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Roger Hargreaves Kenyanya

Roger Hargreaves Kenyanya

Senior Finance Analyst - Global Financial Planning & Analysis

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL.

Strategic Innovation Thought Leader. Emerging Markets Enthusiast. Social Investor and Afropreneur.

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Senior Finance Analyst - Global Financial Planning & Analysis

Provided finance leadership in the global investment allocation and profit forecasting process. Demonstrated a track record of maximizing business opportunities and consistently achieving corporate financial performance goals. Was recognized as an innovative problem solver who can rapidly resolve cross functional business challenges, formulate viable strategic plans and implement change, with benefit to company's profitability.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Developed, coached and mentored four analysts on effective business partnering in order to provide continuous support to senior management on all aspects of financial and commercial decision making.
• Initiated and led the global profit forecasting team in assessing/ benchmarking its current effectiveness and business impact against 22 competencies of world-class FP&A teams. The results helped shape the teams' future development/ improvement plans beginning in 2013, resulting in enhancements in the overall team engagement and assimilation.
• Led the preparation of reports, briefings and financial analyses for the Global Management Board and other Senior Management to effectively communicate financial performance results and evaluate business impact of regional and functional investments.
• Created a global investment tool to help senior management make more informed assessments on the right balance between investment levels needed to maintain the core base business, expand and create new market segments, and fund new business opportunities
• Led the global profit forecasting team to reduce complexity in business performance reporting and facilitate efficient consolidation of financial results sourced from 6 regions and 40 management reporting entities.
• Streamlined the global business plan development process and drove enhancements that reduced cycle time by 4 weeks resulting in better work-life balance, increased strategic alignment of investment allocation and acceleration of resource reallocation decisions

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Global Finance Lead - WW Emerging Markets Strategy, Insights & Analytics

Provided business and finance leadership to drive value creation within the WW Emerging Markets business unit. Conducted analyses of Emerging Markets, including market opportunity assessment, insights generation business case valuation, and financial modeling for new business model structures and strategic business decision support. Collaborated across 6 continents to shape the development of the global Emerging Markets strategy.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Partnered with the Global Strategic Marketing organization to develop and promote the implementation of growth strategies in emerging markets in order to ensure long-term viability and profitability.
• Initiated and led the assessment of the historical Emerging Markets business performance and shared results and insights with the Global Management Board. The insights generated helped shape future investment decisions for accelerating Emerging Markets growth, beginning in 2014.
• Led the development of financial analytic models, including the standardization of the strategic business plan development, financial reporting processes, and management review of key performance indicators to measure effectiveness of the overall Emerging Markets growth strategy.
• Fostered collaborative partnerships with the WW VP Emerging Markets, leadership teams across six regions and 30 countries to develop, review and manage the long term financial plans and growth initiatives for the WW Emerging Markets.

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc.

Senior Finance Analyst - Global Strategy & Innovation

Business partner for the Global Research & Development, New Business Development, Quality & Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Operations organizations providing financial leadership, data modeling, predictive analytics and business decision support services related to global strategy and innovation. Managed $275MM+ annual business investment, headcount of ~550, and ~40 cost centers.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Initiated and led the assessment of R&D investment trends across J&J MD&D Global Medical Solutions group ($9B revenue), and the results were shared with the Management Board. Insights generated influenced strategic decision to realign R&D investments and establish shared services centers of excellence for R&D support functions.
• Led the harmonization of R&D Investment classification across J&J, including providing thought leadership in the development of a J&J enterprise standard for New Product R&D project accounting and management reporting.
• Initiated and led the development and implementation of clearly defined KPI’s and Innovation metrics in order to measure effectiveness of R&D’s performance and impact in driving strategic business growth, and influenced strategy-aligned investment decisions during the business planning process.
• Proactively bench-marked against best-in-class companies to create a robust R&D project prioritization tool which was used to help R&D leadership make more informed NP portfolio assessments and prioritizing decisions based on several criteria of strategic and financial importance. Successfully led the implementation of the tool resulting in business improvements in sound decision-making and in the new value creation process.
• Provided financial leadership to the WW Quality organization in a challenging business environment including: a recall of a $1 billion product, a franchise led quality transformation project, and a J&J enterprise-wide quality standardization initiative.

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J&J Financial Leadership and Development Program (FLDP)

Associate Financial Analyst - Financial Analyst

Graduate of the prestigious J&J FLDP, a 2-Year, 3 rotation program in Corporate Finance aimed at developing future generations of global business leaders: full exposure to Operations Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis and Marketing Finance in the Consumer Products, Medical Devices and IT Services industries. Strong reputation for developing strategic partnerships with cross functional leaders to drive financially robust decision making and influence strategic business plans.

Financial Analyst, Johnson & Johnson I/T Services
October 2009 – May 2010 (8 months) Raritan, NJ
• Finance Lead for the Global IT Operations Group. Successfully influenced business decision to implement a standardized J&J enterprise-wide Managed Print Services (MPS) program through financial modeling and effective business partnering; program delivered >$15MM in annual savings through cost reduction. Created and maintained a balanced scorecard for Sr. Management review

Financial Analyst, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
March 2009 – September 2009 (7 months) Jacksonville, FL
• Coordinated annual forecasting process and budget performance management for 7 General Admin (GA) functions worth ~$80MM. Performed a deep-dive analysis of the global GA costs and made recommendations that delivered $3MM of annual cost savings opportunity. Reduced time required for month-end financial reporting by 20% by initiating streamlined reporting processes

Associate Financial Analyst, McNeil Consumer Healthcare
May 2008 – February 2009 (10 months) Fort Washington, PA
• Provided financial support to $160MM marketing organization. Managed financial consolidation and management reporting functions for the Global Strategic Marketing and Strategic Insights groups, including brand marketing expense (BME) management for the Upper Respiratory Franchise. Developed robust budget management tools that led to key insights for business partners, and a year-end budget forecast within 0.5% of the 2008 actual expense

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Jamhuri Market, LLC.

Co-Founder & General Manager

Co-founded Jamhuri Market LLC, a specialty retail convenience store that targeted the African Diaspora market in the United States, while still in college.

Highlighted Accomplishments:
• Led the development of the initial business plan and financial model, including raising capital, optimizing investments and quickly adapting new markets. Leveraged technology to drive efficiency and improve net margin by 15% through automation.
• Successfully increased brand awareness, including the generation of 500 new accounts in year one of business operations by developing the company’s mass mailing campaign to the local target market
• Developed and led the execution of business operations strategy to launch innovative, direct-to-consumer e-commerce initiative that doubled the company’s revenue in 3 years
• Successfully negotiated sale of the company after 3 years of business operations, reaping four times the original investment.

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New Jersey City University

Business Administration, Accounting & Finance