Forum 2010

Howard Polinski

Partner, Head of Performance and Technology Department, KPMG Russia and CIS

Howard has been working with KPMG in Moscow since 2005. Howard specializes in developing corporate and operating strategies. Howard’s core competencies and key projects include:

  • Business strategy and value-based management – has applied a broad and deep toolset in strategic market analysis, capability assessment and financial modeling to define corporate/business unit strategies and guide major investment decisions.
  • Operational management – has developed operational strategies and designed full Operating Model for outsourcing and medium-sized production companies, performed an operational assessment/cost reduction, led complex business process reengineering program.
  • Business application of technology – has advised clients on the planning, architecture and design of technology-based business capabilities, in the areas of net centric distribution channels, core transaction systems, Customer Relationship Management and operational risk management.
  • Definition of corporate strategy, conceptual design of new Operating Model, definition of full spectrum of business processes, managing the transformation program for one of the largest Russian packaging production companies.
  • Operational Efficiency/Cost Reduction initiative for a major commercial bank listed on stock exchange – 45% headcount optimization achieved without impeding short term and long terms viability of the business.
  • Cost reduction program for major Russian vertically integrated steel producer. Cost optimization achieved – ca. 8% of cost base.
  • Procurement function redesign for major Russian power& utilities company – Cost optimization achieved – 15m USD per annum.

Qualification: Executive MBA (University of Chicago Graduate School of Business); MA Degree in Law (Warsaw University); MA Degree in Economics (Warsaw School of Economics).