Managing complexity and risk
Economic uncertainty, unforeseen political events, advancing technology; the range of challenges and risks facing treasurers is growing. In the face of this uncertainty, treasurer’s roles have become increasingly sophisticated and multifaceted. They must adapt to shifting markets and evolving risks to safeguard a company’s financial health whilst also achieving optimal efficiency.
Join senior treasurers from well-established international companies across North and South America to discover the latest strategies and innovations to manage complexity and strengthen treasury for the future.
Panel discussions, case studies and networking roundtables will provide opportunities for speakers and peers to share experiences. Debate the benefits of different approaches and operational models and discuss the time and resources required to implement change.
Corporate treasurers already confirmed to speak
Latam finance senior director
PedidosYa / Delivery HeroX
Latam finance senior director
PedidosYa / Delivery Hero
Pamela is a Sr. Director in PedidosYa Latam finance team. She’s been at the company for almost 4 years, starting as Regional Treasurer and for the last two years leading a broader scope which includes Treasury, Tax Accounting. PedidosYa is the Latinamerican brand of Delivery Hero; the leading global quick commerce company. She’s Uruguayan and has held global, regional and local roles in companies like Citibank (Uruguay and NYC), Samsung Electronics (Sao Paulo) and Grupo Biotoscana (Latam specialty pharma company headquartered in Uruguay).
She’s highly committed with furthering the diversity and inclusion agenda that end, and is President and co-founder of PedidosYa´s ERG group for D&I (#HacktheGap)
Group director, assistant treasurer
Cloud Software GroupX
Group director, assistant treasurer
Cloud Software Group
Bruce Edlund is Senior Director, Assistant Treasurer at Citrix Systems, Inc. based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Edlund manages a global team of four who are responsible for cash and liquidity management, investments, cash flow and balance sheet hedging, bank relationships and stock buyback. Mr. Edlund has over 14 years of treasury experience as Assistant Treasurer at DIRECTV Latin America, Senior Corporate Treasury Manager at Citrix, Director of Global Cash Management at Walmart Stores, Inc. and returning to Citrix in 2014. His experience in very different-sized companies in different industries has given Mr. Edlund a wealth of experience into different ways of tackling treasury’s challenges. Prior to corporate treasury, Mr. Edlund worked for five years in investment banking in Latin America, primarily at Bank of America. Mr. Edlund has a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management where he maintains ties and has been a regular guest judge for their FORAD finance competition. He also has B.A. degrees in Economics and French from California State University, Sacramento. After studying, living and/or working in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and South America, Mr. Edlund speaks French and Spanish. With his work in Latin America along with living in South Florida for 13 years, he is conversant in Spanish.
SVP and treasurer
Booking Holdings Inc.X
SVP and treasurer
Booking Holdings Inc.
Doug attended Syracuse University and graduated with a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics. He spent 8-years at the Fuji Bank Ltd. In NYC as a money markets trader. He attended Fordham University graduating with an MBA in Finance & Accounting. Doug joined the Hertz Corporation in 1998 as Manager, Corporate Finance. In 2000, Doug joined IBM treasury. Doug spent seven years with IBM and held roles in capital markets, risk management & foreign exchange. While with IBM, Doug spent two years in Dublin Ireland on an international assignment in the role of Chief Dealer of IBM’s In-house Bank. In 2007, he joined GE Corporate Treasury as a Managing Director. Doug held various roles over his 7-year career at GE Capital. In 2014, Doug joined Booking Holdings as VP, Treasurer. Doug oversees funding, investments, cash management, insurance, risk management, share repurchase and bank relations. Doug was promoted to SVP in February 2020 and is a member of the senior leadership team. Booking Holdings brands include; Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, Agoda.com, rentalcars.com and Open Table.
Mack Makode is Vice President and Treasurer for Under Armour. Mr. Makode was appointed to his current position in April 2018. As Treasurer, Mr. Makode is responsible for capital markets, FX and interest rate risk management, working capital optimization, cash forecasting and treasury operations.
Prior to joining Under Armour, Mr. Makode worked at Mylan for almost 3 years as Vice President and Asst. Treasurer, and General Electric (GE) for almost 10 years, holding progressive leadership positions including Treasurer of two GE Businesses (combined assets ~$70B) with promotion to Asst. Treasurer of GE’s largest operating units (Industrial businesses) with $250+B assets in >130 countries. In these roles, Mr. Makode was responsible for FX, interest rate and commodity hedging strategies and hedge accounting, liquidity analysis and management, traditional and alternate funding, cash flow and working capital management, M&A evaluation and integration, and cash and bank account management.
Mr. Makode received his Ph. D. in Structural Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton Business School. Mr. Makode was a professional badminton player early in his career.
Mr. Makode lives in Clarkesville, MD with his wife and has two sons.
Raul is an Industrial Engineer, and holds a Masters in Finance. Senior executive with over 15 years experience in Finance, Treasury, and FP&A. Worked in Mexico (GNC), Germany (Bombardier), USA, Venezuela and Canada (GE and Mitel) providing leadership in the development of strategic and operational Treasury and Finance objectives, focus on efficiency and keeping things simple.
Certified Crossfit Trainer (CF-L3), International Crossfit Judge, Board Member of the Canadian Functional Fitness Federation, and Member of the Technical Officials Committee for the International Functional Fitness Federation.
Tackling the key issues facing today’s treasurer
Big-picture main stage presentations will examine the factors shaping the US economy, how to respond to these risks and the latest in treasury technology. Two topic-focussed tracks will allow attendees to delve deeper into key focus areas.
The core track will explore how treasurers are raising capital and managing their cash flows in the current economic environment. For those with operations in Latin America, track two will provide practical guidance on regional challenges including FX, cross border payments and supplier and trade financing.
Cash forecasting and AI
The challenges, benefits and ROI from those who have made the switch
Working capital against inflationary pressures
Maintaining essential working capital ratios and mitigating liquidity risks
Treasury teams and operations
Models to best align treasury systems and teams
The evolving payments ecosystem
How treasury payment systems are evolving in the wake of innovation
Supplier and trade financing
Real world examples from treasurers, banking partners and liquidity providers
ERP, TMS and APIs
Roadmaps to success from treasurers at various stages of implementation
Actionable insights, global trends plus real world case studies
Key takeaways for the most strategic treasury teams:
- Explore how to remain flexible to a changing business environment while balancing the traditional role of treasury
- Understand the practical steps towards making enterprise and treasury digitalisation a reality
- Benchmark against innovative treasury teams at the forefront of AI, investment, FX hedging, ESG and more
- Debate the merits of different operational models and practices of managing treasury activity across Latin America
- Network with an unrivalled audience of senior treasury professionals from North and South America including leading banking and technology partners
“The best and most impactful Treasury event in the Americas. Outstanding networking opportunity for Treasury leaders”
Treasurer, Coaction Specialty Insurance
The conference to attend, and come away with your finger on the pulse of Treasury not only in LatAm, but globally!
Assistant treasurer, Ferguson
“Far exceeded my expectations. Great venue to hear Treasury thought leaders, banks and global” companies.
Vice-president and assistant treasurer, FedEx
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