CFO, VP Finance, Controller
Procter & Gamble, Tetra Pak, Nivea
Global Finance Executive,
and Change Management Expert, who visited clients in over 180 countries to enable companies to sell more units, at a higher price, which was produced at a lower cost.
Leverages financial analysis, operations, and international business know-how to build infrastructures and drive growth, margin improvement, and business turnaround.
Consistent career progression within world-class multinationals in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including Procter & Gamble, Tetra Pak, and Nivea.
Since early 2017, Benaroya holds the position of Vice President at LTI. As such, his main task is to enable global, profitable, growth. He cooperates with Executive Consultants for specific projects.
In 2015-2016, Benaroya served as Vice President & Global Controller at Dawn Foods. His tasks included identifying ways to accelerate profitable growth and to enable the Shared Services organization to achieve Best in Class performance by 2018. After less than a year on the job, the first World Class objective was achieved.
For 3 years beginning in March 2012, Benaroya held the position of Vice President-Finance, Emerging Markets at Beiersdorf AG (Nivea, La Prairie, Eucerin). The region included Latin America, Russia and Central Asia, the Middle East & Turkey, India and Africa. During his tenure, the Region recorded growth in excess of 15% per year and absolute levels of profitability.
Through February 2012, he held a number of management positions at Tetra Pak for 12 years. Among other accomplishments, Benaroya implemented a direct debit collection system which reached 73% of sales in six months, a worldwide benchmark; re-launched the Financial Analysis, Reporting & Planning function and personally managed complex geographies. He was based out of Switzerland, Japan, Sweden, Turkey, and Yugoslavia.
Prior to that, Benaroya held several managerial positions at Procter & Gamble and Clorox in the Americas for eight years.
In 1992, he received a fellowship from The American University where he researched the performance of stocks, bonds and real estate for the period 1960 to 1990.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in Finance from Kennesaw University (1991) and with an MBA from The American University in Washington at the age of 21. All education on full merit scholarships.