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Thank you to those that attended this year
We were delighted to be back live from the Hilton London Canary Wharf for our premier event for treasurers operating in Africa.
For Africa the pandemic is not over and the economic fallout will be felt for some time. The IMF forecasts growth 3.8 percent in 2022 in the sub-Saharan region against a global outlook of 6 percent. Despite this, Africa continues to present a great opportunity for those that know how to overcome the unique challenges and risks of doing business in the region.
In its 9th year, the event brought together 150+ corporate treasury professionals from leading multinationals – all involved in markets across the continent – to benchmark their approach against peers and gain practical solutions to their operational challenges.
Through a series of debates, case studies and interactive roundtables, this essential one day event focused on how treasurers can redesign treasury operations for cost and efficiency, power innovation and support business growth.
We will convene again in London in March 2023. Register your interest for updates.
Explore the latest innovations and understand the changing developments in this dynamic region.
Key topics at a glance:
Managing liquidity risks
Asses the tools and technologies that measure, monitor and manage liquidity risks
Centralised vs. decentralised treasury operations
Debate the pros and cons of different organisational strategies, and if remote work is here to stay
The evolution of payment ecosystems in Africa
How to develop payment infrastructure and technologies, in partnership with stakeholders
Developing financing strategies
SCF and working capital solutions in Africa
Explore drivers for digital adoption, and the opportunities and challenges of digitisation
FX risk and trapped cash solutions
Discuss both local currency FX risks, and strategies for freeing up trapped cash
2022's leading treasury speakers 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.
Why did delegates attend?
- To assess the latest tools to help them measure, monitor and manage liquidity risks
- To discover the latest developments in treasury and payment technologies
- To deep-dive into treasury markets and operations in specific countries
- To learn how their peers are digitising systems and processes to drive efficiency and improve visibility
- To debate the pros and cons of different organisational strategies, and if remote work is here to stay
- To explore financing strategies, SCF and working capital solutions in Africa
- To connect with new business partners and solutions providers at the forefront of treasury innovation
“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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