sell-side) as well as driven value-based management approaches in different companies.

Niels is a consultant, coach and author. He has 20+ years of experience in supply-chain and business planning and is accredited in coaching skills to help companies achieve behaviours that improve business performance.

Timo Wienefoet has 20 years of unique cross-functional experience centered around Controlling/ FP&A and technology. His academic background includes diplomas (M.Sc.) in Information Systems and Finance and teaching Business and Statistics in executive education. 

Martin Winkler has many years’ experience in finance and controlling and optimized various reporting and planning processes for different companies in the course of his career. 

Ian believes curiosity is key to driving improvement.  Frustrated by the complexity surrounding data analytics in the corporate organisations he led, Ian formed Barcanet to help finance leaders make simple data-driven decisions and improve their individual and business performance. 

Douglas is a partner at Epitelligence Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in helping startups and mid-stage companies scale up their operations. By implementing the right business processes, these companies are able to gain operational efficiencies and improve profitability while maintaining a high growth model.