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Ruben Faust

After finishing his Master Degree in Business Administration at University of Cologne, Ruben joined Ernst&Young as Principal Auditor for Statutory Audits and IT-Audits.

With Coca-Cola Ruben served nearly 18 years in progressively senior finance and IT-related roles.

Between 2003 and 2010 he gave financial and strategic leadership to the multibillion US-$ businesses for Coca-Cola in France and subsequently to the Scandinavian Business Division, with year-on-year strong Volume and EBITDA growth.

With the creation of Faustsolutions in 2010, as an independent boutique consulting and interim management agency, he has been going on his mission offering expertise and internationally shaped experience, together with a human touch, to businesses and organisations as an outside senior advisor and interim manager.

In that role he delivered continuously strong results to customers in a wide range of segments (Cloud-Computing, Consulting, NGO, IoT) and assignments / projects (Business Restructuring, Business Development, Business Model Review, Interim CFO).

Ruben is native German, speaks fluent English and French, as well as basic Spanish.

In leisure times he is enjoying Mountainbiking equally Motorcycling (MX/Enduro).



Sector Institution / Company Location Role
Academic Education:
  • Master of Business Administration
University of Cologne Cologne Diploma – „Diplom-Kaufmann“
equal to: MBA-like Examination
  • Statutory Audit / IT-Compliance & Risk Profile Assessment
Ernst & Young Düsseldorf
  • Principal Auditor
  • IT-Auditor
  • FMCG
    • Strategy/ Management
    • Finance
    • Production
    • Sales
    • Marketing
  • B2B2C
  • Food and Beverages
  • Retail
The Cola Cola Company

France

Scandinavia

Germany
  • Finance Director
  • Controller Production Site
  • Senior Manager Business Analysis + M&A
  • SAP-Project Manager
• NGO / Non-Profit
• Sustainability
Fairtrade International Globally Interim Finance Director
Consulting / Advisory
• Cloud-Business
• IoT, Energy Grid
• Banking & Social Media
Faustsolutions Germany Business Development Consulting and Interim Finance Director


Capabilities and Achievements

  • Extensive senior finance and strategic leadership in a super-wide range of diverse, matrixed and fast paced business environments and organisations (ranging from US-fortune 500, over German-SMEs, but to well-known and respected Non-Profit Organisations)
  • Conceptual and fact-based leader with strong capabilities in utilizing contemporary management tools, leveraging personal skills, thus ensuring efficient delivery of agreed results
  • Very high capabilities on building collaborative and trustful relationships
  • Formally and informally directing organisations, departments and members of staff
  • (Corporate/Organisational) Strategy Review and Definition
  • Business Unit / Portfolio Strategy
  • Business Development / M&A
  • Innovation Monetisation and Pricing


  • Customer & Consumer Proposition Optimisation in B2B and B2C contexts
  • Commercial Finance, Modelling and Analysis
  • Accounting/ Controlling / Audit / Compliance / Full-Cycle FP&A
  • Interim Management (Finance und General Management)
  • Business Model Transformation & Operating Model Review and Adaptation
  • Business Process Outsourcing, Redesign and Shared Service Centre Leverage
  • Change-Management and Business Transformation
  • Project-Management
  • ERP-Implementation
  • IT-Strategy Development and ERP Implementations
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