Christian Mertin

As a seasoned Global Executive- and Business-Advisor I am highly motivated to solve your challenge, bringing my Global and deep expertise, experience and innovation capabilities. My objective is to generate an immediate high impact and “long term value” for you as client.

I am a dynamic, client focused strategic thinker and have over 25 years of experience in Business, Finance and IT Management Advisory, including nearly 20 years within Ernst & Young in Germany, Europe and India. As expert in optimizing CFO and Global Business Services organizations with deep expertise in Retail & Consumer, Life Science, Automotive & Manufacturing and various other industries I will create more efficiency and focus on better effectiveness and (long term) value creation. With my exceptional interpersonal, communication and collaboration abilities.

I am prepared to deliver first rate results and create a transformation momentum, especially in the CFO and Corporate Services (Captive or BPO) area.

In my private life I am a family man (married, 2 children) with a great passion for motorcycling & old cars, diving & sports and (good) wine & food. Whenever my wife and I can travel, we are drawn out into the world and enjoy meeting interesting new people and catching up with our friends.

Career History

  • 2020 – 2021 EY, Global Senior Lead Partner – Global & EMEIA Finance and GBS Consulting Leader
  • 2017 – 2020 EY, Global Senior Lead Partner – “Global Business Services“ Solution
  • 2013 – 2017 EY, EMEIA Senior Lead Partner – Finance Consulting | Global Client Services Partner
  • 2010 – 2013 EY India, Consulting Leader India “Finance & Shared Services”
  • 2001 – 2013 EY Partner/Senior Manager “Corporate Sourcing/Shared Services“ Central European Area
  • 1995 – 2001 IBM Consulting Group, Principal & Practice Leader “IT Value & Cost Control”
  • 1994 – 195 IBM Development, Design Engineer


  • IMD, Lausanne: Leadership Programs, 2007, 2008 & 2014
  • St. Galler Business School: St. Gallen Executive Leadership Program
  • University of Enschede, Enschede (Netherlands): Master Thesis, Physical Department
  • University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt: Diploma in Engineering (FH), Information Technology


Key Skills

  • High Impact focused strategic thinking
  • Innovation creation & implementation
  • Deep & practical CFO & Business
    Operations Transformation expertise
  • Global Business Services, Shared Services expertise
  • Strong teambuilder & collaborator
  • CFO relations & Global key account management
  • Target Operating Model & Organizational development

References (upon request)

  • Global leading Taste & Wellbeing and Fragrance & Beauty company:
    CEO, Executive Board Member & Global GBS Leader
  • One of the largest snack companies:
    Former CIO, Former Global GBS leader
  • Leading provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases: Global GBS Head, SVP Corporate Controlling
  • Values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company:
    SVP & Global Head of GBS
  • Global leading sportswear company:
    Former CFO & Supervisory Board Member
  • Global leading pulp & paper company: Former Corporate Controler and CEO of a leading European energy company, CFO of leading European lifestyle Group
  • Global Leading Consulting firm: EMEIA Managing Partner
  • Global leading Pharmaceuticals & Crop Science company: Former Head of Integrated Business Operations – Executive Vice President