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Former CFO of Save the Children International and former Director of Finance of SABMiller, Watts joins as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Granito & Capital.
Jon Watts, the new COO/CFO of Granito & Capital
LONDON—The Granito Group today announced that Jon Watts, a highly regarded executive who held senior positions at Save the Children, SABMiller, and Unilever, will join Granito & Capital as the new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO). Working closely with the CEO, he will oversee the company’s finance strategy and be responsible for business operations including risk management, IT, HR, finance and other support functions.
“Step by step we are achieving our objective of joining forces with some of the most talented executives worldwide so we can contribute to the transformation of the global economy into an impact economy. We are very pleased to count on Jon’s stellar expertise and track record in our Group. He is the right person at the right time”, said Rodrigo Tavares, founder and president of the Granito Group.
The Group is a holding company exclusively operating in the realm of the impact economy. In addition to Granito & Capital, the Group owns the consulting firm Granito & Partners and the think-tank Impact Economy Foundation. Besides being the COO/CFO of Granito & Capital, Jon will also be a shareholder partner of the Granito Group.
Daniela Barone Soares, CEO of Granito & Capital added: “Jon brings exceptional breadth of financial and operational experience, gained in first class, global organisations and in different sectors and geographies. He will lead the continuing development of our operating platform, enabling us to excel in meeting the needs of our growing portfolio of world class clients. We are all delighted to welcome him to Granito & Capital.”
Jon Watts said “I identify very strongly with the Granito Group’s goal, to enable businesses around the world to achieve sustainable social and environmental impact, so I’m thrilled to be able to play a part in bringing it to reality. The quality of the team is outstanding and the opportunity to help build Granito & Capital as an innovative leader in this fast-growing sector is extremely exciting.”
Founded in 2017, Granito & Capital is one of the world’s first financial advisory companies devoted to the impact economy, that is, pursuing financial return alongside social and environmental impact. It provides superior, independent, strategic, and financial advice in select, high-value situations, including capital raising, restructuring and reorganizations. Operating globally from London, it works across a number of industries and geographies with large financial institutions, governments, and other agencies to provide tailored, senior-led advice and execution support.
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