Gerold Kaltenbach 1

Gerold Kaltenbach

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Gerold Kaltenbach

Professional Background

  • + 25 years in leadership as CFO, GM, FD, SVP Corp. Finance; Financial & Project Mngt. Professional (SAFe® Agilist), Mngt. Consultant
  • Financial expert combined with broad cross-functional, cross-industry expertise, with lean- agile project Mngt. principles & practices for operational, strategic leadership to C-suite
  • Professional career with global enterprises as Oracle, Cargill, Arrow Electronics, Nordzucker, Saint-Gobain and among other groups
  • Phases of start-up, rapid growth, non-organic expansion, change, transformation, crisis, turnaround
  • Industries: Agriculture/Food, Aviation, Building Materials, Electronic Components, eMobility/ Batteries, Energies/Mineral Oil, Distribution, Logistics, Flat/Car Glass, Wholesale/Retail, IT, Software/ Hardware
  • University degree in business administration; Strategic Advanced Mngt. Programs at IESE, Barcelona and MSSG, St. Gallen

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Post Merger Integration (PMI), M&A projects, divestments of enterprises and business units
  • Sectors: Agriculture, Food, Food Processing, Energies/Mineral Oil, Construction Materials
  • Post-merger integration (PMI) in business-critical situations while leveraging synergies in a rapid, focused and sustainable approach to rapidly increase profitability and added value
  • Multiple implementations of cross-border, large volume change, profitability programs to leverage synergies, results > € 70m EBIT p.a.
  • Steering cross-border strategic transformations with profitability, CF, NWC programs, large-volume financings, syndicated financings in multinationals and mid-sized companies
  • Enterprise-wide unified Project Mngt. solutions (uPM) for high transparency and realization rate 3 levels: Portfolio, Program, Project Mngt.
  • Interim, operational line Mngt. in Corp. finance (IFRS, IAS, HGB, US-GAAP) Controlling, audit, tax, syndicated finance, treasury, IT, HR, legal, sales, purchasing, business development, corp. com.

Project Highlights

  • Scale deal, M&A/PMI of Europe’s largest vegetable oil and fat refinery from vandemoortele by Cargill
  • M&A, PMI of vanemoortele’s rapeseed mills in Mainz, Riesa, Hamburg by Cargill with integration into newly established Financial Service Center Hub in Germany
  • Scope deal, M&A/PMI of strategically competitive biodiesel plants through Cargill’s JV with Agravis
  • Carve-out, divestment of Cargill’s Energy/Mineral Oil division with 22 branches to global energy group
  • Acquisition of Dansico Sugar with 7 plants in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania by Nordzucker (M&A, PMI, syndicated financing > € 1.0bn, profitability program)
  • Divestment of production sites, business units in France, Eastern Europe, Germany by Nordzucker
  • Consistent initiation, rapid, successful start-up of necessary large-scale restructuring, divestments, securing financing and value creation for Landgard
  • Lead, drive group-wide programs to leverage synergies, profitability, strengthen equity base at Saint-Gobain, Nordzucker, Landgard, other groups
  • Digitalization, ERP projects (Cargill, Saint-Gobain, Arrow Electronics, Nordzucker, Landgard)

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