Rene Lemesre

Rene Lemesre is seeking a COO role

Seasoned executive with 25 years of professional experience in Finance, Operations, System implementation, M&A and Strategy. I have worked in North America, China and Europe. I have been a consultant helping leading industrial and manufacturing companies operating in aerospace, transport, energy and utilities define and achieve their ambition. I spent 7 years as a consultant at A.T. Kearney, where I was a core member of the Enterprise Transformation practice and won the 1998 Global Intellectual Capital Price, and at BCG, where I was part of the manufacturing and industrial practices. I then moved into retail where I had many different roles driving significant improvements in Europe, Asia and Canada. I realised £500 m of synergies at group level at Kingfisher PLC, implemented an ERP in a Euro 2bn subsidiary, improved sales by around 10% and net margin by around 2% in the same subsidiary, was PMO for the programme that doubled the group's share price, and turned around a troubled subsidiary in China. In my last role, I was CFO of Holt Renfrew, Canada's largest luxury retailer. I am looking for a senior Finance role where I can help drive profitability and business performance

Target Role

  • Rene Lemesre is seeking a COO role

    CFO or Senior Finance role in an organization where I can help drive performance and profitability

  • Rene Lemesre is seeking a COO role

    COO in smaller organizations

  • Rene Lemesre is seeking a COO role

    Industry agnostic

Target Organizations

  • Rene Lemesre is seeking a COO role

    Retailers, including specialty and luxury retailers

  • Rene Lemesre is seeking a COO role

    Manufacturers

Career Experience

  • 2014 - 2017Holt Renfrew
    CFO / SVP Finance

  • 2009 - 2014Kingfisher PLC
    CFO B&Q China

  • 2008Kingfisher PLC
    PMO Group, Transformation Programme

  • 2006 - 2008Kingfisher PLC
    Director of Offer Competitiveness, Brico Depot

  • 2005 - 2006Kingfisher PLC
    Cambrai Store Manager, Brico Depot

  • 2002 - 2005Kingfisher PLC
    Director of Suppliers Strategy

  • 2000 - 2002The Boston Consulting Group

  • 1995 - 2000A.T. Kearney

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting and Finance

    Accounting and Finance

  • M&A

    M&A

  • Strategy

    Strategy

  • Enterprise Transformation / Business optimization

    Enterprise Transformation / Business optimization

  • Process optimization, system implementation, e-commerce

    Process optimization, system implementation, e-commerce

  • Aerospace, transport, manufacturing, industrial services, construction and retail

    Aerospace, transport, manufacturing, industrial services, construction and retail

Social Media

  • Rene Lemesre LinkedIn Profile

Contact Info

Phone: 416-817-1029
Email: rene.lemesre@gmail.com