Speakers

  • Anneli Walltott
    Anneli Walltott Sandvik
    Assistant Treasurer & Head of Cash Flow Management

  • Bernardo Aparicio
    Bernardo Aparicio Absa Bank Mozambique
    Head of Corporate and Investment Banking

    Bernardo is currently the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Absa Bank Mozambique, where he is responsible for the Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Markets businesses. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Absa Bank Moçambique. Bernardo was previously the Head of Investment Banking Coverage across the Southern and East Africa region. He was appointed to the position in June 2013 with over 13 years of banking experience primarily in the Project and Infrastructure Finance sector. After joining Baclays in 2009 he has worked in the Project Finance sector with a focus on Portugal. Bernardo was then appointed the Co-Head of the International Debt Finance team at Barclays, based in London, responsible for all corporate debt origination in the EMEA region. Prior to Absa, he was the director for Infrastructure Finance in Banesto (Santander Group) in Madrid and VP of the Project Finance team of CaixaBI (Caixa Geral) in Lisbon, with a focus on Europe, the US and Latin America. Bernardo has a degree in Economics from the Universidade Nova in Lisbon

  • Foluso Ayo-Olaiya
    Foluso Ayo-Olaiya Citi Nigeria
    Product Sales Head, Treasury & Trade Solutions

  • Ibtihel Sadfi
    Ibtihel Sadfi Decathlon International
  • Manish Joshi
    Manish Joshi GE Capital, UAE
    Director, Cash & Banking, Middle East, Turkey & Africa

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

    Murat joined Heineken in 2008 and he is the regional treasurer for Africa, Middle East and Russia. In addition to treasury leadership across this geography, he also has global responsibilities in the areas of long-term financing for the Group, debt capital markets and credit rating agency relationships. Prior to joining Heineken, he worked in various management roles in treasury and corporate finance at Finansbank, Sabanci Holding, DupontSA and MARS Incorporated.

  • Natalia Martynova
    Natalia Martynova BAT Plc
    Regional Treasury Manager - Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa

    Natalia is a graduate of Moscow University (Russian Academy of Finance). She is also fully qualified in CIMA and AMCT. Natalia currently oversees operations of 50+ end markets from a treasury perspective. This involves setting treasury strategy across the full spectrum of commercial treasury activities (e.g. cash management, FX, funding, working capital management). From an Africa perspective, the primary focus over the last 3 years has been on driving critical treasury initiatives, including securing trapped funds in Angola, optimising sales collections in South Africa and managing FX risk in markets with very limited hedging instruments available. Previously, Natalia has been Head of Treasury operations in Russia, then Head of Treasury role for Southern African markets based in Cape Town.

  • Pat Thaker
    Pat Thaker Economist Intelligence Unit, UK
    Regional Director Middle East & Africa

    Since 2000, Pratibha Thaker has directed the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa team, which publishes regular country reports and forecasts on macroeconomic, business and political conditions. Working with a substantial pool of external contributors and an internal team of regional and country specialists, she provides the intellectual leadership necessary to ensure the EIU forecasts for the Middle East and African economies are among the most accurate and insightful available to international decision makers. She is responsible for ensuring that the forecasts and analysis for the Middle East and African economies are closely integrated with the EIU’s global macroeconomic outlook.

  • Rahul Daswani
    Rahul Daswani Microsoft, UAE
    Group Finance Manager - Middle East, Africa & India, Strategy & Incubations, Worldwide Payment Solutions

    Rahul Daswani is leading Microsoft’s financing initiatives for India & Middle East Africa. Finance professional having 19+yr’s work experience in treasury and corporate finance. Successful career with Ge-Capital, Nokia, Citibank and Microsoft across Asia & Africa Geographies. Proficient is working capital, cross border transactions, treasury and credit risk management. Comprehensive understanding of Process Management, Industry trends and Managing teams during disruptive change. Strong business skills beyond finance demonstrated via high impact cross-functional projects recognized by company & industry wide awards. Effective leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Razia Khan
    Razia Khan Standard Chartered
    Director, Cash & Banking, Middle East & Africa

  • Viplav Rathore
    Viplav Rathore Standard Chartered, UAE
    MD, Head of Cash Management for Africa, Middle East and Pakistan

    Viplav has over 21 years of banking and treasury experience, with in-depth expertise around various aspects of International Cash and Treasury Management. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he was the Treasury Director at GE Corporate Treasury, heading up their Transaction Banking team for the EMEA & APAC regions. Viplav brings to the table diverse experience, gained from managing GE‘s treasury needs in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific cutting across Cash and Liquidity Management, FX hedging, Risk Management and Middle Office functions. He was actively involved with the set up of the RTC and SSC and the creation of complex cash pools and “In House Bank” structures. He has also led a number of global process re-engineering projects for productivity, cost and controllership wins. In Nov 14, he joined Standard Chartered Bank in London to run the Bank’s Treasury Advisory practice for Europe. He was working with the key clients of the bank to offer them best practice advice and solutions helping them to achieve their efficiency and control aspirations and to crease best in class treasury infrastructure. This included selection of platforms (TMS, SWIFT bureaus), design and set up on IHB, centralizing operations in SSC, integration of acquired companies, payable and receivable optimization and drafting treasury policies and procedures. Since Feb 2017, he is with Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai as part of the Transaction Banking business for Africa and Middle East. Till Aug 2019 he was running Cash Products and Treasury solutions for AME and the cash business for the UAE. In his current role he leads up Cash Management for Africa and MENAP. 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.