Speakers

If you are a corporate treasurer with an interesting story to tell, then we would love to hear from you. Please email Jelena at jelenatararyko@eurofinance.com.

  • Alberto Corvo
    Alberto Corvo Motive Partners
    Partner, Head of Motive Labs

    Alberto has been in the Financial Technology sector for over 20 years, managing and growing businesses ranging from startups to multi-million dollar publicly traded divisions. Most recently, Alberto was a Partner in the Advisory division of PwC, leading the Capital Markets Technology and Managed Services practices, where he partnered with clients and a range of global financial institutions. Previously, Alberto was the Global Head of Financial Services for eClerx, then the only publicly traded knowledge process outsourcing company in India, resulting in an 11-times growth in the stock price, a substantial expansion of capabilities and eClerx being named “#1 BPO in Financial Services”. Alberto began his career at FICS in Belgium, where he developed the first commercially successful technology suite for Internet Banking, leading up to its sale. Subsequently, he worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers before joining Murex, where he expanded the firm into a buy-side powerhouse, serving clients including some of the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies. Alberto holds a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, is fluent in 4 languages and has worked, lived and led businesses in North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Allen Davis
    Allen Davis AGCO Limited, UK
    Treasury Manager, EME

  • Bob Stark
    Bob Stark Kyriba, Canada
    VP Strategy

    Bob has 18 years’ experience in treasury technology, working for many of the best known technology providers in the industry. As VP of Strategy at Kyriba, Bob is responsible for global product strategy and market development, and works with clients, partners, and industry influencers to ensure Kyriba is at the forefront of treasury technology. Bob has provided treasury management strategy to some of the world’s largest companies, and is a frequent speaker and author on treasury, risk management, and the cloud.

  • Bruce Edlund
    Bruce Edlund Citrix, US
    Senior Director, Assistant Treasurer

    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 recently 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 two years ago. 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 working in France, Switzerland and Belgium, Mr. Edlund is fluent in French. With his work in Latin America along with living in South Florida for 13 years, he is conversant in Spanish.

  • Charles Hecker
    Charles Hecker Control Risks, UK
    Senior Partner

    Charles Hecker is a senior partner at Control Risks, the global specialist risk consulting firm. Charles is responsible for shaping Control Risks’ thought leadership on geopolitics, global security, and political risk and their impact on international business and investment. He is a frequent speaker at industry, policy and academic conferences and regularly presents the company’s analysis in international media outlets including the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Globalist, Monocle 24 Radio, and The Wall Street Journal. Charles oversees Control Risks’ global political risk output and has lead responsibility for the company’s annual flagship publication, RiskMap. He is also on the steering committee of Control Risks’ joint venture with Oxford Economics, a world leader in macroeconomic forecasting. Prior to assuming his current role, Charles was director, Europe & Africa, corporate investigations. In this capacity, Charles supervised Control Risks’ investigations activities across one of the company’s largest regions. These included due diligence, business intelligence, problem-solving, and anti-fraud/anti-corruption services. Charles oversaw more than 100 professionals and staff across the region, covering offices in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Moscow, Lagos and Johannesburg. He took this position after several years as the general manager of Control Risks’ Moscow office and director of its business in Russia and the CIS. Prior to joining Control Risks, Charles was a reporter for The Moscow Times, an English-language daily newspaper in Russia. Charles also worked as a reporter for The Miami Herald in Florida, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, US journalism’s highest award. Charles received a BA with honors in Russian and Soviet Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Soviet Studies from the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. He speaks fluent Russian and is proficient in French and Spanish.

  • Christian Mnich
    Christian Mnich SAP, Germany
    VP, Head of Solution Management, Treasury & Working Capital Management

    Christian Mnich is working in Finance Solution Management as a Solution Owner for Treasury Solutions at SAP AG, based out of Walldorf, Germany. In this role he is responsible for the Global Solution Management and Go-To Market for the Treasury Applications from SAP including SAP Treasury and Risk Management, SAP Cash and Liquidity Management, SAP In-House Cash, SAP Bank Communication Management and SAP Integration Package for SWIFT. In his previous role, Christian was Product Manager for EPR Financials, and in that role responsible for the topics Payments, Cash Management and Bank connectivity. Furthermore, he was in charge of developments around global payment formats such as ISO20022 and Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Christian is a regular speaker at international treasury conferences and author of articles in specialist publications on a variety of treasury related topics.

  • Darek Kociemba
    Darek Kociemba Mars, Poland
    Finance Digital Factory COO

    Darek is the Finance Digital Factory COO at Mars, where he has been working for the last 15 years. Prior to that, he worked in various finance roles in other FMGC and tax/audit organisations. At Mars, his roles varied from local and global to operational and strategic. Darek is CIMA and SCRUM qualified. Throughout his career, his focus has been to deliver the highest possible value to his stakeholders.

  • David Blair
    David Blair Acarate, Singapore
    MD

    David Blair puts his 25 years of treasury and management experience to work for a broad range of clients through Acarate in Singapore. After starting his career with Price Waterhouse, David went on to set up international treasury operations for ABB and Nokia. David became Group Treasurer at Nokia, and subsequently Vice President of Treasury at Huawei.

  • Douglas Tropp
    Douglas Tropp Booking Holdings Inc, US
    Corporate Treasurer

    Doug joined Booking Holdings Inc. in 2014 as Corporate Treasurer. Doug oversees funding, investments, cash management, share repurchase, insurance, risk management and bank relations. Priceline’s brands include; Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, Agoda.com, rentalcars.com and Open Table. Prior to Priceline, Doug spent 7 years at GE Capital, 7-years at IBM, 2-years at the Hertz Corporation and 8-years as a money markets trader at Fuji Bank Ltd.

  • Hans Oostenbrink
    Hans Oostenbrink Citi, Netherlands
    Head of Benelux Sales, Treasury & Trade Solutions

  • Janko Hahn
    Janko Hahn Autoneum Management, Switzerland
    Head Treasury Operations

    Janko Hahn is Head Treasury Operations at Autoneum in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 2011. Before he joined Autoneum, he acted as Treasury Manager at Rieter since 2010. Prior to that, he worked for Timberland Switzerland GmbH in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, in various Treasury roles since 2005. Janko is married and has three kids.

  • Joerg Wiemer
    Joerg Wiemer Treasury Intelligence Solutions, Germany
    CEO

    Joerg Wiemer, MBA, is co-founder and CEO of TIS. Joerg draws on more than 20 years of experience in the treasury and corporate finance area, with his most recent previous appointment being Senior Vice President and Head of Global Treasury at SAP SE, where he and his team were responsible for international treasury management.

  • John McAnulty
    John McAnulty Richemont, Switzerland
    Group Treasurer

    Mr. McAnulty was appointed Group Treasurer of Richemont, one of the leading luxury goods companies, in 2000 and is based in Geneva. In addition to coordinating all treasury activities he is responsible for overseeing the Group's global pension and insurance programmes. Prior to joining Richemont, he worked from 1989 for SmithKline Beecham plc undertaking a variety of roles in finance and strategy development. From 1985, he worked for the Midland Bank group, first in its leasing subsidiary and subsequently in the banks central finance function. Born in the UK, Mr. McAnulty holds a degree in business studies and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

  • Kevin Kallaugher
    Kevin Kallaugher The Economist
    Editorial Cartoonist

    Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the internationally award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and the Baltimore Sun. In a distinguished career that spans 39 years, KAL has created over 8,000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His résumé includes six collections of his published work, exhibitions in a dozen countries, and awards and honours in seven. These awards include Feature Cartoonist of the Year in Britain, Cartoon of the Year in Europe, the Thomas Nast Prize in Germany and the 2017 Berryman Award for cartoonist of the year in the United States. A graduate of Harvard, he has created acclaimed animations and calendars, toured the United States with the Second City improv comedy troupe and addressed audiences around the world. The “World Encyclopedia of Cartoons” says of KAL, “Commanding a masterful style, Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century.”

  • Matthias Brantl
    Matthias Brantl Porsche AG, Germany
    Director Transaction Controlling & Cash Management

  • Paul Bramwell
    Paul Bramwell EY, US
    Global Treasury Services - Principal

  • Petra Rosenauer
    Petra Rosenauer Flex, Austria
    EMEA Treasurer

  • Pierre Fersztand
    Pierre Fersztand BNP Paribas, France
    Global Head of Cash Management, Trade & Payments

  • Robert Novaria
    Robert Novaria Treasury Alliance Group, US
    Partner

    Bob has more than 30 years of corporate treasury experience in the roles of treasurer, credit director, finance manager and controller at BP America and Amoco Corporation. He has successfully managed post-acquisition integrations, technology upgrades and corporate restructurings. Currently, Bob is a partner with the Treasury Alliance Group, leveraging his corporate experience in client engagements dealing with global treasury, risk and crisis management; cash management and cash flow forecasting; working capital management; shared service operations and general management. He also shares his experiences by tutoring others in courses such as international cash and treasury management, corporate risk management and cash flow forecasting, as well as by chairing, moderating and speaking at treasury conferences worldwide.

  • Robert Zavertnik
    Robert Zavertnik Citrix, US
    Senior Treasury Analyst

    Rob Zavertnik is the Senior Treasury Analyst for Citrix Systems. He has been with Citrix for 5 years and joined their treasury team 2 years ago through their Financial Leadership Development Program. He supports Citrix’s cash management operations, investments, foreign currency hedging, capital markets financing, and stock buyback programs. He has taken an active role in designing and creating better treasury reporting for the team. Rob holds a B.S. in Economics and M.A. in International Business from the University of Florida. He has passed all three CFA exams and will apply for the CFA charter in 2020.

  • Sebastian di Paola
    Sebastian di Paola PwC, Switzerland
    Partner

    Sebastian leads PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Treasury Consulting practice. He is based in Geneva where he is responsible for a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, advising corporates on all aspects of their treasury activities, including risk management, treasury policies, processes, system selection and implementation, controls and accounting. Sebastian is a UK Chartered Accountant, a member of the ACT and has an MA in Law from Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

  • Séverine Le Blévennec
    Séverine Le Blévennec Honeywell, Belgium
    Senior Director Treasury, EMEA

    As Honeywell Senior Director Treasury in charge of the EMEA region, Séverine Le Blévennec supports over 460 affiliates in 55 countries. She is also Honeywell global lead for Treasury Technology. Since she joined the company in ’06 she has been running its in-house bank and managing projects in the fields of cash management, cash investments, EU regulations compliance & lobbying, tax planning and M&A. Her kaizen spirit and strong appetite for technology has led her to steer Honeywell Treasury transformation and digitalization- including using RPA. Previously, she worked 7 years at GMAC European Treasury Centre where she was involved in all aspects of liability management. She has been honoured by numerous international awards but her biggest pride is her two boys.

  • Wolfgang Kalthoff
    Wolfgang Kalthoff BELLIN, Germany
    CTO