President & CFO | ➡️ International Executive Leadership ➡️ Transforming global companies into market leaders with strategic financial leadership and international business expertise.
I am a dynamic President and CFO with over 20 years of global executive leadership in diverse sectors spanning multiple countries. As a financial (CPA, CGMA), legal (LL.M., LL.B.), human resources (SPHR), and management (Dr./DBA,MBA) expert, I've successfully transitioned from an international CFO to the President & CFO of a leading global machine manufacturing organization. A dual citizen (US/Germany) with bilingual fluency in English and German, I spearhead operations in Germany and the US, overseeing markets in Germany, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the US. Fueled by my unwavering commitment to growth and excellence, my colleagues view me as a progressive, driven, and grounded business leader with a knack for delivering timely and budget-friendly solutions that drive profitability and bottom-line growth. In my dual capacity as President and CFO, I have a proven track record of increasing sales and net income through innovative initiatives and implementing best practices. My leadership style fosters a demanding yet family-values-driven work environment, resulting in reduced talent turnover, organizational growth, and the establishment of the US subsidiary as one of the Group's most successful entities. With an installed base of over $1B in North America, I am entrusted with the overall responsibility for one of our largest markets in the Group. What sets me apart is my unparalleled focus on both financial leadership (CFO) and executive management (President), backed by a team of exceptional professionals who make our success possible.
Dr. Bernd Deffland