The International Society of Business Leaders Recognizes Kioumars Balazadeh
Kioumars Balazadeh is the Chief Financial Officer of Compass Group Chile, the Chilean arm of international investment group Compass. Founded in 1996, the Chilean Compass division delivers investment solutions to institutional investors and high net worth through a group of renowned experts in the national and international media. Having joined the firm as a Business Analyst in 1998, Kioumars became CFO in 2014 and has 20 years of financial experience and management expertise.
For Compass, Kioumars handles all the financial aspects of the business to ensure everything is carefully tracked and supervised, and he delivers financial analyses that support daily and strategic decisions. His financial expertise has helped the Compass Group with projects and controls that produced significant improvement to the company’s performance in Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Additionally, he successfully accomplished improving the financial planning tools and procedures; worked with the sales team to shape their sales strategies and implement project evaluation standards; improved profit margin by 300 percent in 5 years; and implemented SAP, along with a new business process.
Kioumars earned a degree in commercial engineering and finance from the Universidad Diego Portales in 1996 and an MBA in finance from the IDE-CESEM in 2001. He received certifications in sales strategy from Ray Leone Sales Funnel in 2004 and in organizational leadership from Compass Group PLC Leadership Development Program in 2009. Prior to joining Compass Group, he served as Operational Auditor for P&O Catering S.A.
Kioumars credits his success to a high proficiency with new technologies and information, and taking the initiative to share them across the company. He uses these and, his bilingual English and Spanish ability, while devoting much of his free time giving back to his community in Santiago. He is very active through his involvement with Baha’i Faith, including visiting elders in his community and providing companionship and planting seeds for food crops in the mountainous regions.
International Society of Business Leaders Member Kioumars Balazadeh, MBA can be found in the Society Directory, where he is looking forward to networking with you.