Chief Finance Officer

Chief Finance Officer

Client:  Copia Global

Sector: E-Commerce

Requirement: Chief Finance Officer

The Client Copia Global is the best of Amazon, Fedex and a healthy dose of BoP expertise. With a network of agents country-wide, Copia are making accessible a wide range of trusted, reliable consumer goods to consumers at the middle and base of the economic pyramid. Founded in 2013, Copia started its operations in Kenya and were rapidly expanding, serving 2000 locations in Kenya and growing at a rate of 10% per month.

The Challenge With the company growing exponentially and plans to open up in Uganda and Rwanda in the next 2 years, Copia needed an exceptional CFO to help set up the financial frameworks to support expansion. The CFO needed to be a strong support for the CEO, provide financial information and business analytics to help drive decision-making, and lead investor relations with current and prospective investors.

The Results Copia needed a high-level strategist, an exceptional leader, and an analytic financial mind. On the other hand, however, they needed someone with the creative problem solving skills of an entrepreneur; someone not be afraid to roll up their sleeves while the company was in early stages of growth. Dominic’s experience working in Kenya and the UK with multinationals and a growing local business, as well as his dynamic personality made him the perfect fit. This opportunity with Copia was just what he was looking for; the chance to work with a high-growth organization and not just lead the finance function, but partner with the CEO to drive strategy, growth and innovation within the business.