Copenhagen, 2 June, 2022
by Lasse Gammeljord
After almost eight years in Copenhagen, first, working as a finance director at CGI, then a 4-year tenure as CFO at Experian, responsible for the Nordics plus the Netherlands and Russia, South Africa-born Jacques Mattioli now becomes the new Group CFO of Yavica.
– During the past five years, Yavica has grown from 5 to approximately 100 employees and it will continue to do so, which fascinates me. At the same time, I share the company’s vision and values. So, when I was asked to join Yavica, I felt that this impressive growth story was something that I needed to be a part of, says Jacques Mattioli.
45-year-old Jacques Mattioli holds a degree in accounting science from University of Pretoria, and a post-graduate Honours degree in Business Management from University of South Africa.
After having spent his formative years in South Africa, he moved to the United Kingdom where he later entered the IT industry, first as a Finance Manager and later as a Financial Controller at Logica. From 2013 to 2018, he became Finance Director of CGI where he originally met CEO and owner of Yavica, Mads Pihl Sørensen.
Key focus will be around securing a strong cash flow for the business which requires an end-to-end understanding of the business as well as the customers. Larger organisations often mean longer and more complex processes which lead to delays in payments. A clear goal is to put in place automated processes to drive efficiency, but that needs to be supported with high quality and timely reporting to support the end-to-end process. Hence, in general, implementing a sound financial structure will be one of my main responsibilities” says Jacques Mattioli.
Mads Pihl Sørensen feels confident that Jacques Mattioli is the right person to help Yavica achieve its near and long-term goals, which is primarily growth in all markets.
– Yavica wants to double our turnover in the upcoming two-three years, and to do so, we need a formidable strategic financial capacity to develop this part of our organisation even further. This we have found in Jacques. I have known him for a decade and personally witnessed his long track record of outstanding results. He is a people person and a leader that understands companies operating in multiple markets such as Yavica, Mads Pihl Sørensen concludes.
Jacques Mattioli lives with his wife and two sons in Copenhagen.
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