Xavier B.

Summary

Open to any African opportunity as I have lived more time in Africa than in France!

Experience

Head of Finance Dpt
Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée, Guinea
Guinea
July-2019 - Present

Key points:
- Very exciting challenge to be part of the 1B$ railway extension to double the Bauxite capacity transportation and to include 2 new Russian & Emirati Mining companies as client.
- In charge of CAPEX and OPEX side of the Multi-users railway extension project, for the biggest African producer of Bauxite ore, within a joint venture between RioTinto, Alcoa, Dadco and the Guinean Government.

Missions:
- Management of the Multi user contracts and re-billing of operational cost & CAPEX cost.
- Responsible of the finance & administration of the project & operations, training of the accounting & Management controller teams.
- Coordinate and perform main financial activities including accounting, tax, budgeting, forecasting, KPI’s reporting, financial analysis.
- In charge of loan contracts and reports to lenders (including IFC, BNPParibas, Société Générale, ING and Natixis) to support the financing of the Extension railway project.

Main Achievements:
- Clients OPEX Rebilling increase from 8,8 M$ (2019) to 21,5 M$ (2020).
- Implementation of a new cost accounting system including distribution keys for indirect management costs validated by the 2 new users.
- Implementation of the OPEX & CAPEX Financial reporting for the Lenders & Management.
- Banks Pool Loan of 154M$ has been awarded in November 2020 with all Financial CPs completed.

Finance Admin Manager
SBM Offshore
Equatorial Guinea
May-2006 - November-2017

SBM Offshore Contractors, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 2012 – Nov 2017
Finances & Administration Manager
Production sites / Operations & lease of 2 FPSOs (Floating Producing Storage & Offloading units)
ASENG & SERPENTINA for our client ExxonMobil and Noble Energy.
Key points:
- Responsible for one SBM operations from 2012 to 2015, then 2 operations since 2016.
- In charge of a 2016 combined operating budget of 94M$, a staff of 250 offshore & 35
Onshore persons.
- A cumulative cost saving of 6,5M$ has been reached in 2016 on both operations
Missions:
 Responsible of the finance & administration of 2 Companies: the Joint Ventures Companies
between SBM and GEPETROL (the EG national Oil Company) and a Guinean SBM Branch
Company. Coordinate and perform main financial activities: accounting, tax, budgeting,
forecasting, KPI’s reporting, financial analysis.
 Design and implementation of the finance & administration procedures for the local
companies.
 To ensure the compliance of Companies operations with Group policies, Countries’
regulations and partners’ requirements, respect of the FCPA (American Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act); to liaise with the Local Authorities, partner and clients as regards finance &
tax matters.

Projects Cost Controller
SBM Offshore Services
Monaco
January-2010 - January-2012

Cost Controller of various projects like CALM Buoy/Turret/Swivel/Overhaul projects for SBM
Intercompany projects, ENI, Chinese & Indian clients.
Administer all financial information related to project Budgets, supplier payments, Monthly reporting
analysis, account reconciliation and treasury management.

Projects Cost Controller
SBM Offshore Services
Monaco
January-2010 - January-2012

Cost Controller of various projects like CALM Buoy/Turret/Swivel/Overhaul projects for SBM
Intercompany projects, ENI, Chinese & Indian clients.
Administer all financial information related to project Budgets, supplier payments, Monthly reporting
analysis, account reconciliation and treasury management.

Education

DESCF - ACA Equivalent
State Diploma
France
January-1995 - January-1995

Diploma of Finance & Accounting High Study