CFO FORUM and first annual awards CFO OF THE YEAR

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For yet another year, the CFO FORUM gathered financial leaders and specialists from the whole country and gave stage for networking and sharing of ideas. The conference provided insights and guidance on aspects of interest to CFOs and future finance leaders as they seek to develop themselves, their teams and learn from others within their community. Some of the topics presented during the Forum: Today’s Role of Finance – Microsoft Finance Overview Daniel Nevado, Regional Controller, Microsoft CEE MC Cunico Finance Business Partnering – Driving Strategic Growth Arvind K Mundhra, CFO, Cunico Resources NV, Netherlands Delivering Value Through Finance Transformation: Coca-Cola Enterprises Shared Services Center; The Journey So Far Fred Stierlin, Vice President, Finance Shared Services Coca-Cola Enterprises Nine development areas for aspiring CFOs – the broadening contribution of the modern CFO and tips on how you can prepare yourself for the top job Nikolay Garnev, Country Managing Partner, EY Bulgaria , Leading finance professionals took part in the panel discussion: Jivko Todorov, CFO, Alpha Bank Bulgaria Branch Malina Marinova, Senior Director, Finance Telerik Miroslav Marinov, Executive Director, PAC Doverie Petar Bozadjiev, Group CFO, Prista Oil Group Andreia Stanciu, Head of ACCA – South-Eastern Europe This year, the CFO FORUM had a new addition – CFO OF THE YEAR completion, its main purpose being to distinguish the financial leaders’ contribution to the CFO profession, their team and company. Launched at the beginning of April 2014, the competition closed with the CFO OF THE YEAR Award ceremony on 4 June 2014. The nominations were reviewed by an independent panel of judges comprised of successful business leaders (CFOs, CEOs), academics and other financial organizations’ representatives: Daneta Jeleva, CEO – Industrial Holding Bulgaria AD Atanas Dobrev, CEO – BTC EAD Aleksander Pulev, Associate Banker – EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Prof. Biser Slavkov, PhD, Finance and Accountancy – UNWE (University for National and World Economy) Nikolay Genchev, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board – UNIQA Insurance plc. Todor Breshkov, Managing Partner – LAUNCHub And the winners are…. CFO OF THE YEAR: Overall achievement – Nikolay Andreev, Nova Broadcasting Group CFO OF THE YEAR: Strategy for development of the finance function – Ivaylo Vatev, Aurubis Bulgaria AD CFO OF THE YEAR: Liquidity and risk – Dimitar Shumarov, Postbank I Eurobank Bulgaria CFO OF THE YEAR: Planning and budgeting – Reneta Lakova, Integrated Microelectronics Bulgaria EOOD CFO OF THE YEAR: Control and reporting – Dilyana Mileva, ING Isnurance company CFO OF THE YEAR: Community involvement – Dorothea Nikolova, DSK Bank EAD

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