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The premier event for treasurers operating in Africa
Economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow at around 4 percent in 2023/24, according to the world bank, as momentum slows amid a downturn in global economic activity and recession or stagnation in the US and Europe. Growth in countries will vary however, this projection is a positive sign of the continent’s resilience and the potential opportunities for those that know how to overcome the unique challenges and risks of doing business in the region.
Now in it’s 10th annual year, this essential one day event will bring together senior-level treasurers from leading multinationals and solution providers to focus on how treasurers can optimise treasury operations for cost and efficiency, navigate the new risk environment, power innovation and support growth. Led by more than 20 experienced speakers, the discussion will focus on providing practical insights with an emphasis on sharing experiences and exploring solutions to common challenges.
Explore the latest innovations and understand the changing developments in this dynamic region
Key topics at a glance:
Analysis of current economic data and the trajectories of markets and nations across Africa
Cash and FX
Strategies for strong dollar and hard currency shortages in local markets
Liquidity and financing
Managing risks to optimise working capital efficiency
The benefits of payments transformation in African treasury operations and how fintechs can help
Debate the benefits of different models and practices to managing treasury activity
Discuss the unique challenges of digital transformation in the region
Corporate treasurers on the speaker line-up this year included:
Group treasurer, MultiChoice Group LtdX
Group treasurer, MultiChoice Group Ltd
Jan Beukes is the Group Treasurer for the MultiChoice Group and also manages the group’s insurance programs. Jan is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA) and holds a master’s degree in forensic accounting.
He has close to 9 years multinational group treasury experience and held positions in M&A and internal audit during his 15-year professional career.
The MultiChoice Group, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is Africa’s leading entertainment company, who creates and secures phenomenal content from all over the world across 50 countries.
Through Irdeto, they are also a world leader in digital platform security for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries.
Head of finance, IBS, Danone SAX
Head of finance, IBS, Danone SA
Treasury professional, Siemens SAX
Treasury professional, Siemens SA
Working with Siemens Pty Ltd in South Africa since 2001 in the Treasury Department.
Experience in Liquidity and Cashmanagement, Foreign Exchange Risk Management.
Governance responsibility in South Africa and the related branches in Southern Eastern and Western Africa.
Also gained experience in other Countries in Africa under previous Company Operating Models, i.e. Nigeria, Mozambique, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Previous background in banking.
Head of treasury, MSC CruisesX
Head of treasury, MSC Cruises
Head finance, Fan Milk West AfricaX
Head finance, Fan Milk West Africa
Regional treasury manager MEA, Nokia CorporationX
Regional treasury manager MEA, Nokia Corporation
8 years combined working experience in treasury and Financial controlling for international corporates in France, then joined Nokia in 2013 to strengthen EMEA Regional treasury team, currently based in Dubai, responsible for North Africa market treasury and structured finance topics.
MSc Auditing, Management Accounting & Information Systems from SKEMA Business school Paris.
General Manager, corporate treasury, MTNX
General Manager, corporate treasury, MTN
Head of cash management strategy, AP Moller MaerskX
Head of cash management strategy, AP Moller Maersk
European treasurer, UPSX
European treasurer, UPS
EMEA Treasurer, Bio-Rad LaboratoriesX
EMEA Treasurer, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Antti Kyyrö is a treasury, banking and corporate finance specialist with 15 years of experience in building and leading both global and regional treasury functions for large multinational corporations such as Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Bio-Rad Laboratories. In addition to his corporate treasury experience, he has worked in banking at Standard Chartered Bank, advising financial institutions and MNCs in their treasury strategy and operations development. During the past 20 years Antti has worked and studied in various countries in Europe and Asia including Finland, the UK, the Netherlands and Singapore. Currently he and his family are based in Zurich, Switzerland. Antti holds an M. Sc. in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a B. Sc. in Economics from the University of Kent.
Director - cash management & banking operations (Middle East, Turkey & Africa), GEX
Director - cash management & banking operations (Middle East, Turkey & Africa), GE
Treasurer, Save the ChildrenX
Treasurer, Save the Children
Edward is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. His Corporate Treasury career spans over twenty five years including leading treasury teams at Rentokil Initial plc and Virgin Atlantic. In late 2017 Edward made the switch to the not for profit sector to lead the Treasury team at Save the Children International. Last year Save the Children worked in 122 countries reaching 45 million of some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.
- Understand the measures your peers are taking to hedge and mitigate ongoing currency risks
- Assess the latest tools to help you effectively measure, monitor and manage liquidity in a rising rate environment
- Discover the latest developments in treasury and payment technologies and learn how your peers are digitising systems and process to drive efficiency and improve visibility
- Debate the pros and cons of different operational models and practices to managing treasury activity in the region
- Connect with key banks operating in the region and solutions providers at the forefront of treasury innovation
- Delivered by EuroFinance, part of Economist Impact, with more than 30 years of experience in developing leading treasury events worldwide
“The event was very fruitful and I learnt a lot from each industry leader on their strategic plans to overcome this unprecedented time.”
“Great event with a diverse range of speakers that presented up to date information on global topics.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn from the pro’s” Varsha Maharaj, Treasury Manager, Oceana Group
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