Standards and Admissions Committee
The Standards and Admissions Committee has responsibility for safeguarding the quality and integrity of the CTP qualification, and the high standards of EACTP's membership through the admissions process. The SAC guidance notes can be found here.
The Committee, which is chaired by Andreas Koutsouris, comprises the following members. For more details about each member please see their page in our Directory of Members.
Eugen Lascu is Managing Partner of a Romanian-based corporate advisory. As consultant he has five years' experience in turnaround and change management, and has more than 22 years' experience in corporate management, business development and banking.
Andreas Koutsouris, Chair
Andreas Koutsouris is an established board level executive, advisor and investor. He has more than fifteen years’ experience in developing and implementing strategic, operational and organisational improvement initiatives and realising revenue, cost and working capital improvements.
Maria Pombo has wide experience in business administration, business structuring and mapping strategies for turnaround and restructuring in financial distress and for business growth, specialising in small and micro enterprises, family enterprises, both registered and unregistered businesses with less than 20 employees operating within the B2C, retail, industrial, manufacturing and construction sectors.
Boudewijn Wellink is a seasoned turnaround professional with extensive experience of business recovery across a range of industries. He is founding partner of Catapult, an advisory firm delivering restructuring, performance improvement and corporate finance services to companies facing tough and unfamiliar challenges.
Mr. Liistro is Partner Italy of SOLEAL Unternehmerkapital AG, an investment vehicle with a long-term horizon in SMEs in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. He leads investment operations in Italy: deal flow generation, acquisitions, value creation and divestments.
Prior to joining SOLEAL, Mr. Liistro acted as outsourced operating partner to GILDE Buy Out Partners, a well-established swiss-dutch buy-out fund. From 2012 to 2016 he was Chief Restructuring Officer and Portfolio Director for turnaround fund PHI Industrial Acquisitions.
Catalin has 20 years of turnaround and restructuring experience, working for a wide range of stakeholders across a variety of industries, during a career which has taken him from a large European subsidiary of a US automotive Tier 1 supplier, a global real estate investment manager player practice and to building his own successful business in Romania while also joining BM&T, in London. Sector experience goes from automotive, real state, energy production and distribution, to air and rail transportation, Catalin taking both executive and non-executive positions for the target companies. Geographical focus is Romania and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), being based in Bucharest.
Simon C Jones
Simon Jones is an experienced Turnaround Director and Qualified Accountant (FCPA) at CFO/FD Board level with more than 25 successful engagements in time-sensitive and difficult situations.
He has extensive international experience of clients in the infrastructure, manufacturing, digital, medical devices, consumer, resources, travel & tourism and education sectors, in the UK, EMEA, Australia and Asia.
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