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.

  • David Venables
    David Venables Taulia
    Director

    David has been a member of the Taulia family since February 2019 and is responsible for corporate sales in the UK & Ireland. David joined Taulia from LiquidX, an AR financing and working capital optimisation platform, prior to which he worked in corporate banking at a number of global banks including J.P. Morgan, Barclays and Lloyds. During his time at those institutions, David held a number of senior client coverage roles, with a primary focus on Investment Grade and High Yield corporate clients in the Diversified Industrials sector. His responsibilities encompassed corporate finance, trade finance, treasury services and risk management. David holds a BA (Hons) in Hispanic Studies from the University of Manchester

  • Helena Ramos
    Helena Ramos Impresa
    Director of Treasury & Credit Risk Management

    Helena is Director of Treasury & Credit Risk Management at Impresa. Helena is responsible for various treasury functions, including the management of global cash & banking, capital planning, trade finance, risk finance strategies, liquidity solutions and funding. Helena is also responsible for the development of technology solutions to improve global treasury processes and transactions. Prior to joining Impresa in 2007, Helena held treasury positions at Brandia Central and GSK.

  • Hitomi Ishiguro
    Hitomi Ishiguro Air Liquide
    Group Cash and WCR Manager

    Hitomi Ishiguro is Group Cash and WCR Manager at Air Liquide Group. Hitomi leads WCR optimization initiatives with hundreds of affiliates globally. In addition to business oriented actions such as Customer & Supplier payment term negotiations, Credit & Collection management, Inventory control, Air Liquide has enlarged domain of actions in financial solutions. SCF is one of key subjects where Hitomi continues focusing on since 2018.

  • Ignacio Cerro
    Ignacio Cerro GE Renewable Energy
    Former Finance Director Supply Chain Finance

    Ignacio Cerro is a seasoned finance profesional with a track record of over 24 years of extensive experience in multinational environments and differents sectors (Pharma, Renewables, Automotive). He has held senior positions serving as CFO and Finance Directors in big corporations (Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Johnson Controls, LM Wind Power, GE) where he played a key role in several finance and supply chain projects across the organizations. Recently he has spent 2 years in Brazil as FD to turnaround the affiliate with special focus on cash generation.

  • Imre Guba
    Imre Guba S&P Global Ratings
    FCCA, Director, Accounting Specialist

    Imre Guba currently holds the position of Accounting Specialist for S&P Global Ratings which he assumed in 2013. In this role, Imre serves as a consultant to the EMEA based corporate credit analysts on financial and non-financial reporting, corporate governance, and S&P criteria application matters. Imre participates in S&P’s outreach initiatives to investors, intermediaries, regulators and standard setters on financial and non-financial reporting and governance matters. He publishes articles on accounting and corporate governance matters with credit analysis impact.He is a Steering Group member of the European Corporate Reporting Lab@EFRAG. Before joining S&P Global, Imre had a variety of roles in PwC. Imre earned his degree in Economics and Accounting from Debrecen University, Hungary. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

  • Ivan Palacios
    Ivan Palacios Moody's
    Associate Managing Director, CFG

    Iván Palacios is an Associate Managing Director within Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and he has responsibility for a team of analysts in Madrid and Milan covering the TMT, consumer goods, food and beverage sectors in the EMEA region. Iván joined Moody’s in 2002 and he has worked in Madrid and Singapore. Prior to joining Moody’s, Iván worked for Goldman Sachs in London. Iván has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros in Madrid.

  • Kamel Alzarka
    Kamel Alzarka Falcon Group
    Chairman and Founder

    Kamel Alzarka is the Chairman and Founder of Falcon Group – having founded the company in 1994. Today, the company is a leading specialist inventory management solutions company, present in 20 countries having deployed US$8 billion in the past three years, and offices in eight cities globally. With over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry, Kamel is responsible for the overall strategic direction and promotion of Falcon Group.

  • Karel Krejci
    Karel Krejci C2FO
    Director of Working Capital Advisory

    Karel recently joined C2FO as the EMEA Working Capital Advisory Director. Prior to C2FO, Karel served as Director of Working Capital Solutions in Central & Eastern Europe at Ernst & Young, advising corporates on working capital management best practices, products, technology, bank negotiation & accounting treatment. He has over 10 years of experience in implementing dozens of working capital solutions and programmes for corporates within various sectors.

  • Lars Beckman
    Lars Beckman Access AB
    MD, Partner at CORE Process Finance & Treasury AB

  • Martin Schlageter
    Martin Schlageter Roche
    Head of Treasury Operations

    Martin joined the German entity of the Roche Group as Head of Treasury in 1993. In 1998 he became European Head of Cash & Credit Management in Switzerland for the Vitamins Division where he built up a Shared Service Center in this area. After the divestment of the Vitamins Division in 2004 he joined Roche’s Group Treasury as Head of Treasury Operations where he implemented the InHouse bank. Before joining Roche he worked several years in foreign exchange trading in Frankfurt, Singapore and Paris. M. Schlageter holds a degree of the University of Applied Sciences, Rendsburg (Germany).

  • Sigurd Dahrendorf
    Sigurd Dahrendorf Knorr-Bremse
    Former Treasurer

  • Stanka Jokanovic
    Stanka Jokanovic Vestas
  • Stephan Wilckens
    Stephan Wilckens Roche
  • Takachida Kuhudzai
    Takachida Kuhudzai Kimberly-Clark
    Corporate Treasury Manager EMEA

    Takachida Kuhudzai is Corporate Treasury Manager, EMEA for Kimberly- Clark Corporation. Takachida leads strategic treasury activities for business units in Europe, Middle East & Africa covering foreign exchange risk management, capitalisation, funding, cash management and working capital. Takachida is also responsible for managing bank relationships across the EMEA region.