Advisory board

This year’s Effective Finance & Treasury in Africa advisory board is composed of ten leading professionals across various industries. With their help, we’ve honed in on the topics and challenges that you will be facing in Africa in 2020, including FX, tax, trade finance, new technology, regulation and much more.

  • Andre Oliver
    Andre Oliver PayU
    Group Treasury Manager

  • Geoffrey Gursel
    Geoffrey Gursel Citi
    Head of Corporate & Public Sector Sales & Implementation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Treasury & Trade Solutions

  • Jason Marsden
    Jason Marsden Standard Advisory London Limited
    Transactional Products & Services / Head of Sales: Europe

  • Javier Orejas
    Javier Orejas IATA
    Head of Banking Mgmt EMEA/Americas

    Javier holds a Master’s degree in Law and business administration from the Complutense University of Madrid. A Pre-Doctorate in Law, MBA from ICAI/ICADE and a Master’s degree in finance and banking direction from AFI. In his current role as Senior Banking Manager in charge of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas in IATA (International Air Transport Association), Javier is responsible for designing and implementing new cash management solutions which support airlines’ financial health and enables IATA to make its financial services cheaper, faster and safer. Prior to IATA, Javier held various positions at Accenture in the area of strategic banking consulting.

  • Murat Balta
    Murat Balta Heineken International B.V.
    Regional Treasury Manager (AMEE), Global Treasury & Insurance

  • Servaes Peeters
    Servaes Peeters Siemens
    Head of Treasury South West Europe & North West Africa

  • Shafina Hamed
    Shafina Hamed IATA
    Banking Manager, EMEA & Americas

  • Takachida Kuhudzai
    Takachida Kuhudzai Kimberly Clark
    Corporate Treasury Manager EMEA

  • Victor Penna
    Victor Penna Standard Chartered
    Managing Director, Regional Head of Cash Management Europe & Americas and Global Head of Structured Solutions Development, Cash

  • Willem Scheepers
    Willem Scheepers Unilever
    Director Corporate Finance & Treasury –Asia, Africa, NAMET & RUB