04 - 06 February, 2018
Dusit Thani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Armand Angeli

Chairman, DFCG Shared Services & Outsourcing Committee
Armand Angeli is a recognized expert in shared services and outsourcing, international business development and finance & digital transformation. Armand leads the Shared Services and Outsourcing Committee of the French (DFCG) and Global CFO Institutes (IAFEI). Since 2012, he is Vice-President for Lumiu Ltd. He is a strategic business advisor to international private and public organizations in the areas of International Business Development, Digital Transformation, Shared Services, Outsourcing and location selection. From end of 2014 until May 2016, he was the Lead of the newly created Business Process Services (BPS / BPO for F&A, Payroll, HR, Procurement, Multichannel Cx / Contact Centers) Practice of Hewlett Packard Enterprise for EMEA South (focus on France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Northern Africa). As a Partner, from 2004 to October 2012, with Grant Thornton, the global audit and accounting network, Armand held several roles over eight years including Director Global Outsourcing Services, heading business development for Finance Transformation and Outsourcing, and serving as Global Lead for Travel, Tourism and Leisure sectors, and head of Payroll Outsourcing Services. He was previously with PwC as European Business Development Director BPO, responsible for business development for shared services, outsourcing and consulting businesses for Continental Europe. Armand has degrees in engineering from INSA Lyon (1981) and an MBA from INSEAD (1990), and served in senior international roles, including as Purchasing Director, Sales Manager, Internal Audit Director and CFO, over a 15-year period with IBM, General Electric and CNH. He has successfully led numerous financial re-structuring, IT, consulting, shared services and BPO projects. Armand is a French native and he is fluent in English and Italian. His wife is American. Active in key professional and leadership organizations, Armand is a co-founder of EOA (European Outsourcing Association, www.eoafrance.com ), President Europe, Middle-East and Africa for the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI, www.iafei.org ), and President of DFCG International group (the French CFO organization, www.dfcg.fr ). Recognized as expert and influencer in his field, he is a frequent speaker at key international conferences.

10:00 AM Panel Discussion: Why the Gulf needs Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

It is no secret that post-oil economic changes have affected the way that large scale organisations throughout the GCC do business.
With increasing pressures to cut operating costs, reduce FTEs (full time equivalent) and improve the efficiency of our core business offerings, in order to maintain a competitive advantage and healthy bottom line growth,the option to robotize repetitive, transactional tasks -- thereby freeing up valuable human resources who can be redeployed to more value-adding roles within the organization -- is fast becoming a popular strategy across the region.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Armand.

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