Antonio Lupo                               

Chief Financial Officer at OGNIBENE POWER SpA                                






Senior finance manager responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the entire group of companies operating in Italy USA China India Brasil Japan. Reporting to CEO.

Long-term vision and ability to drive strategic initiative.
Leadership and promotion of a contemporary cross-border cross-country team environment.
Empowerment of associates by effectively delegating to effectively meet objectives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, French, Italian.
Discretion, confidentiality, high ethical standard.

Accounts, Tax & Statutory Compliance
Stakeholder relations
Treasury & Finance
Credit & Risk assessment
Contract drafting / lawyers
Company performance and profitability guard

MBA SDABocconi - Milan
SAP FI/CO proficient


English, French, full professional proficiency

Spanish, Portuguese, elementary proficiency


Chief Financial Officer     


May 2013 – Present, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Ognibene Power supplies the world's leading manufacturers of on and off-highway vehicles, specializing in power steering systems and mechatronic components for agricultural and construction machinery. It also ranks at the highest level in the global market as a significant supplier of power steering systems for forklifts, road cleaning vehicles, gardening equipment and boats. State-of-the-art development and endurance test departments. Ognibene Power is the company that supervises all industrial and production activities in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and at the global locations in Caxias do Sul - Brazil, in Pune – India and in Suzhou - China. A North American logistics and distribution branch is in Charlotte, NC. Certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. More than 700 employees and €105 million consolidated turnover.

Some leadership projects
Incorporation of Opower Japan K.K. to deliver highest local service level.
Major Capital Injection for Ognibene India Pvt Ltd for expanding business and premises.
Coupon bond mgt, short and long-term financing >9 mln €, flexible forex hedging >1 mln €.
Company representative for company-wide tax inspection (Agenzia delle Entrate).
Staff renewal 15% cost-effective.
Rebuilding all finance teams of India and Brazil.

Introduction and setup of Treasury management system with real time NFP and cash flow.

Introduction and setup of reverse factoring.

Leading creation of reporting package and GAM group accounting manual.

Significant ordinary management
For plants of India, China, Brazil, USA, Italy, relations with lawyers, counselors, major stakeholders, banks and financial institutions; audit and coordination of finance managers and controllers of the group.

For Italian companies, receivables and credit management; customs import & export schemes; real time cash flow and NFP; inter-company financing; accounting and financial statements Italian GAAP; VAT and Income Tax compliance; internal audit.


Financial Controller Europe

Peer Bearing

January 2012 – May 2013 (1 year 5 months)Bologna Area, Italy

PEER Bearing is a US-China Corporation manufacturer and global supplier of reliable ball and roller bearing solutions to target industries agricultural, distribution, electrical, fluid, industrial transmission, material handling, off highway and on highway. Turnover $ 250 million, Employees over 1700 in USA Brazil Germany Italy China.

Financial Controller Europe reporting to Corporate CFO in the US. Manager of Finance and Admin team in Europe and member of the management team. 
§ Strategic Long-term Plan, Yearly Business Plan, Quarterly Forecast.
§ Consolidated financial reporting of European Operations IFRS / IAS.
§ Development and operations of processes and policies in finance, accounting, treasury.
§ Relation with banks, cash pooling, multi-currency operations spanning usd, eur, gbp.
§ Coordination of external service provider for statutory reporting and payroll.
§ Inventory and purchase control.
§ Epicor key user.


Finance & Control

Argo Tractors SpA

September 2003 – December 2011 (8 years 4 months)Fabbrico, Italy

Argo Tractors manufactures and markets over 24000 agricultural tractors per year under the Landini, McCormick and Valpadana brands. 3 production plants, 2 after-sales service centers, R&D and engineering divisions in the Italian "Motor Valley". Wide network of 8 branches and 2500 dealers reaching 98 countries with one of the most comprehensive product ranges. Over € 400 million sales and >1700 employees.

My most extensive experience encompassing the mother company Argo Tracotrs as well as its domestic and foreign subsidiaries McCormick Tractors Intl. UK, McCormick France, McCormick Intl. USA, Valpadana. An 8-year project achieving a global and all-round expertise in modern business. Detail in the following sections.


Finance & Control

Valpadana SpA

November 2009 – September 2010 (11 months)San Martino in Rio, Italy

Financial Controller for Startup of Genuine Parts Warehouse. Development and implementation of a brand new warehouse control. Integrated design of processes of sales, purchase and inventory control to ensure minimum working capital investment for 95% service level. Safety stock setting through statistic inventory control. Turnover of € 2 million, 50000 sales lines/year processed.




Finance & Control

McCormick International USA Inc

January 2005 – November 2009 (4 years 11 months)Pella, IA and Duluth, GA

Financial Controller, US subsidiary startup.
§ Development of monthly closing and financial reporting. 
§ Sales turnover statistics.
§ Product full costing through BOM, Routing and overhead.
§ Profitability control through actual cost (tractors) and standard cost (parts).
§ Project accounting and project accruals.
§ Slow moving inventory and obsolescence. ABC inventory valuation.
§ “Floor plan” financing. 
§ US GAAP exposure and internal audit.


Finance & Control

McCormick France Sas

January 2004 – December 2004 (1 year)Saint-Dizier, France

Financial Controller. French subsidiary startup.
§ Development of monthly closing and financial reporting. 
§ Sales turnover statistics.
§ Product full costing through BOM, Routing and overhead
§ Profitability control through actual cost (tractors) and standard cost (parts).
§ IFRS exposure and internal audit and compliance.
§ EU Triangulation procedures. 
§ ERP team leadership.


Finance & Control

McCormick Tractors Intl. Ltd

January 2001 – December 2003 (3 years)Doncaster, United Kingdom

Controller ERP Implementation
§ Sales process and product configuration.
§ Purchase planning and execution.
§ Inventory planning and management including consignment inventory.
§ Financial production planning, production scheduling, shop floor control.
§ Product costing. 
§ Monthly internal reporting.


Business Consultant


January 1998 – January 2001 (3 years 1 month)Reading, United Kingdom and Putten, The Netherlands

Public Company listed in Amsterdam and Nasdaq. Pre-sales Europe, Middle East and Africa. Focus on UK and Saudi Arabia. Many ERP implementation spanning modules finance & control, planning & manufacturing, distribution & supply chain.


Lieutenant in the Army

Esercito Italiano

July 1996 – December 1997 (1 year 6 months)Rome, Italy and Turin, Italy

Education (Rome) and service (Turin) as Engineer of the Army.




SDA Bocconi

MBA, Finance, Strategy, Operations, Marketing

2009 – 2010

Executive MBA. Master in Business Administration. 

Management fundamentals: business strategy, financial mgt (cash forecast, investment valuation, cost of capital), business planning, managerial accounting and reporting, statutory accounting and reporting, operations, HR, +++

Cross functional tools: corporate finance (asset-based valuation, adjusted present value, multiples), corporate strategy (portfolio, organizational, eco-fin, social), corporate governance, planning & control (strategic planning, budgeting, responsibility accounting), performance management (profitability and reporting), financial markets and institutions, +++

Elective: Luxury business, financial risk mgt (hedging), assets & cash mgt, project finance, leveraged buy-outs.



Politecnico di Torino

Esame di Stato, Engineering

1996 – 1996

Charter of Engineer exam.

Politecnico di Torino


1990 – 1996

5 years Master of Science.
Dissertation Award "Fondazione Giuseppe Bentley" for innovation.

Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Lyon

4^ année, Génie Civil

1993 – 1994

Lyon, France. Erasmus exchange program. 1 full year of studies and exams.


Honors & Awards

Premio di Laurea "Fondazione Giuseppe Benteley"

Fondazione Giuseppe Benteley


For bringing innovation to road construction through defining and experimenting performance-based construction criteria and based on RHEOLOGY of materials.