Chief Executive Officer The Economist Group UK
Appointed Group Chief Executive in September 2019. Ms Boro joined The Economist Group from Informa Plc, where she served as Chief Executive of Informa Intelligence. She has a wealth of experience in business-to-consumer and business-to-business information markets, and has previously held senior positions at Ascential Plc (formerly EMAP), CPA Global and the Financial Times.
- 8:50am BSTWelcome address - Centre stage
Zanny Minton Beddoes
Editor-in-Chief The Economist UK
Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Previously she was the business affairs editor, responsible for the newspaper’s coverage of business, finance and science.
Prior to this role, she was The Economist’s economics editor, overseeing the newspaper’s global economics coverage from her base in Washington DC. Before moving to Washington in April 1996, Ms. Minton Beddoes was The Economist’s emerging-markets correspondent based in London. She travelled extensively in Latin America and Eastern Europe, writing editorials and country analyses. She has written surveys of the World Economy, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia.
Ms. Minton Beddoes joined The Economist in 1994 after spending two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she worked on macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Africa and the transition economies of Eastern Europe. Before joining the IMF, she worked as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland, as part of a small group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University.
Ms. Minton Beddoes has written extensively about international financial issues including enlargement of the European Union, the future of the International Monetary Fund and economic reform in emerging economies. She has published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, contributed chapters to several conference volumes and, in 1997, edited “Emerging Asia”, a book on the future of emerging-markets in Asia, published by the Asian Development Bank. In May 1998 she testified before Congress on the introduction of the Euro.
Ms. Minton Beddoes is a regular television and radio commentator on BBC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN and CNBC.
She holds degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University.
- 9:00am BSTThe bigger picture: after the bailout what next? - Centre stage
Abel Martins Alexandre
Treasurer Rio Tinto UK
Senior EuroFinance Tutor & Director ARC Solutions UK
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.
Head of Treasury CarTrawler Ireland
Aimee joined CarTrawler as Head of Treasury in February 2020. In this role, she oversees Funding and Liquidity, Exposure Management including currency, interest rate and counterparty risk, and Bank Relations.
Prior to this role, she spent 9 years with Johnson & Johnson in various roles across their Treasury Centres in Dublin, Belgium, Sao Paulo and New Brunswick where she gained in depth experience of Cash Management, driving Working Capital initiatives, FI Relationship Management, Financial Risk Management, Cash Forecasting & Analysis, Capital Markets, Cash Repatriation as well as Acquisition, Divestiture and Integration experience.
She started her career with ABN Amro’s Outsourced Treasury Centre in Dublin after completing a Bachelor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified accountant.
- 5pm BSTWorking capital harder - Stage 1
Head of Treasury and Investor Relations Endemol Shine The Netherlands
Albert joined Endemol Shine Group as Head of Treasury & IR at the end of 2016 and is responsible for treasury, corporate finance, investor relations and insurance. Albert is a seasoned finance executive with extensive experience in treasury, corporate finance, investor relations and related areas. Prior to joining Endemol Shine, he held several senior roles across different sectors at Veon, NXP, AkzoNobel, Danone, Numico, GUS and Robeco. Albert was the chairman of the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers (DACT) until 2009.
- 2pm BSTLeaveraging new FX liquidity - Lab 1
Corporate VP Finance, Treasury & Investor Relations Infineon Germany
Alexander Foltin is Group Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at Infineon Technologies. He is with the global semiconductor manufacturer since 2004 and has led a variety of financial transactions and projects, most recently the $10bn acquisition and refinancing of Cypress Semiconductor. Previously, he has worked at The Boston Consulting Group and in general finance roles at two start-up companies. Alexander Foltin holds a degree in Business Administration from WHU Koblenz School of Management and is a CFA charterholder.
- 4pm BSTAre we overcomplicating the forecast? - Stage 3
Treasury Sales Manager Northern Europe, GTS 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.
- 2:00pm BSTThe future of the automotive industry and its changing finance function - Stage 3
Executive, Consolidated Cash & Banking GE Capital 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.
- 3:00pm BSTPooling goes digital - Stage 1
Sr. Director, Treasury Flex USA
Anita Bubna is the Senior Director of Treasury at Flex Ltd., a leader in manufacturing supply chains with over 24 billion in revenue and footprint in 30 countries. She has over a decade’s experience designing and developing various working capital solutions. She has launched global supply chain finance , dynamic discounting, and overhauled asset based securitization programs and receivable financing programs to streamline processes and reduce costs. Her experience in treasury includes global cash management, credit, FX and Corporate finance. She is also responsible for leading several digital transformation initiatives at Flex where she partners with fintechs to co-create new solutions.
- 6:00pm BSTThe power of partnership - Lab 2
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, Head of Capital Markets Equinor
Annant is Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Equinor (formerly Statoil), an international energy company with c.20,000 employees developing oil, gas and renewables in over 30 countries.
Annant joined Statoil in 2012, and previously held roles heading strategy, part of the M&A group, and managing large / complex M&A transactions. Prior to Statoil, Annant advised Majors, independents and National Oil Companies on oil & gas transactions at Rothschild
- 12pm BSTThe perfect storm: COVID through a treasury lens - Centre stage
VP Head of Treasury Nordic Entertainment Group Sweden
Åsa Skogsfors is VP Head of Treasury at Nordic Entertainment Group AB (NENT Group) mainly responsible for funding the group, cash management as well as managing financial risk. Åsa has held various positions within treasury and asset management at Modern Times Group AB, AB Electrolux and SEB Merchant Banking with a long experience in the financial markets.
- 1:00pm BSTCash wins: the Nordic way of centralized liquidity management - Stage 3
MD EuroFinance UK
- 12:20pm BSTClosing remarks - Centre stage
Head of Transaction Banking CIB EMEA BNP Paribas France
Aurélia Normand is head of transaction banking CIB EMEA at BNP Paribas. With over 15 years of experience in digital and financial industries, Aurélia joined BNP Paribas CIB in 2007 and has since held a number of senior positions in strategic marketing and communications, including Global Head of Marketing and Communications for Global Markets activities. More recently, she was Chief Digital Officer for BNP Paribas CIB, heading up the business’ industrial and digital transformation efforts. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Aurélia has held different positions in the digital space, notably for AOL and Voyages-SNCF.com. Aurélia is a graduate from HEC (Business School), Paris.
- 11:30am BSTWho cares about normal? A long term plan for business resilience - Centre stage
Treasury Manager, Treasury Agrocorp International Germany
- 8am BSTSupply chain finance: sustainability and ESG in Asia - Lab 2
Head of Treasury Archroma Switzerland
Bas Coolen holds a Master Degree in Economics with 25 year experience in Treasury and corporate finance working for various Banks and corporates. Started his career at Robeco Asset Management, followed by international positions in Corporate Treasury at Panalpina, Syngenta and currently with Archroma in Switzerland where he heads the global treasury team responsible for Treasury, Insurance, credit management and investor relations.
- 1:00pm BSTTaking the lead and streamlining your payment processes - Lab 1
Global Head of Corporate Cash Management Sales Deutsche Bank Germany
Bas Marteijn is the Global Head of Corporate Cash Management Sales since 2018, based in Frankfurt. Bas has served as the Global COO Cash Management & Germany COO Transaction Banking, operating from Frankfurt as well, before taking on his current role. Previous to these roles, Bas held various positions for Deutsche Bank in The Netherlands, amongst which; Head of Commercial Banking and Head of Trade Finance & Head Asset Based Finance. Bas studied General Economics at the University of Amsterdam, with specializations in Macroeconomics, Public Finance & Corporate Finance. He is married with Marianne and they have 2 sons.
- 2pm BSTDigitalise or die - Stage 2
Vice President, Treasury & Collections Ebay USA
- 3:00pmLiquidity, liquidity, liquidity - Stage 1
Treasurer Shopify Canada
- 6pm BSTMaintaining rapid growth - Stage 2
Senior Director, Assistant Treasurer Citrix Systems, Inc. USA
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.
- 5:00pm BSTHow Walmart and Citrix navigated treasury through the covid crisis - Stage 3
Global Head Payments and Receivables BNP Paribas Belgium
Bruno Mellado is the Global Head Payments and Receivables at BNP Paribas. He has held several senior positions in Cash Management within BNP Paribas since joining the bank more than a decade ago. Prior to that, Bruno served as Project Management Consultant for the U.S. and Canadian Federal Governments. He holds an MBA in Finance from Solvay Business School, Belgium and a BCOMM in Business Administration and Marketing from Queen’s University, Canada.
- 2:00pm BSTVisbility, visibility, visibility - Stage 1
Director, Treasury Salesforce Switzerland
Catherine oversees EMEA, APAC and LATAM Treasury Operations for Salesforce and is currently based in Morges, Switzerland, where she recently implemented Salesforce’s inaugural in-house bank. Prior to her current role, she led the Salesforce Americas Treasury Operations team out of San Francisco where milestone achievements included the implementation of SWIFT Alliance Lite 2 and the integration of several major acquisitions. Prior to Salesforce, Catherine began her career in banking at Wells Fargo Bank where she managed technology and life sciences clients and graduated from the credit management training program. In her free time, Catherine enjoys traveling, skiing and hiking.
VP, Treasurer Palo Alto Networks USA
Catherine Portman joined Palo Alto Networks in October 2019. In her role as Vice President and Corporate Treasurer she is responsible for leading the global treasury organization across critical functions, including Cash & Investments, Capital Markets, Global Banking, Risk & Insurance.
Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Ms. Portman spent over 18 years at Juniper Networks, and has worked at several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley throughout her career. She has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
- 3:00pm BSTHow to create a strategic treasury organisation to support long term growth - Stage 2
The treasury event of treasury events!
Jesper Nielsen-Terp, Jesper Nielsen-Terp, Head of Treasury, Danske Commodities A/S
A great networking opportunity. Everyone is here!
Ramon Tolk, Ramon Tolk, Senior Director Treasury, Avery Dennison
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
the event, please provide your