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The EACTP is managed by an independent board of directors, which includes its president Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, TMA Global Chief Executive Officer Gregory Fine, the EACTP’s education and training committee chairman Fraser Pearce, the EACTP’s standards and admissions committee chairman Ian Gray and the EACTP’s finance director Mark Blayney.

Jukka-Pekka Joensuu

Jukka-Pekka Joensuu

has many years of experience managing turnaround and business restructuring cases while holding senior positions in the Nordic telecoms and ICT industry. He is actively involved in turnaround issues at both Nordic and wider European level, and a past president of TMA Finland. He is currently a member of the executive board of TMA Global, and Vice President International for TMA Global. A former partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Oy, in May 2014 he was appointed as Executive Vice President of infrastructure company Cinia.

Gregory Fine CAE

Gregory Fine CAE

is a recognised association executive with more than 17 years of established success in helping membership associations grow and prosper. Before joining TMA he served as vice president of marketing and communications for the Association for Corporate Growth and before that, director of communications and marketing, and executive editor of FORUM magazine for the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Greg's association tenure includes both professional society and trade association experience with positions in senior management, government affairs, membership, marketing and communications. He is based at TMA’s global headquarters in Chicago.

Mark Blayney

Mark Blayney

is one of the founding Partners of Galen Partners and has more than 20 years experience in managing and advising SME and mid market businesses. He trained with PwC where he worked in SME / mid market business restructuring in the UK, overseas and on secondment in one of the clearing bank’s business support teams. He then left PwC to go out into industry where he became involved in a business turnaround, before setting up his own consultancy and finance brokerage about 10 years ago, as well as more recently becoming involved in buying manufacturing businesses to turn around. Mark is also the author of a number of books for owner managers on a range of business and finance issues.

Fraser Pearce

Fraser Pearce

is a highly experienced senior professional and operator with specialist knowledge in the manufacturing and retail/consumer products sectors. Head of Lending at Alteri Investors, an Apollo backed retail focussed special situation fund, Fraser has previously worked as a Senior Managing Director at a US-owned restructuring firm, and a leveraged finance credit professional with a major UK bank in London where he went on to carve out a solid reputation in the workout team at that bank as a senior official. He also has many years of exposure to acquisitions, restructurings and divestments, holding board level executive appointments as well as working company side.

Ian Gray

Ian Gray

of Baronsmead Consulting is a highly experienced and respected turnaround specialist. He has extensive international experience of business recovery in wide-ranging assignments with boardroom experience that includes numerous PLCs and spans many different industry sectors.  Over the last two years he has won three prestigious business awards for his work.

Mario Masciocchi

Mario Masciocchi

graduated in Business and Economics at Bocconi University and is a public auditor. He is co-founder and managing partner of Impact Srl, Milan and Rome, a management consulting company which focuses on the turnaround, restructuring and relaunch of businesses in serious decline or in crisis. He has 40 years of experience leading companies from multinationals, to large Italian industrial corporations and medium-sized to large groups mostly family owned. He is also a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the State University of Milan Bicocca and a regular contributor to business and management publications and journals. He has served as President of the TMA Europe Italian Chapter.

Piotr Bieniasz

Piotr Bieniasz

is a chartered accountant, member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Currently works as a CFO at Grupa ASE where he leads distress M&A and turnaround projects, holding board level positions in acquired companies.  In his previous roles he worked for Deloitte auditing major national oil/energy companies. He is also a deputy chairman of EACTP Standard and Admissions Committee.

Dr. Volker Beissenhirtz

Dr. Volker Beissenhirtz

Dr. Volker Beissenhirtz is a German attorney-at-law with twenty years of experience in corporate crises and insolvency. Before founding his own law firm, he worked for various national and international law firms. Besides acting as a lawyer, he regularly assumes positions as managing director and advisory board member in (distressed) SME’s. Due to the type of cases he worked on, Volker also has long-standing experience in Forensic Services. He is also a regular author and lecturer on the subject of corporate crisis and turnaround, including as a lecturer for corporate turnaround at the University of Applied Sciences Landshut.

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