Jean-Francois Méli

Jean-Francois Méli is a CPA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors who has worked in Canada, the United States, England and New Zealand. In Australia since 1990, he has been Chief Financial Officer of many large corporations and very well-known brands such as Hans and Canterbury.

He has 20 years of financial and operations management experience within the Manufacturing, Retail and Not-For-Profit sectors. He is a globally accomplished, influential Executive poised to deliver strategic visions and innovative thinking and in restoring profitability, streamlining operations and attaining commitment of key stakeholders. He is acknowledged for balanced judgment, stability and adaptability.

His Executive Skill Set include:

-Merger & Acquisition expertise through many acquisitions, due diligences and business integrations.
-Financial Restructurings leading to improved efficiencies and profitability.
-Strategic Thinker leading operational functions to meet strategic directives across complex businesses.
-A passion for shaping organisations financially and building capabilities complimented by proven results in selecting and implementing systems, and driving cultural change.
-Building long term strategic partnerships and achieves mutually beneficial outcomes.

A trained communicator with mature negotiation skills and the capacity to engage with executive stakeholders. For the last three years he has been trading foreign exchange including some commodities such as gold. As such he has a comprehensive understanding of financial markets.

He is active with the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has helped many small businesses set up company structures.