Alex is TIPCO’s Head of International Market Development. In this role he is focussing in particular on expanding TIPCO’s international presence. Before joining TIPCO, Alex worked as a Treasury consultant for more than six years. During that time his main focus was on optimising Treasury processes at medium to large multinational clients. Drawing on his experience as a consultant, in his role as project manager, Alex is also responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of TIP.
Andrew has 18 years of banking experience across the corporate client segment and technology, with 13 years in Global Transaction Services (GTS). He is currently the Head of GTS at DBS London, responsible for Trade Finance and Cash Management solutions for European Multinational Corporates. Prior to joining DBS, he has held various roles at HSBC and Citibank, predominantly in product management for Trade Finance and sales for Global Banking & Financial Institutions as well as Cash Management. Andrew also spent five years in Deutsche Bank’s information technology department working as a business analyst and project manager, and started his career at Oracle Corporation in financial applications consultancy. Andrew holds two Masters degrees, one in Finance and another in Technology.
Anis Rahal is the founder and CEO of TreasuryXpress. With a vision to make quality and useful treasury management capabilities accessible for every organization, Anis has nurtured TreasuryXpress in its transformation from a mere concept to the leading global provider of frictionless treasury management solutions.
Anis’ understanding of treasurers’ needs comes from living in their world on a daily basis. His experience at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as a treasurer, provided Anis with a comprehensive understanding of the real-world challenges and responsibilities of treasury professionals. Thus, his vision was born to create a solution that would bring information to the treasurer – removing the mundane from their job and deliver smart and useful capabilities that work for them.
With MBAs in Finance from both the University of Paris and Saint-Joseph University, Anis is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and was named as a top-10 entrepreneur by Executive Magazine.
Arron “finux” Finnon has been involved in security research and consultation for a over 12 years. Arron has discussed a wide range of security related topics at a number of high profiled international Security/Hacking conferences, as well as producing over 100 security related podcasts. Interviewing countless security professionals as part of the Finux Tech Weekly podcast show. His security research and consultation have helped businesses around the globe better develop the effectiveness of their security posture in detecting and mitigating cyber attacks.
During Arron’s time at The University of Abertay Dundee he was awarded the SICSA Student Open Source Award for his Advocacy of Free and Open Source software for his work whilst president of The UAD Linux Society. A subject matter he is still very passionate about even today.
Arron currently is the Chief Technical Officer for Krohn and Partners where he oversees the technical and security requirements of the business, as well as offering security consultation and services to Krohn and Partners clients.
Caroline has worked in a number diverse roles in the past, including CFO of Save the Children international, a $1bn ‘start-up’ managing the international programmes for Save the Children worldwide, Finance and Commercial Director at Southbank Centre, London; Head of Global Business Planning for Novartis Pharma AG, the 23bn USD concern based out of Switzerland; CFO/CIO of Unilever Thailand, a 600m Euro market-leader in 8 of its segments; and VP Finance for Unilever Bestfoods Europe, an 8bn Euro business covering 40+ countries.
CFO for Bestfoods Benelux before the merger with Unilever, Caroline has also held a variety of other roles within Bestfoods, Granada plc and Cadbury Schweppes. Caroline trained and qualified with KPMG, and holds a formal accounting qualification (ACA/FCA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also a Diploma in Charity Accounting.
Carsten Jaekel is heading KPMG’s global network for Finance- & Treasury Management and co-heading the German KPMG for Finance- & Treasury Management. He has more than 20 years of professional experience within the finance and treasury space, thereof 7 years at Mannesmann AG in Germany and Latin America where he has held various senior management positions. His primary focus is on the current and future development of the treasury function from both a strategic and organizational perspective including the underlying IT.
Catherine joined CBRE in December 2015 as EMEA Treasury Director. Current projects include roll-out of a payment factory solution and regional cash management automation.
Catherine has worked in property, not for profit, leasing, technology and shipping including working for 7 years outside the UK, mostly in Germany. While Head of Treasury at Cancer Research UK, Catherine was also a Trustee-Director and Investment Committee member of the charity’s pension scheme. She is a member of the Finance Committee of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is also active at the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Catherine is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (FCT) and a Chartered Accountant.
Fun fact 1: Recently ran 15 miles across central London to raise money for Shelter.
Fun fact 2: When not busy with corporate treasury, is most likely singing in a choir.
In a career characterised by collaborative Finance Business Partnering and a passion for team engagement and fun at work, Clare has experience across an impressive variety of industries.
Post university, she completed her CIMA qualification at Unilever, where she stayed for 7 years in Finance roles supporting marketing, sales and manufacturing as well as 2 years as Senior Internal Audit Manager for the company’s Africa region.
Moving to Financial Services, Clare was Finance Director for RSA’s More Th>n brand for 5 years, followed by Retail experience with Amazon as Head of Finance for the Consumer Electronics Division. In 2016, she joined KFC, the ‘finger lickin’ good’ brand with 880+ restaurants and turnover in excess of £1bn in the UK and Ireland. As Director of Financial Control, her responsibilities include Financial Reporting and Tax, a Transactional Finance Shared Service, Payroll/HR Admin and Asset Protection.
She is currently combining her busy role with training for her 4th marathon!
Alankar leads Visual Risk’s European operations. He has over 10 years of experience designing and implementing treasury solutions. Prior to moving to London, Alankar was heading Quantitative Services at Visual Risk, leading the design of the solution for Value-at-Risk, Earnings-at-Risk, Hedge Accounting and other Treasury outputs.
He consults widely with leading global companies and financial institutions with a strong focus on complex risk, valuation and hedge accounting issues. Alankar was previously at the University of Technology, Sydney where he collaborated with the Central Bank of Denmark on building intelligent financial systems. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and a Masters of Finance.
Dr Catherine Mulligan is a Research Fellow in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship group with a joint appointment to the Department of Computing where she is Associate Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research.
Dr Mulligan is also a Visiting Fellow at the Glasgow School of Art Institute for Design Innovation (INDI) Her research interests lie in the area of new economic structures enabled by the digital economy, in particular the role of Distributed Ledger Technologies in areas other than financial services as well as the role that technologies play in the creation of citizen-centric smart/sustainable cities.
Through her work as Principal Investigator on the RCUK Digital Economy Program grants: Sustainable Society Network+, Catherine brought Urban Prototyping to London – a festival that brought together a wide variety of disciplines to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems using digital technologies in the urban environment and created a flourishing network of academics across the UK dedicated to applying digital technologies to create sustainability and resilience outcomes.
Since July 2017, David has been the Head of UK Cash Management, as part of which he is responsible for all cash management sales activity for Barclays Corporate across the UK. Prior to this, David was the Global Payment Networks Director in Barclaycard, responsible for all of the card payment scheme relationships with Visa, Mastercard and American Express for Barclays across Europe. David has an extensive background in payments and has represented the bank on a number of senior advisory forums.
David began his career at American Express and has held a number of international business development, commercial and sales-focused roles, primarily aimed at all international markets outside of the United States.
Hennie de Klerk founded TreasuryOn in June 2000. Hennie has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of international treasury services and treasury technology. He takes a hands-on approach both with clients and the TreasuryOne management team, helping to ensure the sustained delivery of world class solutions and services. Hennie has built the company on his commitment to unlock financial value, and to become a primary business asset for TreasuryOne’s clients.
Apart from his passion for treasury, Hennie is an avid racing driver, and currently competes in the Donaldson Cross Country Championship. Hennie is a regular expert speaker at treasury conferences, and is the author of numerous articles about different aspects of international treasury management.
James Mitchell has been in the treasury, risk and payments market space for the past 15 years, having previously worked in senior roles at SunGard, Wall Street Systems and Bottom Line Technologies.
James has extensive experience working with both corporates and large financial institutions across EMEA where his focus is helping to solve on working capital issues and helping organisations maximise efficiencies by leveraging technology.
Previously heading sales, marketing and professional services divisions for several organisations, James uses his diverse background to consultatively help companies achieve a strategic treasury approach and best practice.
Jane Lowe was appointed Secretary General of IMMFA in November 2015.
A history graduate and classical history post-graduate, she started her career in the City working for large multi-nationals, Jardine Matheson &Co and ED&F Man, with a short stint at what was then AMRO Bank. After 16 years a mid-career change of direction took her into financial regulation with the FSA. Initially charged with oversight of the London Stock Exchange, she moved on to overseeing the commodity and financial derivatives exchanges and the London Clearing House, as well as handling conduct of business regulation.
For the last few years she has been a lobbyist for the financial services industry, latterly with the Investment Association (IA), as well as spending time at LIBA (AFME) for the investment banks. Her principal focus was on markets related legislative and structural change, however she also ran the research, statistics and retail fund sector work at the IA. This was followed by two years consultancy on compliance and governance issues.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
John Stepek is the executive editor of MoneyWeek and writes MoneyWeek’s daily email newsletter, Money Morning. He graduated from Strathclyde University in 1996 with a degree in psychology. After a short-lived career in film production, he moved to London and started writing about business, finance and markets. In 2003, he took a job on the finance desk of Teletext, where he spent two years covering the markets and breaking financial news, before joining MoneyWeek in 2005. His work has been published in The Sunday Times, The Spectator and Families in Business magazine.
As a member of Vodafone Group’s M-Pesa Commercial & Strategy team, Karen is responsible for the Tanzanian and Ghanaian markets as well as exploring new market opportunities. Prior to this Karen has held a number of roles at Vodafone Group within Finance, most recently as Finance Manager for Safaricom & Vodacom International operations within the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific Region. Before joining Vodafone Karen worked at Ernst & Young, specialising in Pensions Audit & Assurance. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Reading in Accounting & Economics and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2016, Vodafone had 462 million mobile customers and 13.4 million fixed broadband customers.
The M-Pesa service was launched in March 2007 by Safaricom Limited in Kenya. It enables millions of people who have access to a mobile phone, but do not have access to a bank account, to send and receive money, top-up airtime, make bill payments and enjoy a range of other services. M-Pesa had more than 25 million active customers as at 31 March 2016 and approximately 261,000 agents worldwide. It is available in 10 markets: Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Mozambique, Egypt, Lesotho, Ghana, Albania and Romania.
Kevin joined Honda in 1998, following his inauguration to Treasury at Kingfisher Plc. He had several evolving roles within Honda’s Treasury Team. Kevin left Honda in 2013 to broaden his development at Sharp Electronics setting up a European Treasury function from scratch. After a couple of years he was given the opportunity to return to Honda as European Group Treasurer.
Nick is responsible for leading the global business development of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Global Corporate client base located in Europe. Transaction banking encompasses Cash Management, Liquidity Management, Trade Finance and Custody Services.
In addition, as part of the Transaction Banking European Leadership team, he is responsible for the development of regional strategy and business development initiatives. He joined the Bank in June 2014 from Lloyds Bank, where he was Head of Cash Management Sales, Global Corporate, Europe.
In his current role, he brings extensive experience in Transaction Banking based on more than 30 years’ experience working with multinational corporate clients whilst holding a variety of positions both for Bank of America and HSBC.
He is passionate about building and delivering client proposition based on client need to ensure we add value to our clients, and in coaching individuals to deliver their personal strengths and fulfill their career aspirations.
Nick is married with two grown up sons. He is an enthusiastic sports fan and enjoys travel.
Sandy has been working with Old Mutual Group Treasury since 2009. Sandy has been involved in the IT transformation of the Treasury department from manual dealing/banking portal to a STP solution, processing Group and BU eFx via SWIFT.
Sandy works closely with the business and IT to ensure high availability of Treasury systems. Her primary focus is implementation of new IT/Treasury projects. Sandy’s responsibilities also include supplier management, implementing regulatory requirements, contingency arrangements and preventing cybercrime.
Sarah leads research on European economies, including Western and emerging Europe. She has many years of experience covering G7 and emerging-market macroeconomic, investment and country-risk issues. She frequently broadcasts on TV for the BBC, Sky, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on radio for the BBC and Bloomberg. She is based in London.
Before joining the Bank in 2008, Sarah was a senior economist at American Express Bank based in London, New York and Hong Kong, where she was responsible for delivering economics and investment advice on Europe, the US and Asia. Previously, she worked at Lloyds Bank and at the European Commission in Brussels. She read economics at Girton College, Cambridge, specialising in international economics. Sarah is a member of the CityUK’s Independent Economists Group and sits on the Secretary of State’s Panel on Monitoring the Economy.
Tom Gilliam works as the principal risk manager within SABMiller’s Group Treasury team, developing treasury risk management policies and strategies. In recent years he has undertaken extensive reviews of how the company manages the interest rate and foreign exchange risks on its debt portfolio, and also how the company might manage its overall transactional risk portfolio of commodity and foreign exchange risks.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant he worked in corporate treasury and in banking before joining SABMiller in August 2009. He passed the MCT exams in 2011.
Viplav has over 18 years of banking and treasury experience, with in-depth expertise around various aspects of International Treasury Management.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he was the Treasury Director at GE Treasury, heading up their Transaction Banking advisory team for the EMEA & APAC regions.
Viplav brings to the team diverse experience, gained from managing GE‘s Treasury needs in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, for GE’s Industrial and Capital affiliates. He was actively involved with the set up of RTC and SSC and the creation of liquidity overlay and IHB structures. He managed bank relationships, cash forecasting, investment as well as structured hedging programs, flag planting into EM geographies. He has also led a number of global process re-engineering projects for productivity, cost and controllership wins.
In his past roles he has worked with ANZ Banking Group and Standard Chartered in the areas of risk management and middle office.
He holds a Management degree from the Delhi School of Economics.
After 7 years working within the fund management and investment banking industry, helping run high profile projects and arrange share buybacks related to distressed assets, Edmund changed tack and began writing a blog, Haggerston Times, focused on The Silicon Roundabout and the entrepreneurs making waves in the area.
Subsequently Edmund has written for a number of publications including Forbes, Engadget, Payment Week, Tech.London and others, which brought him into close contact with some of London and the world’s most innovative and exciting fintech and venture capital firms, covering fintech, fashtech, emerging technologies, social media, sales and banking / personal finance and all forms of digital disruption.
Edmund, founder of Haggerston Tech & Media Services, continues to work as a freelance consultant for a number of fintech firms, and blogs regularly on emerging fintech trends, from bitcoin, the blockchain and the ICO market, to PSD2, SEPA, regulatory sandboxes and all forms of disruptive tech.
Edmund has recently returned from a fact-finding mission to South East Asia, where he met with fintech professionals in major cities, from Sinagpore to Bangkok.
With nearly 15 years in Finance, Eric Kaplan’s focus on cash management spans senior positions at GE Capital and PepsiCo, and most recently at Columbia University, where he established financial controls and policies as Director, Global Cash Management and Treasury Operations. For GE Capital he developed and executed structured transactions, including mid-term and long-term inter-company financing, mutli-billion dollar cash repositioning, and acquisitions and divestitures. He also identified and implemented improvements at PepsiCo in cash management, banking structure, foreign exchange trades, inter-company mobilizations, cross border payments, acquisitions, and bank services. He holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Fionn O’Brien serves as an FX Sales executive for the UK and Ireland at INTL FCStone Ltd’s Global Payments Division. His primary responsibilities include managing and developing relationships with multi-national Corporations, international aid and developments organizations, NGO’s and financial institution customers. Mr. O’Brien is a passionate advocate for the local currency funding model in cross border business and has a keen understanding of the many foreign exchange challenges facing the modern Treasurer.
Frank Rust is in charge of Bucher group’s centralized financial risk management. Since Bucher is a worldwide operating manufacturer of niche market machinery and systems managing the foreign exchange exposures is the most challenging task of group treasury. He is also responsible for the inter-company financing, the cash and liquidity management and the group’s external funding.Prior to joining Bucher in 2010 he was heading treasury and trading businesses in the Swiss banking industry for more than six years. Frank Rust started his career as trader of interest rate derivatives in Frankfurt, Germany and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Hubert Rappold is managing director at TIPCO. He has more than 17 years of experience in IT and treasury consulting. His main focus is on managing the functional and technological development of the Treasury Information Platform with a view to continually meeting and exceeding client expectations. In addition, Hubert is in charge of advancing cooperations with TMS providers and increasing TIPCO’s international footprint.
Ian George has over 30 years of experience in Corporate Banking with Merchant, International and UK based banks, and have spent a couple of years with a Private Equity backed ‘dotcom’ company. He currently heads up the coverage team for General Industries sector, within the Institutional Banking Group at DBS in London, and oversees the bank’s coverage of over 50 European head-quartered corporates in a broad range of sectors across Europe.
James is ING’s Chief International Economist. He focuses on developed market economies, concentrating mainly on the US and the UK. He has been with ING for 19 years during which time he and his team have won several awards for forecasting. James regularly markets ING’s economic views to clients around the world and is frequently quoted in the global media. He is a graduate of Durham University.
Jas joined Mission Excellence in 2012 and is Head of Teambuilding Programmes. He has worked with clients in the UK, Europe and Asia and is a renowned keynote speaker on building high-performance cultures.
Jas’ first career was as an RAF fighter pilot and he took part in both training and operational deployments all over the world. In 1999 he was selected to join the Red Arrows for 3 years, before being selected to return to the Red Arrows in 2007 as Team Leader. He led the team on tours to the USA, the Middle East, and Malaysia, in addition to the regular European schedule and amassed over 500 public displays.
Jas also undertook a number of appointments within the Ministry of Defence, advising senior military officers and civil servants on strategic and operational matters, and deployed to Afghanistan as a campaign planner. He is a graduate of the Australian Advanced Command and Staff College.
Jessica McDarren started her accounting career straight from secondary school when she joined a small Chartered Accounting firm in Ayrshire, Scotland as Trainee Accountant. She immediately realised that accountancy was to be her future. She moved on to larger organisations while continuing with her accountancy studies. In 2005 Jessica joined a rapidly growing digital media agency as Financial Controller. This was a part-time role as she now had a young toddler to care for as well as her CIMA studies to progress.
In March 2009 Jessica became a fully qualified CIMA member following four years of weekend and evening study and was promoted to the full-time role of Head of Finance. It was at this time that Jessica was awarded Young Accountant of the Year by Accountancy Age. The judges said “[she] made the role her own while showing great tenacity and determination to achieve many things at once”.
In 2010 Jessica joined L’Oréal as Commercial Controller. After two and half successful years in this role Jessica decided to broaden her knowledge of the business and joined Corporate Finance as Treasurer for L’Oréal UK and Ireland, featuring in Treasury Today in 2014. More recently, Jessica was promoted to Commercial Operations Finance Director for the Consumer Products Division where she specialises in retailer and channel strategy.
Following a Mathematics degree at the University of Bristol Karen completed her CIMA and AMCT qualification within the Treasury team at BUPA where she stayed for eight years before moving to the Treasury Finance team at Nationwide Building Society. She was at Nationwide for five years where she supported the Treasury Division during the financial crisis including a period as Head of Treasury Finance and was involved in setting up the securitisation and Covered Bonds programme and regulatory reporting.
A move back to corporate Treasury then followed with 3 years as Treasury Controller for TUI Travel’s UK&I business (Thomson and First Choice holidays) followed by interim treasury system roles at Thomas Cook and Anglian Water.
Her current role of Group Treasurer at Domino’s Pizza Group brings together the experiences gained from larger teams whilst being actively involved in the day to day running of an agile international growth business.
Karlien leads the UK Treasury Advisory team and co-leads our European treasury team. She advises companies on all aspects of treasury management including setting up new treasury departments, and developing and implementing policies around liquidity management, financial risk management and derivatives.
Karlien is a Fellow of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers and prior to joining Deloitte was a treasurer at BT plc
With a truly global scale and perspective, Deloitte’s Treasury Advisory practice spans treasury strategy, transformation, and the treasury technology required to enable it. Deloitte’s treasury practice solves our clients’ most complex global liquidity and financial risk needs. With specialization in financial and physical market challenges, we deliver risk advisory, technical accounting, quantitative, technology, and operational advisory services. Specifically, our consulting projects include risk assessment and solution implementation for business strategies and policies, business processes, organization structure, risk modeling, management reporting, and treasury, trading, and risk systems implementations.
Our core service offerings include treasury systems selection and implementation; treasury strategy and organizational structure design; financial risk management; global cash management and in-house banking strategy; M&A due diligence and governance and internal controls assessment, business case development, architecture, hardware, data quality, warehousing, bank connectivity, selections, security and implementations.
Jill is a Fellow of both the ICAEW and ACT, with 16 years’ experience within multinational businesses. Jill is Group Treasury Manager at Whitbread, a FTSE 50 business best known for its Costa and Premier Inn brands. Her role involves all aspects of treasury including cash management, group funding and investment, risk, compliance and managing relationships with the group’s lenders including its syndicate of nine banks. Prior to this, Jill spent three years in San Francisco, providing treasury and tax consultancy services to WANdisco, an early stage software business with solutions addressing the big data market. She has also worked in the tax and treasury functions of Grainger (the UK’s largest listed residential property company) and The Sage Group (FTSE 100 listed software business) following qualification as a Chartered accountant with Deloitte.
Magda leads Channel and Enterprise Services (CES) Team in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), managing and developing digital platforms & connectivity services that support multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations. She joined Citi 20 years ago in Poland and since worked in 4 countries & 2 regions in various roles including product development, product sales and business strategy.
Magda was named One of Top 10 Emerging Women Talents in Business by Rzeczpospolita (daily Polish business newspaper) in 2014, also filmed and featured on the largest Polish internet portal (www.onet.pl) in 2015 edition of Polish Professionals working in London’s City. She is a member of CitiWomen Network in UK and is focusing on young talent recruitment in Financial Services. Co-founder and Board Member of Beach Volleyball Foundation in Poland
Malcolm Pape is the Europe, Middle East and Africa CFO at Experian plc, where he leads a large finance function spread across 15 countries, partnering the businesses to drive premium profitable growth. A qualified Management Accountant (ACMA), Malcolm has over 15 year experience in Finance and Operational roles, spanning Outsourcing, Technology and Data Services companies.
Malcolm is a mathematician and economist, studied at Loughborough University and a keen sportsman. Applying rigorous analytical thinking, a competitive mind set and a high performing team ethos, he has specialised in turning around difficult, ailing and problem child businesses.
When not traveling Malcolm lives in Bristol with his wife and three children.
Marcus Treacher is Global Head of Strategic Accounts at Ripple. Marcus has over 30 years of experience in transaction banking and payment technology, including 12 years in global leadership roles at HSBC. He served as a member of the Global Board of SWIFT from 2010 to 2016. Prior to joining Ripple Marcus was HSBC’s Global Head of Payments Innovation, applying emerging fintech to solve customer challenges in digital payments, trade and supply chain. Prior to HSBC, he held leadership positions at Citigroup and Accenture. Marcus also works with industry communities, organizations and governments to help shape new payment practices. He chaired SWIFT’s global advisory body for corporates from 2010 to 2016 and is an independent non-executive director of CHAPS Co, the UK’s RTGS clearing company, where he chairs the CHAPS Security committee & User Group.
20 years spent helping major organisations accelerate transformation programmes, and mobilise organisations for change.
Matt specialises in the design and delivery of collaborative processes that accelerate transformation and solution design. He delivers this through high-impact Transformation Events, Hubs and Hacks supported by virtual collaboration and project management tools to accelerate implementation and adoption of change.
He has worked with senior leaders of major Fortune 500 and FTSE companies and Public Sector bodies across all sectors in UK & Europe, USA, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East to solve their most complex business challenges.
These include strategy delivery, business planning, operating model and organisation design, business processes and technical architecture design, supply chain optimisation and shaping organisational culture and behaviours.
Matt previously worked for Barclays, Capgemini (UK & Australia) and a number of niche management consultancies.
Michel joined Zoetis in November 2014, where he is in charge of the company’s global treasury center. In this capacity, he is responsible to managing cash, banking structures, foreign exchange and other financial risks, funding, liquidity and bank relationships. Before joining Zoetis, Michel has held different positions in finance and treasury, both in the Netherlands and Belgium. Michel is also Vice Chairman of ATEB, the Belgian association of corporate treasurers.
Professor Moorad Choudhry lectures on the MSc Finance programme at University of Kent Business School.
He was latterly CEO of Habib Bank Zurich plc, and prior to that Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank, Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products, Vice President in structured finance services at JPMorgan Chase and a gilt-edged market maker at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, a Fellow of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is author of The Principles of Banking (John Wiley & Sons 2012).
Moorad was educated at Claremont Fan Court school in Surrey, University of Westminster and University of Reading. He obtained his MBA from Henley Business School and his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London.
Pierre-Jean Hanard is a former banker and entrepreneur after a Sloan Fellowship at MIT. Currently he sits on the Advisory Board of several Fintech startups. He also serves as an expert and judge in different startup competitions in the USA at MIT Delta V / GFSA and Harvard (HBS New Venture Competition); in Asia at Startupbootcamp Singapore and Chinaccelerator Shanghai. He is also a regular speaker on Fintech and entrepreneurship and is the co-author of an upcoming book on WealthTech where he addresses banking-as-a-platform strategy (Wiley; January 2018).
Prior to MIT, Pierre-Jean spent over 10 years in banking, mainly at HSBC Private Bank in London, Singapore and Geneva where his last roles were Head of Private Wealth Clients Segment and Chief of Staff to the COO. He is also the co-founder of IDDEA, the first early-stage startup contest and training program in French-speaking Switzerland to support its regional development.
He earned an MBA as a Sloan Fellow from MIT (USA). He also holds a Bachelor degree in Management Science from the University of Liège (Belgium), a Master degree in Marketing Management from Vlerick Business School (Belgium) and a Master in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi (Italy).
Richard Scase is a leading Author, Entrepreneur, and Business Forecaster. He is a leading authority on global trends – incorporating how political, social and economic ‘risk factors’ will shape the future business environment. Professor Scase was recently voted one of the Top Ten most influential people in Britain on personnel/human resource management issues by Personnel Today magazine. In addition, he is a former winner of the prestigious European Business Speaker of the Year Award.
Professor Scase is the author of over 24 books, including Britain in 2010: The Changing Business Landscape, which painted such a vivid picture of the future that it influenced a swathe of UK government policy, as well as being critically acclaimed worldwide. He has also written extensively on how to stimulate entrepreneurialism in large organisations; manage creativity; motivate and lead; and leverage corporate intelligence. In his most recent work, Global Remix; The Fight for Competitive Advantage he explores the impact of incipient global trends – technological, economic, demographic, cultural, political, and social – on both businesses and individuals. His latest book (2014) presents findings on his research on entrepreneurship in China and how this will impact upon the future global environment.
As an entrepreneur, Professor Scase has co-founded and sold two successful media businesses: a major radio station serving the south-east of England, and an on-line provider of learning materials for corporate management development programmes.
As an academic, his research interests range from organisational change and entrepreneurship to the impact of Internet technologies and the restructuring of work and employment worldwide. He has a geographical breadth of experience ranging from his duties as Emeritus Professor of Organisational Change at the University of Kent and visiting professorships at the University of London, Beijing University, Auckland (New Zealand), and Monash University (Australia).
Professor Scase is a contributor of feature articles to newspapers, professional magazines and programmes on radio and television. He has written regular columns for Business Voice (the official monthly publication of the CBI) and the Observer newspaper. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to write policy-focused, official reports for government and other statutory bodies. These include Fit and Fifty for an all-party committee of MPs representing older workers in the UK, Europe in 2010 for the European parliament, Regional Futures 2003 for the UK’s National Housing Federation and Business Futures 2014 for the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales).
Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President is Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of State Street Global Advisors and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. In his role as Chief Investment Officer Rick has responsibility for all investment management activity at SSGA, including research and trading.
Prior to his current role, Rick was Head of Global Active Equities, and previously European CIO. Before joining SSGA in 2000, he held a wide variety of posts in quantitative fund management and research at Gartmore Investment Management, including periods as Head of Quantitative Research and Head of Structured Equities. Rick has a BSc (Hons) in Operational Research from Lancaster University and MSc in Econometrics from London Guildhall University.
Rick is a member of the FTSE Russell Policy Advisory Board, the MSCI Editorial Advisory Board and the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Association. He is a regular writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences.
Rohit is a Director in Eurasia Group’s Corporate Advisory Services team, providing counsel to executive teams of some of the world’s largest corporations. Rohit has a wealth of experience in consulting, analytics and outsourcing from Capgemini, Xerox, Integreon, Moody’s and also co-founded Judicium Consulting. His experience focuses on organisation strategy, transformation and operational improvement. Rohit, who earned master’s degrees from the Cranfield School of Management and Durham University, once spent seven weeks in the Shaolin Temple learning Kung Fu, and spent four weeks trekking the Himalayas, circling Mount Kailas and reaching 23,000 feet up the northeast ridge of Mount Everest.
Eurasia Group is recognised as a leading authority on geopolitics and its impact on business, keeping boards ‘one step ahead’ of a changing world, by anticipating and navigating the macro environment, disruptions, country politics, reforms, and regulations, in order to mitigate risks and seize growth opportunities.
The firm is led by Dr. Ian Bremmer, founder and President and includes Senior Advisors such as Right Honorable Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary general and chief of staff at the United Nations, Hon. Enrico Letta, former prime minister of Italy, Hon. Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia, Hon. Radosław Sikorski, former foreign minister of Poland, Dr. David F. Gordon, former Vice Chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, and Robert D. Kaplan, bestselling author and formerly a member of the Pentagon’s Defence Policy Board.
Sally Cooper is a foreign exchange specialist, helping UK and European businesses manage foreign exchange risks and transactions. She brings a decade of FX market experience, 9 years with HSBC and more recently leading INTL FCStone’s growth into the UK and European corporate foreign exchange market. She works closely with businesses to understand and manage all aspects of their foreign exchange risks and provides a range of service from simple execution to structured risk management solutions.
Sally has over 18 years’ experience within multinational retail businesses, currently Head of Group FP&A and Treasury at Whitbread, a FTSE 50 best known for its Costa and Premier Inn brands. Her role gives a unique view across the organisations’ business planning along with the funding of the group world wide. In recent years, she has raised £1.6bn of debt through USPP’s, Public Bond and RCFs, whilst implementing Whitbread’s Treasury Operating Model including a new TMS. Across her 14 years at Whitbread she has been promoted from key operational business partnering finance roles focussing on challenge and delivery of targets, to more strategic roles streamlining planning processes, driving capital allocation decisions and adding value through clear insights. Whilst qualifying as a Management Accountant, she worked in the pricing and treasury functions at Volkswagen Financial Service (UK) before moving to Scottish & Newcastle Retail as a Finance Manager for three years.
As Head of Client Relations and Marketing, Kaufmann leads sales and marketing for Fides, including customer relations and partnerships. Kaufmann has more than 18 years of experience in banking, including a combined 11 years with Credit Suisse and Fides. Simon joined Fides as a client relationship manager in 2014. In 2017, Fides formed a new department designed to improve and extend customer service under Kaufmann’s leadership. Simon holds besides a comprehensive banking background a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from HWZ, University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland.
Tim is a well-rounded finance professional with a track record of defining & implementing effective strategies, engaging teams and delivering transformational change. He has experience in multinational organizations, supported by excellent capabilities in cross functional / cultural cooperation and communication. As a young and dynamic senior executive he challenges and redefines the status quo. He has been very successful in several different industries and able to effectively act at different levels of the organization to stimulate a value driven culture.
He is currently responsible for a team of 15 Fte that run the Strategic Finance & Treasury activities at the Port of Rotterdam Group, these include but are not limited to Business Control, Governance and Management of subsidiaries, Investment & Portfolio Management, as well as the following Treasury functions: Payments & Cash management, Liquidity management, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations & Financial Risk Management. He is also an executive Director for Blocklab BV, the Rotterdam Blockchain Fieldlab, where he stimulates the use of Blockchain technology in the Logistical & Energy sector.
Will is a Vice President, Portfolio Strategist at State Street Global Advisors. He is a member of the Global Cash and Global Fixed Income Investment Management Teams. Will is responsible for the communication of cash and fixed income investment strategy and performance to clients, consultants and prospects. He covers multiple sectors and vehicles, including both active and indexed fixed income.
Prior to joining SSGA in 2014, Will spent time on both the advisory and brokerage side of the business. Most recently he was part of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Institutional Fixed Income Sales team and Merrill Lynch’s Institutional Money Market Sales Team. Prior to Merrill Lynch will worked as a Money Market Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income Trader for Columbia Management and Fleet Investment Advisors.
Will received his BA from Roanoke College and has his Series 7 and 63 Securities License.
Winny graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil Distinction in Management Studies. She started her finance career with professional accountancy firms, including Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, where she completed her ACA training. This provided valuable experience, leading Winny to working for the Global Media Enterprise, Viacom, where she travelled extensively, accumulating further expertise whilst working in different business environments and cultural settings.
Almost twelve years ago, Winny joined the fast growing pharmaceuticals company PPD, where she contributed to the significant growth of the company. She took on further professional training with ACT and helped PPD set up its current global treasury function. PPD is now a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and life cycle management services. PPD has 20,000 employees and operates in 100 + countries.
In a recent interview, Winny was described as ‘[having] a willingness to up sticks and move to where the action is, plus a strong commitment to the treasury discipline, Winny Li’s career has all the hallmarks of the exemplary 21st-century treasurer.
Yeng is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Business of State Street Global Advisors, and a member of SSGA’s Senior Leadership Team. Since joining the firm in 2010 as Head of US Cash, Yeng has shaped the vision for the business and delivered expanded market share for SSGA Global Cash, despite the challenging markets facing cash in the continued low rate environment. She was instrumental in building a global sales team that ensures a seamless and highly differentiated client experience to our large multinational corporate cash clients. Further, her collaboration with key areas across the broader investment services organization has firmly entrenched the cash business as a core business for SSGA.
Before joining SSGA, Yeng worked at State Farm Insurance, opening and managing the Napa, California branch where she was responsible for developing relationships with high net worth clients and representing the firm’s financial services product lines. Earlier in her career, Yeng was communications manager and conference director for Business for Social Responsibility, a thought-leading organization in corporate social responsibility in San Francisco. Yeng began her career at Merrill Lynch and was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where she helped develop and implement a range of sales and marketing strategies that more than doubled the size of their institutional cash business.
Yeng earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College with Honors and a double major in Government and Asian Studies. She completed an M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Yera is Head of Liquidity Solutions within Transaction Banking Products and Services at Barclays. She is responsible for driving the delivery of Barclays’ liquidity product set globally and providing integrated liquidity solutions to the corporate, financial institutions and non-bank financial institutions clients. Yera has a wealth of experience in global liquidity management. She joined Barclays from JP Morgan where she was EMEA Head of Liquidity. Prior to that, she was responsible for Liquidity Services at HSBC for 11 years, a role which involved the coordination and development of HSBC’s global liquidity management. Yera is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford.
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