SABINE REOULE: South Africa Chief Financial Officer at Faurecia

#AutomotiveAllies: Sabine Reoule, nominated by Sebastien Koehler, is the Chief Financial Officer for the Faurecia Group in South Africa. After Business School and an MBA in Internal Control and Controlling, Sabine started her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a Controller and then moved on to becoming a SAP Finance Key User.  Thanks to this double competency, a few years later a head-hunter offered Sabine an opportunity to join the Automotive Industry. She was lucky to join Faurecia R&D, dedicated to Interiors modules.  Faurecia opened a new world to her, full of passionate people that communicated to Sabine this interest in a demanding environment.  Over the last 2 decades, Sabine has been involved in various Faurecia activities, starting off with more operational functions like Plant Controller, R&D and Program Controlling, and then moving over to more central functions like Division Operation controlling and then finally Corporate functions like Internal Audit, Order to Cash Process Director.

The pace of the Automotive Industry is intense, reactive and fast-paced. To cope with Internal and External Customer demands, Sabine and her team, as a support function, need to be proactive, accurate and flexible.

Her current position in South Africa is a summary of her 25 years’ experience.  It allows Sabine to share what she has learned during her career and to implement and develop strong and fully integrated processes in Production and Administrative functions.

Sabine is convinced that Finance is part of the Global Team and their successes, and that all team members have a role in the global equation.

Together, united as one team, Sabine and her team can overcome any challenges.  They have certainly proved it during the Global COVID-19 crisis.

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