Grupo ASSA Hires Senior Corporate Finance Director

Top Quote Grupo ASSA, a Consulting and Outsourcing company that helps clients with their Business Process Transformation through Information Technology, has announced that Pedro Massalin has joined the company as Senior Corporate Finance Director. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2010 - In this role he will join the Shared Services Center for the entire company, and will lead the Finance and Treasury departments for the various regions where Grupo ASSA operates, reporting directly to company CEO Roberto Wagmaister.

    Massalin brings to the company an important and renewed financial vision, and from this area will help to lead the company's sustained growth, which this year added two noteworthy shareholders - the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group's private sector support institution, and HSBC Latin America Partners, who together with a group of private investors have brought US$ 20 million to Grupo ASSA in order to finance its global expansion.

    Pedro Massalin began his career in the administrative department of Pérez Companc (today Petrobras) and continued as Credit and Bank Analyst at ESSO S.A.P.A.

    In 1996 he embarked on a career at AB INBEV Group, beginning in Argentina as Treasury and Accounts Payable Coordinator.

    In 1998 he was promoted to the position of Financial Manager for Brahma in Argentina and Paraguay. In 2001 he was named Administration and Finance Director for the Southern Cone, with responsibility for the operations of seven companies in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

    In 2003 he was transferred to Brazil as Project Manager, where he was responsible for centralizing the administration of the company's new operations in Latin America. One year later, he was designated Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for AMBEV's operations in Central America, based in Guatemala.

    Toward the end of 2005, AMBEV Group transferred him back to Brazil to manage the Treasury of its new operations in Latin America. His outstanding performance took him to AB INBEV Group's headquarters in Belgium, where he became Global Financial Director and was responsible for the definition and implementation of global policies, best practices and controls, with the objective of cash flow optimization at AB INBEV Group.

    Massalin has a degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA from the Instituto Argentino de la Empresa (IAE), completed a Corporate Financial Strategy program at Northwestern University in Chicago, and a postgraduate degree in Strategic Human resources Management at I.D.E.A.

    About Grupo ASSA

    Grupo ASSA is a Consulting and Outsourcing Company that helps customers with their Business Process Transformation through Information Technology.
    Grupo ASSA serves Global Fortune 500, Multi-Latin and leading local companies with a multisourcing delivery model, improving their SAP, Oracle and custom applications and integrating them with leading edge technologies.

    METHODOLOGY: Founded in 1992, Grupo ASSA is a client-driven company with a personalized and differentiated approach. Our Business Process Transformation Model® is a business approach focused on People + Process + Applications + Technology and delivered alongside flexible Consulting and Outsourcing services that helps companies improve their path to BPM driven SOA.

    Today Grupo ASSA serves over 40,000 SAP and Oracle-JDEdwards customer end-users in more than 30 countries with a nearshore-offshore delivery model from our competency centers in Latin America.

    CLIENTS: Grupo ASSA's clients are primarily from the global manufacturing, consumer product, health care and retail vertical markets, and include organizations such as Kraft Foods, Bayer, BASF, Pfizer, Danone, British American Tobacco, Saint Gobain, Petrobras, Shell and AMCOR, among others. Grupo ASSA also works with large Latin American multinationals and leading local companies that are expanding their business across the region and into the world, such as Fast Shop, Pão de Açúcar, Arcor, Grupo Lala and Molinos Rio de la Plata, among others.

    AWARDS: Grupo ASSA has been recognized by IAOP as one of the 100 best companies in the world in the provision of global Outsourcing services, and selected by Global Services magazine as one of the 100 best Technology services companies in the world and one of the 5 best in Latin America. The company has been certified as ISO 9001:2000 compliant by Bureau Veritas International for its Software Engineering Practice (ITS). Grupo ASSA has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute among the 50 best companies to work for in Argentina, and has been identified by Columbia University as one of the 19 Argentine multinationals, and the only one in the IT market.

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