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Galliopi Demetriou

Managing Vice President

Galliopi Demetriou is Managing Vice President for Technology Finance, Value & Risk. Mrs. Demetriou supports CIOs in their quest to fund growth and innovation through cost optimization and helps them demonstrate IT's value to the business.

Previous experience

Ms. Demetriou previously worked with British American Tobacco in IT Finance. Roles held:

- Global IT Finance Planning & Reporting Manager

She developed and implemented a global planning process across IT and managed the communication and negotiation of budgets with Group Finance and the Management Board.

- Global IT Finance Controller (c.6 months)

She focused on IT Risk Management and Governance

- Senior Finance Business Partner to the IT Leadership Team members of Corporate IT, Technology, Marketing IT and Ops IT.

Accenture consultant for 4 years, where she worked in the Enterprise Performance Management Domain. She focused on Planning, Budgeting, Reporting and KPIs for clients such as AstraZeneca, Shell, BP, Talisman & EDF.

Reuters - Three years as a Finance Business Partner for the Communications Function, focusing on financial control, planning and budgeting and management accounting.

Professional background

British American Tobacco

Global IT Senior Finance Business Partner


Senior Consultant , Enterprise & Performance Management


Global Communications Analyst & Finance Controller

Areas of coverage

Technology Finance, Risk and Value Management


2:1 History from Durham University

3 A's at A'level - English, History, Sociology

ACCA qualified 2003

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IT Financial Management and Transparency

2IT Cost Optimization

3Business Value of IT

4Best Practices in IT Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting

5IT Benchmarking and KPIs