Marcelo Di Cugno

Miami, FL United States

Finance and Accounting

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Feb 12th, 1965
330 W.Heather Dr., Miami, FL, 33149
Home Ph.: +1 305 365 7812 / Mobile Phone: +1 305 898 8429
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Married with three children of 16, 13 and 9 years old.

I am in a job transition leaving a regional CFO position with responsibilities over Latin America and looking for challenging job opportunities to continue my career based in the US.


• Certified Public Accountant from Buenos Aires University, holding a Master in Corporate Finance. Expertise in Financial, Business Administration, and Commercial areas, and member of different Executive Committees and Boards.
• Business oriented Finance professional, with strong focus and expertise in understanding business drivers from the financial perspective, and promote confirming or corrective actions.
• Experience in leading Financial, Strategy, Treasury, Portfolio Management and Actuarial areas; New Projects developments and start-ups; as well as some experience managing retail business focused on marketing and sales. Structured, developed and distributed financial products.
• International experience interacting in multicultural environments, strong leadership skills having lead teams in Latin America region and US, and interacted with multicultural senior management in those regions and Europe.
• Passion for success; deliver shareholder’s value; and develop, lead and inspire teams for high performance.


• Being able to understand and adapt to several business sectors and organizational cultural environments, across multiple geographies.
• Successfully faced different financial crisis over more than twenty years, capitalizing experiences either from the technical as well as from the management and leadership perspective.
• Participated in high performance executive teams, as well as successfully built and lead teams in different geographies, industrial sectors, cultural environments, and organizational realities.
• Coordinated and lead presentations to Top Sr. Management, Investors, Analysts and Customers regarding business plans and performance, new business proposals, acquisitions, and other key topics.
• Was able to balance business strategy and commercial expertise with administrative and operating experience.
• Active leadership and participation in the negotiation of different kinds of deals, agreements, both contractual and commercial.

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Feb 12th, 1965
330 W.Heather Dr., Miami, FL, 33149
Home Ph.: +1 305 365 7812 / Mobile Phone: +1 305 898 8429
Personal e-mail:
Married with three children of 16, 13 and 9 years old.


Mar’09-Actual Zurich Latin America – Regional CFO
• Oversees the regional Finance function in 6 countries and their Holding companies. Responsible for Accounting (Local Statutory and IFRS), Treasury, Investments, Planning and Performance Management, Actuarial, and Procurement and RE&FM for both GI and Life segments. Turnover under scope over USD 2Bn; AuM USD 6Bn; and headcount around 300 people. Main achievements are a strong involvement in Strategic Planning, Organizational structure, Business monitoring and partnering, Expense re-engineering and control, and Business Model elaboration and execution for several projects including M&A due diligence and integration. Investments Analyst type reporting.

Aug’07-Feb’09 Zurich Group Argentina - CFO
• Oversees Accounting and Administration of 6 companies, Treasury and Investments with over USD 800MM cash flow and USD 400MM investment portfolio, and Actuarial of both GI and Life segments. Responsible for the organization Strategic Planning and Expenses monitoring.

Nov’04-Jul’07 ADC y Asociados
• Lead consultant in Management and Corporate Finance. Advisory to companies of different industrial sectors in Strategic Planning, Organizational Structure, Business Start-up, and Financial management. Preparation of Business Plans, Companies or Business Units Valuations. Advisory and coordination in Strategic Alliances and M&A.

Aug’03-Jul’04 Intl. Trade Logistics (Holding Roman Group) - CFO
• Responsible for the Group's financial strategy overseeing Finance areas of 4 companies in Argentina and Brazil. Responsible for the research and development of new business opportunities. Financial advisory and investment management for the companies and Shareholders portfolio.

Nov’00-Jul’03 Zurich Group Argentina – Financial Manager
• Constitution of the Finance Area merging and re-structuring Treasury areas from three Life and GI companies and building the Investment Management area. Responsible for Portfolio Management of U$S300MM, and Treasury Operations with $600MM cash flows and 6,000 payments per month. Responsible for the Collection area with $300MM annual volume over 200M insurance policies. Team Leader of the new financial services projects in Argentina. Start-up of a Mutual Fund Company. Successfully managed 2001 Argentine crisis having protected company´s Net Worth.

Mar-Nov’2000 (Agribusiness Website) – COO
• Responsible for setting up the business operation of this newly created agribusiness website. Supervision of Inputs Sales and Outputs Trading, Portal Content, Site browsing, IT and digital solutions development, and Marketing Plan. Developed corporate customers and strategic alliances. Set-up agro-industrial marketplaces and closing of the first B2B transactions.

Apr’99-Mar’2000 Carrefour Argentina – Hypermarket Store Director
• Responsible for the whole Store administration and performance, overseeing all areas with turnover sales for over U$S100MM per year and 450 employees.

From 1989 to 1998 Cargill Argentina and Minneapolis
• Three years as a budget analyst in the Corporate Division, and the following seven years in different positions within the Financial Division, over two of them based at the headquarters in Minneapolis. Detailed description is as follows:
- Mar’96-Nov’98, Trade and Structure Financial Manager, Argentina: Structured Finance deals, Responsible for Balance Sheet Management, and New Business Development (Developed an Export Securitization program for U$S150MM as an alternative financing source; Structured and distributed Convertibility and Transferability Risk coverage for up to U$S150MM; discounted receivables for up to U$S20MM; Funding structure for acquisitions and Corporate Loans for over U$S20MM; Country risk, FX, and interest rate portfolio hedging; Start-up and Executive Management responsibilities of Agro-Leasing Cargill; Commodities Warehouse financing start-up).
- Sep’94-Feb’96, Trade and Structured Finance, Minneapolis:
o Developed Synthetic and Structure products, and sold them to Banks and Institutional Investors (Mexican’s banks promissory notes issued in local currency and hedged to dollar for up to USD 40MM; Peruvian equity repo’s for over USD 5MM; Brazilian export performance sales for up to USD 40MM; Cargill Argentina export securitization program for up to USD150MM; Argentine convertibility and transferability risk coverage for up to USD20MM).
o Treasury and Balance Sheet Management (Chilean’s export LCs’ discounting for up to USD 10MM; LCs and forfaiting paper trading; USD and DEM forfaiting portfolio interest rate hedging for USD 50MM; Interest and exchange rate futures and swaps for USD 50MM).
- Jan-Aug’94, LatAm Regional Treasurer Assistant, Minneapolis: Asisting the LatAm regional treasury in the relationship between subsidiaries and multinational banks (Negotiation of financing facilities for up to USD150MM. Analysis and structuring of project financing for plants in México and Honduras, involving OPIC and Eximbank support for up to USD 80MM. USD exposure and debt limits control for Latin American subsidiaries. Cash flow administration and negotiation during Venezuela exchange control in 1994).
- Jun’92-Dec’93, Financial Markets Analyst, Argentina: Macroeconomic and Security analysis supporting Portfolio Managers. Developed Portfolio strategies. New business projects and acquisition analysis.
- Mar’89-May’92, Budgeting Analyst Corporate Division, Argentina: Local budget and Investment plan consolidation. Analysis and reporting for local and US headquarters, both US and argentine GAAPs. MIS System development.

Aug’88- Mar’89 Louis Dreyfuss – New Project development analyst
• Country elevators and Farm business analysis. Administrative flowcharts.

Oct’84-Jul’88 Estudio Antonini y Asociados
• Tax statements. Balance sheet accounting. Tax regulations analysis.


• Master in Corporate Finance - CEMA 1997
• Certified Public Accountant – University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Mar’83-Jun’88
• Perito Mercantil (High School) - Instituto San Román. 1978/82
• Other Training and Development: Management Coaching Program (Miami 2010); Senior Leadership Programs (Chicago 2010 and BA 2008); Export Trade and Logistics (BA 2004); Marketing and Sales (BA 1999); Leasing as a business opportunity (BA 1997); Leasing in Argentina (BA 1996); Securitization in Latin America (Sao Paulo 1996); Swaps. Euromoney (New York 1996); Futures and Options (Minneapolis 1994); Letter of Credit (Minneapolis 1994); Budget and Management Control (BA 1990).
• Languages: Spanish: mother tongue. English: advanced level.
• Personal Interests: Member of the Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Económicas (CPCE) and of the Instituto Argentino de Ejecutivos en Finanzas (IAEF). Practice sports, reading, music and share time with family and friends.

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