Partner, Head of Motive Labs Motive Partners US
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.
- 10:00 amCollaboration beats competition, or does it? Winners and losers in the banking world, Plenary
Regional Director, Europe Editor The Democracy Index, Economist Intelligence Unit UK
Joan heads a large team of analysts covering Europe, in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Country Analysis division. Her specialist areas are the UK, Democracy, Geopolitics, Economies in transition, Greece and the Balkans. Joan has long experience in sharing her country and specialist expertise with clients. She is an experienced speaker and media presenter. Joan is the editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s flagship annual Democracy Index.
- 9:20amBrexit: uncertainty reigns, Plenary
Professor of Business & Public Policy University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government
Karthik Ramanna is Professor of Business & Public Policy and Director of the Master of Public Policy Programme at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Karthik was previously on the faculty of Harvard Business School. At Harvard, he also held the Henry B. Arthur Fellowship in ethics, the Marvin Bower Fellowship recognising innovative faculty research, and a visiting fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, he is a faculty associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. At Harvard, Karthik taught the MBA course Leadership & Corporate Accountability, where he helped build a curriculum to develop leaders who can confront the 21st century’s most challenging problems. Karthik serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including as co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Accounting, Economics & Law and as associate editor of the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the most-cited outlet in that field. To more directly impact business policy, Karthik occasionally writes for the popular press, including the New York Times and the Economic Times. He has also consulted with the Brookings Institution, the Center for Audit Quality, and several leading auditing and financial firms. Karthik received his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an American citizen.
- 9:20amRe-thinking globalisation, Plenary
Editorial Cartoonist The Economist
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.”
- 12:00pmKAL's Closing, Plenary
Head of Ventures 11:FS UK
Simon is co-Founder and Blockchain Lead at 11:FS, he is one of the most recognised thought leaders on Blockchain and DLT. Previously at Barclays, he established the bank as one of the leaders in blockchain thought and action, Simon also serves as an advisor to central banks and governments, in addition to consulting the top 20 banks on blockchain. He’s helped a variety of startups flourish through the Barclays Accelerator. He also co-hosts Fintech Insider, #1 business podcast on iTunes, listened to in over 152 countries and Blockchain Insider a brand new podcast launched in July.
Managing Director LiquidX US
Aarti Rao joined LiquidX in January 2016 and is responsible for on-boarding and managing the relationship of Corporate clients on the platform. Prior to LiquidX, Aarti worked at Barclays Bank for 11 years where she held a number of senior client coverage roles in the US, UK and India. During her time at Barclays, Aarti primarily focused on the Healthcare and Industrial sectors working with Investment Grade and High Yield Multinational Corporate clients. She specialized in cross border banking related to debt finance, trade finance, risk management, cash management and card services. Aarti holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Pune, India, and a Masters in Finance and Management from the University of Essex, UK.
Head of Treasury and Investor Relations Renewi UK
- 4:00pmDicing with debt, Stream 6
ARC Solutions, USenior EuroFinance Tutor ARC Solutions UK
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Adrian spent a number of years with IBM, in a variety of treasury and sales roles. Adrian was also part of the implementation team which created IBM International Financial Services, the European centralised treasury operation based in Dublin. Adrian then joined the newly created cash management consultancy team of Chase Manhattan Bank, with a brief to help create cash management solutions which matched the needs of customers’ underlying businesses and technology infrastructures. As a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he specialised in managing change in the finance function, including re-engineering of corporate treasury. His current company is an independent consultancy providing advisory, design and implementation services to corporates and banks, on a variety of change-related issues within the finance function. Services include strategy development, process design, bank and vendor selection and project management. Clients include major corporations with a strong international focus.
EMEA GTS Head of Product Management - Corporates Bank of America UK
- 2:00pmUnderstanding the payments ecosystem, Discovery Lab 2
Trader on Finance Markets GAZPROM NEFT PJSC Russia
Aleksandr Kovtun joined Gazprom Neft in December 2015. Recently he worked for Bank “Saint-Petersburg” where he was a part of team in charge of long and short-term trade finance operations. Now, while managing trading operations of Gazprom Neft on financial markets, he is responsible for all Group activities on money, FX and derivatives markets as well as for hedging operations. Aleksandr is also hold position of an assistant professor in Saint-Petersburg State Economic University.
- 2:00pm The ins and outs of sanctions, Complex Markets
CFO & Head of Capital Markets CRX Markets AG Germany
In April 2017, Alexei joined the executive board of CRX Markets and is responsible for Capital Markets, Finance, Operations, Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Before joining CRX Markets at the beginning of 2015, Alexei worked at Goldman Sachs for almost fifteen years in various roles ranging from Debt Capital Markets, Principal Finance and Structured Sales & Solutions. As a Managing Director, he was responsible for the Credit Sales business of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria. Alexei is an athlete fascinated by endurance sports and finished a number of marathons, ultra-marathons and triathlons.
- 4:40pmIntelligent SCF, Discovery Lab 3
Treasury Manager, EME AGCO Limited UK
Allen Davis is the Treasury Manager for AGCO Corporation’s EMEA region, which encompasses 39 different countries and 85 legal entities. Allen started his career at AGCO in 2011, and has served in several roles of increasing responsibility within AGCO’s Finance & Treasury functions in his 8 years with the company. Allen is based at AGCO’s European finance headquarters in Stoneleigh, UK, and began his career at AGCO at the company’s headquarters in Duluth, Georgia, USA. Allen graduated from the University of Georgia’s Honors College with degrees in Accounting and Finance in 2010. Allen is a Certified Treasury Professional, a designation he has held since 2015.
- 4:00pmChoosing the right cash concentration structure, Stream 1
Head of Northern European Sales, GTS EMEA Bank of America Germany
Alwin Harkema is Head of GTS Large Corporate Sales, Northern Europe, leading a team focused on delivering cash, trade, liquidity, card and transactional FX solutions to a portfolio of headquartered corporate clients in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Nordic countries as well as EMEA treasury and buying centres for U.S. and Asia multinationals in this particular region. He has worked in the transaction banking area over 20 years now and joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in April 2013 as GTS Senior Treasury Sales Officer and since May 2018 active in his current role as Head GTS Large Corporate Sales. Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alwin was Heading up the GTS & Transaction Banking department for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at BBVA in Frankfurt and before worked in different senior positions in the GTS and Client Coverage area at ABN AMRO Bank/RBS and Rabobank International.
- 2:00pmShould treasury revisit the limits of centralisation?, Stream 2
Executive, Consolidated Cash & Banking GE Treasury Ireland
Aman has been in his current role since May 2018 and has been in Dublin since June 2016. He oversees cash management & banking relationships for North America and Europe. He is also responsible for consolidated cash reporting & analytics for GE & GEC. Prior to this, he was Director, cash operations for EMEA & APAC based in Gurgaon, India. Aman has been with GE & Treasury since Feb 2007. Prior to joining GE, Aman spent 4 years with PwC in India as an auditor. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. Aman enjoys traveling: especially road trips with his wife, Anisha. They have ranked ‘PCH 1’ in California as the best drive they’ve been on so far.
- 4:00pmThe transformation continues: GE's journey, Stream 4
Andreas Kern Sloth
GAZPROM, NEFT, PJSC Russia
- 2:00pmDeveloping a dynamic currency hedging strategy, Stream 6
ADV Consulting - Treasury and Trading PwC Switzerland
Aniket Kulkarni leads PwC’s treasury and trading technology practice in Switzerland. Prior to joining PwC, he worked as a global product manager for treasury and commodity risk management in SAP. Aniket has a team of experts, helping corporates and trading companies in implementing treasury, FinTech and commodity trading systems and processes. He holds an engineering degree and a post graduate diploma in finance, and is a certified treasury manager CTM.
- 4:00pmGetting efficient and transparent digital payments & collections, Discovery Lab 2
Executive Vice Chairman Mastercard UK
In her role as Vice Chairman, Ann represents Mastercard around the world, focusing on inclusion, diversity and innovation. She plays the important role of senior ambassador and executive leader with a global remit and sits as part of the company’s global management committee. She is passionate about the role Mastercard can play in delivering inclusion through innovation and continues to build new global partnerships with governments, businesses and NGOs. Prior to this appointment, Ann was President of International Markets responsible for the management of all customer-related activities in over 200 countries around the world. In this role she focused on building sustainable, strong growth rates across both mature and emerging markets. She has led the company’s expansion into new and diverse geographies and opened up new customer segments; embracing the continued evolution to digital while driving an increased focus on safety, security and convenience. Ann brings more than 20 years’ experience working in senior management positions across Europe and the U.S., where she ran global retail, commercial and investment banking operations. Prior to joining Mastercard in August 2011, Ann was head of the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal in London, where she led the European team managing Lehman Brothers Holdings International through the Chapter 11 process. In addition she helped restructure banks across Europe including Ireland & Iceland. Ann has also held senior positions within many global organisations, including a tenure as CEO of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO, and 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup. Ann is currently the Chair of ICE Clear Europe, one of the world’s leading clearing houses. She has previously held board positions with ICE, AstraZeneca and Charitybank as well as chairing the ABN foundation. She has a Pure Mathematics degree and honorary doctorate from Sheffield University and a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. An early career as an award-winning research engineer, culminated in the role as the Head of Offshore Engineer-Planning for British Gas where Ann was the first woman qualified to go offshore in Britain.
- 11:40amThe collaboration culture in action: the future of financial services , Plenary
Treasurer Asahi Breweries Europe Group UK
Anthony is currently Treasurer for Asahi Breweries Europe Group and has more than 20 years’ experience in various FMCG Treasury roles. ABEG came about following the acquisition of SABMiller’s Central European business by Asahi Group Holdings for €7.3bn. He oversees a centralised Treasury with a focus on Cash, Commodity and Foreign Exchange risk management and works closely with Procurement supporting the Group’s working capital agenda. He came into this role post the acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Anthony had been with SABMiller for more than a decade, most recently as Treasurer – Procurement based in Switzerland, responsible for the Global Commodity Risk Management Portfolio, supplier based Foreign Exchange risk management, supporting the implementation of the Procurement Buy – Sell operating model and the Global rollout of Working Capital opportunities such as Supply Chain Financing. Prior to SABMiller, Anthony was with Hewlett Packard and Diageo. Anthony earned a B.A. Economics 2.1 at University of Greenwich and AMCT.
- 4:00pmUpgraded: Building a technology-led SCF programme, Discovery Lab 3
MD EuroFinance US
- 9:00amWelcome address, Plenary
Deputy Treasurer Booking.com Netherlands
Bart Verweij joined Booking.com in May 2011. As Deputy Treasurer he is currently responsible for the Front-Office and Banking teams within Treasury. Prior to joining Booking.com, Bart gained 5 years of Treasury experience in various roles at Kroymans Corporation and Citadel Enterprises in the Netherlands. Bart has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is a certified International Cash Manager and holds the Registered Treasurer title. Early 2019 Bart joined the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers (DACT) as board member.
- 2:00pmDefining digital the treasury way, Stream 3
Sales Director EMEA BELLIN Germany
Benjamin Knierim joined BELLIN as a treasury consultant, but soon shifted his focus to sales. He was involved in presales activities, including preparing and presenting workshops. He moved on to the corporate cash management section at BAWAG P.S.K where he helped complete the SEPA migration process in Austria. Benjamin then returned to BELLIN and was put in charge of sales in Austria, Switzerland, the south of Germany and France. Given BELLIN’s dynamic growth, his focus markets today are France and Switzerland. In 2019, he was also given responsibility for EMEA.
- 2:40pmGlocalising treasury: how to be both global but local, Stream 5
Manager, Solution Engineering, Strategic Accounts HighRadius
Bill Sarda has worked across CPG, Construction, Transportation & Software industries for close to 10 years. He spent 5 years at HighRadius working across the Product & Consulting teams and has been involved in various AR transformation projects over the past few years. He specializes in conducting detailed assessment of the Accounts Receivable process , benchmarking and developing a detailed roadmap for companies to attain the best in class standards. Bill is currently managing the Solution Engineering team for Strategic Accounts of HighRadius.
- 4:00pmTechnology Showcase: The EuroFinance beaury parade , Discovery Lab 4
Director Zanders UK
Birgita is a Director at Zanders UK and has provided Treasury consulting services over the last 12 years. Birgita initially was responsible for auditing the treasury function of a wide range of companies and then specialised in providing treasury advice across system selection and implementations, foreign exchange risk management, commodity risk management and target operating models. In this role, Birgita has supported clients in assessing how technology could be used to drive efficiency across Treasury and Finance functions as well as identified ways it can improve the control environment. Birgita holds a MSc in Business Administration and Accounting, and an ACT qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasures in London.
VP Strategy Kyriba Canada
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.
- 4:40pmEvolution in the TMS ecosystem, Stream 3
A great networking opportunity. Everyone is here!
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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