Turning Our Knowledge Into Your Profit

Pierre Lurin

Pierre brings 20 years of experience in the ICT industry, having worked with Analysys Mason, Siemens and Nokia before joining Ventura Team in 2008. He is an expert in finance-related topics, such as Business Planning, Financial Accounting, Activity-Based Costing, Budgeting, Performance Management and M&A.

 His signature projects include:

  • Helping a European telecom service provider optimise its FTTH projects in rural areas and save €20m.
  • Revaluing $800m of non-current assets in five countries for a telecom group, as per IFRS 13, IAS 16, IAS 38, IAS 40 and IAS 36, resulting in more than $100m of revaluation on the balance sheet of the client.
  • Analysing the Economic Value Added (EVA) at the customer segment level for a loss-making telco, leading to the launch of new tariff plans.
  • Working with a Private Equity firm to prepare financial factbooks, including pro-forma financial results, budgets and business plans, for the divestment of two companies (EV of €40m and €250m).
  • Undertaking six commercial and financial due diligence for a telecom group in Africa resulting in the acquisition of two mobile operators for $100m.

In 2017, he was an instructor in Accounting and in Finance at the University of the People, the world’s first tuition-free, accredited, online American university (www.uopeople.edu).

He is also the author of the book "Business Planning for Managers and Entrepreneurs: how to use powerful techniques to write business plans that set you apart” - see www.business-planning-for-managers.com, ISBN 978-3-9813734-2-4 on Amazon.

Pierre holds an MSc in Aerospace Engineering, a Master of Research in Energetics, and a Master in Economics and Finance from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Pierre has lived in the UK, France, Malaysia and Germany and has undertaken consulting projects in 30 other countries worldwide.