Anca Ispas

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ANCA David

Finance Director

Anca has a world wide experience covering a multitude areas of finance from accounting to advanced strategic planning. During her career Anca had the opportunity to work with senior management all around the world and to be involved in major projects which contributed to her development as an outstanding leader and finance professional.

Anca’s first managerial role was Operations Finance Controller of the British American Tobacco factory in Ploiesti, having been promoted 18 months later to the role as Business Planning and Strategy Manager in Bucharest. In this role Anca’s experience increased exponentially, being exposed to working with top level management in Romania and UK and managing the financial performance of one of the largest companies in Romania. In 2007 Anca was assigned as the Financial Controller of the newly created Southern European Area in Italy. Here Anca’s development continued, as well as her exposure to major projects within the European Region.

Anca is extremely professional and strong team player. She sets extremely high standards for herself and the people she works with and consistently delivers above expectations. Her ability to adapt and find creative solutions (changes in business models, organisational design) is impressive.

Bassem Lotfy (Regional Operations Finance Controller Easter Europe – British American Tobacco)

One year later, in January 2009 she was promoted to the role of Regional Supply Chain Finance Manager for the Eastern European Region in Moscow. Here she had an outstanding performance especially during a period of turbulent financial crisis managing the evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the massive currency depreciation in the Eastern European countries (Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belarus etc.). This was a critical role in terms of supporting the Eastern Europe Operations Strategy. Anca was responsible for the Transfer Pricing strategy and management as well as driving manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies across a complicated geography (Russia, CIS countries and Belarus).

Based on her performance in the Region and on the reputation she gained among the Regional Functional Directors, in September 2010 Anca was once again promoted to the role as Regional Head of Internal Audit.

In this role she had the opportunity to put more emphasis and further develop her leadership skills, the new role requiring her participating in projects, meetings and discussions with BAT Global Top Management. In addition, the role involved also leading International Audit assignments across other Regions, Anca being the audit leader for assignments in Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe.

In 2014 Anca started her own business, building on her wide experience in Strategy, Excise Management, Budgeting & Planning, Financial Reporting, Cost Controlling, Transfer Pricing, Project Management, Audit and Risk Management, Accounting etc.

In this new role she is as always extremely professional. She sets extremely high standards for herself and the people she works with and consistently delivers above expectations. As one of her former line managers used to say “her ability to adapt and find creative solutions (changes in business models, organisational design) is always impressive”

Anca’s functional expertise and excellent leadership skills enabled the business in Eastern Europe  to deliver an excellent performance through a period of turbulent financial crisis

Bassem Lotfy (Regional Operations Finance Controller Easter Europe – British American Tobacco)

I found Anca to be an excellent financial manager with very strong technical skills and an ability to lead her team which gained her the respect not only of the finance department, but also of the organisation as a whole

Tony Hayward (Regional Finance Controller Americas – British American)