EACTP to recognise its Founding Members
The European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) is to recognise its Founding Members.
The EACTP is an independent organisation set up to establish the first European-wide accreditation programme for all turnaround professionals across the continent. The pioneering body, which aims to promote high standards in turnaround by providing a respected and recognised pan-European professional qualification, now has members from Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Ian Gray, chair of the EACTP's Standards and Admissions Committee, said: "We are delighted with the way in which our membership is growing, and the interest we are receiving from applicants. As our membership grows we thought it would be fitting to thank those loyal and supportive members who have been with us from the start by granting them Founding Members status."
All Founding Members will be presented with an engraved memento recognising their early membership of EACTP.
New members admitted since December are:
- Maria Pombo, Director of Be Rescued (Business) Consulting Ltd
- Francesco Liistro, CRO of PHI Industrial Acquisitions
- William De Laszlo, Founding Partner of Agathos Management LLP
- Allan Kelly, Partner of Restructuring and Recovery at Baker Tilly
- Mark Blayney, Co-Founder and Director of Galen Partners
- Christian Jakovlew, Managing Partner, Excellentia Partners
- Gavin George, CEO of Alteri Investors
From next year all applicants will first be required to pass professional examinations to become a Certified Turnaround Analyst. To progress to the other levels of CTP will still require applicants to demonstrate their turnaround experience through the interview process.
However, last month the EACTP announced it has extended its examination exemption period until 30th June, 2015, giving applicants extra time in which to apply without having to take examinations. This means to apply until then applicants need to provide case studies of turnarounds in which they had substantial and significant influence. Applicants will also be interviewed by two accreditors, including a member of the EACTP’s Standards and Admissions committee.
Ian Gray added: "We are sure many more applicants will take advantage of our recently-extended examination exemption period, so I would encourage anyone who would like to benefit from our Founding Member status to get their applications in quickly."
See our Apply Now pages for details of how to apply and application forms.