Josias Pontes has more than 35 years of experience in the Financial and Accounting area, with a strong international background.
He has worked for organizations of different sizes in various industries ranging from retail, batteries, musical instruments, air conditioning and refrigeration to auditing and consulting – big 5, PCM software development, automotive parts/diesel engines, and pharma-biotech.
Working for those industries, Josias had the opportunity to experience different technologies for forecasting, budgeting, scenario planning, valuations, costing, finance, operations, logistics, administration, accounting, and business intelligence.
Recent positions he has held are Senior Director of Finance and Controller for Latin America, Oracle Finance Liaison for International Group, Sr Director of Finance Rare Disease US at Sanofi Genzyme, where he spent 11 years of his career. Today he is Head of Financial Planning & Analysis at Zafgen, Inc.
Josias is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Centro Universitario FECAP and an MBA from Ohio University.