Etienne Cosnefroy

Mobile:  + 65 9088 9649
Nationality:  French
Place of residence:  Singapore

Profile Summary
Seasoned management consultant with 11 years of experience in improving business performance, currently holding a position of Senior Manager at PwC South-East Asia Consulting
Recognized expert in the area of business transformation with strong acumen in project management and change management, and an unparalleled ability to address simultaneously business and technology aspects
Proven track-record in delivering complex and large-scale projects across a number of functional areas, primarily in Finance (financial planning & analysis, accounting, treasury) and also in Sales, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, with hands-on experience in organizational design, process re-engineering and system implementation
Extensive experience in the technology, media and telecom industries, with credentials at clients such as Google, Alcatel-Lucent, Schneider Electric, WPP and EE, and also exposure to other innovation-driven industries (life science, aeronautics)
Proven people manager, with strong experience in managing staff and supervising 3rd parties
Broad exposure to international environments, with multiple projects conducted in international and multi-cultural contexts and actual work experience in a number of countries in Europe and Asia
Employment History
Oct. 2013
Senior Manager
Lead execution of complex transformation projects for medium to large clients (turnover from USD 1.2bn to USD 55bn) in the technology, media and pharmaceuticals industries. Key projects delivered include:
For a global internet company: assisted with the roll-out of new order-to-cash process and system for 9 countries over the globe as a pilot before global implementation; advised on project approach and coordinated implementation, testing, preparation of to-be procedures and troubleshooting of process issues after go live
For a global advertising company: led the planning and stakeholders management workstream within a pan-Asian ERP implementation project; consolidated other workstreams outputs to prepare overall implementation plan, performed stakeholders analysis and defined change management plan
For a global pharmaceutical company: following a major reorganization of the company, identified and planned all required changes to finance processes and systems across 11 countries in Asia Pacific; coordinated the deployment of the new operating model in Australia, Japan and Thailand
For a leading sovereign fund in Asia: managed a project aiming at designing a cost accounting framework across 3 business units; defined project approach and workplan, prepared business requirements relating to strategic dashboarding, profitability analysis and budgeting
Manage and grow teams:
Supervise teams of up to 10 consultants: provide guidance and feedback, review deliverables and coach as needed
Act as career coach for 4 junior resources: provide guidance on career development
Assist with defining recruitment and training needs for the Consulting team and run interviews with candidates
Jan. 2008
to Sep. 2013
PwC Consulting (France)
Delivered transformation projects for 12+ clients (turnover from USD 0.8bn to 23bn) in various industries, in particular technology, telecom, media, aeronautics and pharmaceuticals. Key projects delivered include:
For a global technology company: project managed the deployment of a worldwide costing model in order to evaluate the profitability of the technical support and repair activities; coordinated design, testing and roll-out with stakeholders from 5 regional headquarters
For a global pharmaceutical company: acted as Record-to-Report Lead for Europe within a global finance transformation project involving standardization of operating model, business process outsourcing and rollout of a single ERP in 70 different countries worldwide; assisted in defining target operating model, coordinated localization for Europe affiliates and supported roll-outs
For a leading aircraft manufacturer in Europe: assisted with the setup of a group-level Finance department and the definition and implementation of a company-wide finance framework to align business processes and IT systems and improve product costing, profitability analysis, budgeting and internal controls across 3 business units
Mar. 2005
to Dec. 2007
Senior Consultant
Delivered transformation projects in the transport & logistics, entertainment and professional services industries. Key projects delivered include:
For a national railway company in Europe: handled program-level PMO for a large ERP implementation program (circa 300 FTE, 8 concurring projects) to improve back-office processes
For a leading professional services company in France: managed a project aiming at rolling out a new ERP to support sales and finance functions
Sep. 2001
to June 2002
Salustro Reydel (France)
IT Auditor
Performed audit engagements for 10+ clients in various industries (utilities, telecom, media, food & beverage), including processes and systems review, fraud detection, statutory audit and project review
Jul. 2003
to Dec. 2004
Master in Information Technology
Comprehensive degree covering all aspects of information technology, specializing in software engineering (including expert courses such as web technologies and parallel computing)
Sep. 1999
to Feb. 2003
Master in Management
General business administration degree in one of the top-tier French business schools, with a focus on business relating to information and communications technology - degree accredited by the AACSB and the AMBA
Sep. 1996
to June 1999
"Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles", Mathematics & Physics
Intensive preparation for competitive entrance exams to French engineering schools
Languages English (fluent), French (mother tongue)
Entreprise applications SAP ERP (ECC6 SD, MM, FI-CO, PS) and Analytics (BW, BPC), Oracle ERP (eBusiness Suite OM, OKS, AR, GL) and EPM (Hyperion Suite), PeopleSoft (FSCM suite), Cognos TM1, Anaplan
Office automation Microsoft Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project, Visio, macros), Lotus Notes