Global Chief Economist & Managing Director, Asia The EIU Singapore
Simon Baptist is the Global Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit and is currently based in Singapore. Simon’s focus is on the global economy, national and international political developments, and public policy. He engages with business, government and international organisations, helping them to understand the operational and strategic implications of the EIU’s forecasts.
Simon is also the Managing Director for the EIU in Asia, with oversight for the EIU’s research, consultancy and C-suite advisory services in the region.
He has a doctorate in economics from and was a lecturer at Oxford University, along with degrees in economics and science from the University of Tasmania. His academic research investigated technology and the determinants of productivity in manufacturing firms.
- 6:00amAsia's diverse economies: directions for the next decade - Centre stage
CFO Parimatch Cyprus
Anna Motruk joined Parimatch in 2013, and since then has successfully grown and developed the finance function of the business. Anna was promoted to CFO in 2016, taking full responsibility for the strategic direction of Parimatch’s finance department.
As CFO, Anna is responsible for ensuring that Parimatch’s finance function can respond and adapt to the ever changing and demanding environment of a high-growth business. She also coordinates Parimatch’s finance teams located in the various geographies Parimatch has operations in. Anna works with Parimatch’s internal and external auditors, manages the company’s balance sheet and tax planning, as well as advising on company structure development. Working alongside Parimatch’s senior management team, she implements flexible processes and accounting systems which can keep pace with the company’s rapid growth.
Prior to joining Parimatch, Anna spent five years as an Auditor at PwC. Anna is a Fellow member of ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountants), having completed a Masters degree with honours in Accounting and Auditing from the Ukrainian Academy of Banking.
In her spare time Anna practices surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and yoga.
- 2:00pmAgile finance processes: the backbone of the business - Stage 3
VP & Group Treasurer Schlumberger USA
Ms. Jaramillo has been at Schlumberger for over 20 years. Prior to assuming her
current role, she served as the company’s North America Controller.
Ms. Jaramillo’s career with Schlumberger spans a variety of management, finance
and marketing positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Her assignments
include serving as Global Controller of Drilling & Measurements, Financial
Controller of the Northern Asia Region, Treasurer of Latin America, and Western
Europe Marketing Manager. Before working in the oil and gas services industry,
she held various technical and commercial positions in the telecom sector.
Ms. Jaramillo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a Master of Business Administration with a
concentration in Finance degree from The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
- 3:00pmTransforming the legacy treasury - Stage 4
Senior Director Treasury Tishman Speyer USA
Head of Treasury Sonder inc. USA
David joined Sonder to found their Treasury department at the start of 2019. Prior to that he spent 4+ years helping Uber expand to nearly 80 countries leading a team that grew to 30 people across 3 locations in the San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Singapore. In addition to the two recent roles with start ups David worked in several public companies such as URS, eBay, and World savings. Before getting into Treasury David worked in Accounting and earned a CPA license in California.
- 6:00pmMaintaining rapid growth? - Stage 2
Independent Treasury and Finance Executive Germany
VP Treasury Operations Shell UK
Frances Hinden is VP, Treasury Operations for Shell and is responsible for liquidity and foreign exchange, cash management, banking arrangements, risk management, insurance, treasury policies and treasury advice across the Shell Group. A mathematician by training, Frances joined Shell in London as an IT graduate recruit in 1994. She has since worked across a variety of IT and finance roles including financial modelling, management information, strategy & planning, and Pensions. She joined Treasury in 2006 and moved to her current role in 2014. In her spare time Frances plays bridge to international standard and enjoys skiing, classical music and hill walking. Frances is also currently vice-chair of the Bank of England Risk Free Rates Working Group. She has an MSc in mathematics from Cambridge University is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
- 1:00pmAre you ready to leave Libor? - Stage 1
Iñaki Castañón Orue
Corporate Treasurer Telefónica Spain
Iñaki Castañón has worked across consultancy, investment banking and financial services for international firms for more than 10 years. Currently oversees Telefonica corporation (IBEX: TEF) treasury operations in Europa, LATAM and US leading end to end treasury activities assuring the most efficient adaptation of financial resources to the operational requirements of 25 countries and more than 10 different currencies in the scope, specialized in performed strategic analysis, financial planning of the cash flow projection and working capital with responsibility for global cash infrastructure and liquidity planning, as well as the company’s debt and FX portfolio. Prior worked in Rexel, Mercedes Benz and Banco Santander covering treasury financial positions, risks and investment portfolio management. Iñaki graduated as industrial engineer with an MBA in financial markets from CUNEF Madrid and has a master in Treasury management
- 5:00pmWorking capital harder - Stage 1
Head of Banking EMEA & Americas IATA Spain
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.
CFO Suzano SA Brazil
Marcelo Bacci is the Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of Suzano, the largest global Pulp and Paper producer. Mr Bacci leads Treasury, M&A, Credit, Insurance, Investor Relations, Controllership, Shared Services Center, Tax, Financial Planning, Risk Management and Compliance. He also is a board member at Veracel Celulose and an independent board member at BRF SA. Mr Bacci began his career at Unibanco, a major Brazilian bank, in 1991, and later servd as CFO at Promon, as Latam CFO at the Louis Dreyfus Company and as Execitive Vice President at Suzano Holding. He also served as chairman of the board of Ibema Papelcartão and as CEO at CP+ Environmental Services. He holds a B.A. in Public Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation of São Paulo (FGVSP) and an MBA from the Stanford University in California.
Senior Editor The Economist Intelligence Unit UAE
Melanie is a senior editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit’s thought leadership division in EMEA. Based in Dubai, she specialises in research on the Middle East and African markets. In addition, she has managed global projects across a range of sectors including financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, energy and trade.
Before joining The Economist Group, she was a senior analyst at MEED Insight, a research and consulting firm serving Middle East and North Africa. At MEED, she developed an expertise in bespoke market studies and financial modelling across a range of sectors spanning construction, finance, power and water, oil and gas, and renewable energy. She held previous posts at the Office of the Chief Economist at the Dubai International Financial Centre and at the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. Melanie has an MSc in International Strategy and Economics from the University of St Andrews and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
- 1:00pm BSTResearch Insights: Building a resilient Treasury - Stage 2
Treasurer Zimmer Biomet USA
- Building today’s treasury team - Stage 2
Treasurer Alibaba China
Randy Ou is currently the Treasury Vice President for Alibaba Group, based in Hangzhou. He has been the Treasurer for China and Treasury Global Center of Excellence in HP, based in Shanghai.
He has also been in the role of Asia Pacific and Japan regional controller for the Real Estate function in Hong Kong, and regional senior business analyst when joining HP. Before HP, he had a few years of finance experiences in the military, finance company, and bank.
He was graduated from National Taiwan University with the major in Economics and obtained MBA degree from University of Michigan, US. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification and was the ex-Principal Advisor for the CFA China Shanghai Representative Office.
- 10am BSTMeet Alibaba and their Treasury team - Stage 3
VP, Assistant Treasurer Prologis USA
Regina Ochev is a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer at Prologis where she oversees the management of company’s banking and rating agency relationships, foreign exchange strategy, liquidity planning, global cash operations and investments. Regina has spent eleven years at Prologis driving and transforming Treasury department as the company quadrupled its balance sheet, entered new markets and increased assets under management more than ten-fold. She has participated in numerous banking and industry conferences including AFP and EuroFinance.
Prior to joining Prologis, Regina spent eight years in a variety of corporate treasury and risk management roles at International Paper Company, Hewlett Packard and Charles Schwab. Regina holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from University of San Francisco. She is a California CPA.
- 5pm BSTThe future of the commercial real estate sector and its changing finance function - Stage 3
EMEA Senior Manager Liquidity Management The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Luxembourg
Rene joined Goodyear’s European Treasury Center in 1987. Some key achievements: single ERP system for all EMEA entities, bank communication, payment factory, multi-currency cash pooling, Treasury module and In-House Cash module, central management of foreign currency exposure
- 3pm BSTNon-stop change in foreign exchange - Stage 1
Senior Director, Group Treasury, Risk and Insurance Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC UAE
Toby joined Dubai Aluminium [now part of the EGA Group] in August 2008 as the Senior Credit Risk Officer with the remit of articulating, implementing and managing DUBAL’s credit risk philosophy. In July 2010, Toby’s portfolio was expanded to include the Corporate Treasury responsibilities of Cash Management, Treasury Operations, Financial Risk Management, Credit Control, Credit Risk Analysis and Corporate Insurances. In late 2011 Toby’s portfolio was further expanded to incorporate the portfolio of Chief Risk Officer responsible for implementing and managing the enterprise risk management framework within DUBAL. In January 2014 Toby was appointed to his current role within EGA where he serves on the EGA Risk Management Committee and is a Board Member of EGA Employee Investment’s and EGA America, Inc.. In 2015 Toby’s portfolio was further expanded to include Group Tax and in 2018 Business Continuity and Shared Services. Prior to joining DUBAL, Toby held the position of Executive Manager at Atradius Credit Insurance NV in Sydney, Australia where he was responsible for the credit risk underwriting, claims assessment and insurance debt recovery for Atradius’ operations in Australasia and South East Asia. Toby enjoys rugby and keeping fit. He has a Bachelor of International Business, an MBA in Capital Projects Management and holds the Advanced Diploma in Treasury, Risk and Corporate Finance [MCT] from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
- 12:00pmA bigger picture view of risk management: business resilience - Stage 1
Global Director Treasury Flour Corporations USA
Todd W. Yoder serves as the Global Treasury Director at Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR); one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance (EPFCM) companies. For more than a century, Fluor has served Clients in the energy, chemicals, power, government, infrastructure, mining, and life sciences & advanced manufacturing sectors. Fluor ranks 153 on the 2018 FORTUNE 500 list, and employs a workforce of more than 53,000 worldwide.
Mr. Yoder has been an invited guest speaker at venues around the world on topics including treasury technology, cash management, capital markets, supply chain financing and risk management, distributed ledger technology; and has been published by The Corporate Executive Board, the Association for Financial Professionals, Reuters and Treasury Today magazine. Mr. Yoder has an extensive background in corporate finance and holds three business degrees including his M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, graduating with academic honors. Mr. Yoder is passionate about eradicating hunger and serves on the North Texas Food Bank Board of Directors. Mr. Yoder is often praised for his down-to-earth communication style that effectively delivers complex financial and economic information in easy-to-understand terms.
- 3:00pmSeeing the wood from the stress in FX hedging: a strategic approach - Stage 1
Treasurer HP Inc. USA
Zac Nesper is SVP & Global Head of Treasury for HP Inc. In this role he is responsible for FX, Capital Markets, Global Treasury Consulting Services, Pension, Investments, Enterprise Risk Management, Insurance, and Credit & Collections. He also serves as chair of HP’s Investment Review Committee (IRC) which oversees pension and 401(k) assets and is a member of HP’s M&A risk committee.
Previously, he was VP & Assistant Treasurer for HP Inc. responsible for all core Treasury functions. Prior to HP, Zac also spent several years at ConAgra Foods where he led the company’s strategic planning processes as well as holding various roles in sales finance and accounting.
Zac is a board member of Keyara’s Gift, a Liberian centric charity focused on educating and providing food and medical care through a network of in country staff. Zac is based in Palo Alto and holds a B.A. from Northwestern College in Economics and Finance and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Zac has twice completed Ironman Triathlons, doing the second after telling his wife at the finish line of the first, “don’t ever let me do that again, it’s dangerous.”
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Ramon Tolk, Ramon Tolk, Senior Director Treasury, Avery Dennison
The treasury event of treasury events!
Jesper Nielsen-Terp, Jesper Nielsen-Terp, Head of Treasury, Danske Commodities A/S
The treasury conference of the year! If there is one treasury event not to miss it’s EuroFinance.
François Masquelier, SVP, Treasury & Risk Management, RTL Group
In addition to presenting highly topical content that is regularly refreshed, EuroFinance gives me the opportunity to meet with many of my clients face-to-face and in one place, saving me cost and time while allowing me to significantly reduce my carbon footprint associated with business travel.
Michael Aragona, Head of Sales, Global Transaction, Mizuho Bank
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