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The Treasury Career Corner

Author: Mike Richards

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In this weekly podcast I interview Treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers.

I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing. Other areas we talk about include;

-Career highlights and lowlights
-Where they got their big break
-What they see as key to their success
-Where do their careers go from here?
-What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession

As a treasury recruitment company, we also explore treasury talent issues and what they believe is the future for treasury profession?
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Besides qualifications, skills, and finance experience, what else is useful for a treasury career? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m joined by Mattijn Bak, Group Treasurer at Vion Food Group. Mattijn is a big believer in travelling to new places, embracing change, and trying new experiences. He says this is all key to developing a fulfilling treasury career. He shares stories of his globe-trotting treasury career, spanning from the Netherlands to Vietnam. Mattijn is an experienced treasurer with a history of working in the food production industry. He’s skilled in Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, and Working Capital Management. Mattijn previously worked at Sperwer Group as a treasurer and gained treasury experience at Nutreco, Friesland Campina, and ING Bank. He obtained a Master’s in Law from Maastricht University and a Master’s in Financial Management (MiF) at Tias Nimbas Business School. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Vion Food Group is an international meat producer with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany, and support offices in thirteen countries worldwide. With annual revenues of €5.1 billion, Vion is one of the world’s top 100 food & beverage companies. Vion supplies customers in its home markets of the Netherlands and Germany, in other countries in Europe, and the rest of the world. On the podcast, we discussed… How Mattijn first started his career in law before moving into finance and treasury Why Mattijn relocated to Vietnam and why he thinks travel is so beneficial for people’s careers Vion Food Groups operations and where Mattijn fits into that How Vion Food Group responded to COVID remote work challenges Why change is a natural part of treasury Why Mattijn believes that real-time data and machine learning are the future of treasury You can connect with Mattijn on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattijn-bak-ab1b41/?originalSubdomain=nl (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How can you add value to your treasury team? No matter what role you’re in, always look for ways to add value and support your team. That’s the advice that Jan Beukes, Group Treasurer at MultiChoice Group, shares in this episode of The Treasury Career Corner. Prior to his role at MultiChoice Group, Jan has had roles as Group Treasurer at AFGRI Group Holdings and Group Corporate Finance Manager at AFGRI Operations. He has also given talks at the EuroFinance https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.eurofinance.com%2feffective-finance-treasury-in-africa%2f&c=E,1,i9P00NSDOUgV04g_MIIyKQwNJ5F4CnDQEGx4UGDELsd6JvCLD8MdlaJX0mEuZFUr4U00gD64Tpxpik7G3T1tSbtUHJ9le7V5vRTQODUvhxwgzmtaFq4yLg,,&typo=1 (Effective Finance & Treasury Africa & Middle East) event. Jan’s background was originally in accounting before moving to treasury. He has a master’s degree in Forensic Accounting from North-West University in South Africa. MultiChoice is Africa's leading entertainment company. They create and secure the rights to phenomenal content from all over the world. This gets delivered through their Direct To Home (DTH), Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), and online video entertainment services. Their entertainment platforms – DStv, GOtv, Showmax, and DStv Now – are a hub for approximately 14 million people across 50 countries. Through Irdeto, they are a world leader in digital platform security for video entertainment, connected transport, and IoT-connected industries. For this multinational group, Jan manages a centralised group treasury team overseeing all foreign exchange risk management activities, cash & liquidity optimisation structures, while also maintaining relationships with key regulatory, banking, and business partners. On the podcast, we discussed… How Jan first got started in the finance world Why emotional intelligence is an undervalued but vital skill Why it’s so important to get out of your comfort zone How Jan likes to give his team exposure to different roles and skills Why good teamwork is vital in treasury Jan’s tips for those thinking of getting into treasury You can connect with Jan on https://www.linkedin.com/in/janbeukes/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Welcome to the 150th episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast! If you’ve been following this podcast for a while now, you’ll have heard from top treasury professionals from around the world. In this episode, we turned the lens on the team behind the podcast – The Treasury Recruitment Company. Established in 2002, The Treasury Recruitment Company is a specialist recruitment agency that helps place treasury professionals at all levels from Treasury Analysts to Treasurers. We service clients throughout Europe, the US, Middle East, Far East, and Australasia to help treasury professionals find their dream jobs, no matter where they are. This 150th special episode gives you a look behind the curtain at the Treasury Recruitment team. We’ll be speaking with key members of the team - Carly, Eira, Joe, Katie, and finally CEO and Founder Mike Richards, about what goes on behind the scenes and what we love about the world of treasury. On this podcast, we discussed… Why each day in treasury recruitment is different How each member of the team ended up at The Treasury Recruitment Company What it takes to be a good treasury recruiter How Mike first started the Treasury Recruitment Company Why The Treasury Career Corner podcast was born Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How do you find a work-life balance in the busy world of treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m joined again by Wade Olsen, Co-Founder of Treasury Suite, for part two of a special two-part episode. We cover some more of Wade’s impressive career by delving into his time as Central Treasury Officer for Chugach Alaska Corporation, which eventually turned into a remote role. Wade shares his thoughts about remote work and the challenges of maintaining a good work-life balance when working from home. He has previously spoken about this on https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/working-remotely-wade-olsen/?published=t (LinkedIn) as the pandemic made remote work essential for many. Wade then explains his ethos behind Treasury Suite, and how it was designed as a simpler alternative to more complex systems. https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) is a treasury technology solutions company that provides unique cash management, banking, and investor relations solutions. Treasury Suite exists to empower any treasury department, regardless of size or industry, with a leading global, scalable cloud-based treasury management system. Prior to Treasury Suite, Wade worked as Central Treasury Officer for Chugach Alaska Corporation, Treasurer & VP Investor Relations for AMI Semiconductor, Treasurer & Director Investor Relations for Iomega Corporation, VP of Operations & Treasurer for Consonus, and Director Investor Relations & Treasurer for TenFold. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with a Master’s in International Management and MBA in Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Wade also holds certificates in Japanese Business and Law and a BA in Finance with a Minor in Japanese. On the podcast, we discussed… Wade’s background at Chugach Alaska Corporation and how the role became remote The challenges of maintaining a good work-life balance at home Why Wade wanted to build a more efficient treasury system Wade’s unique take on data sensitivity in marketing Why family and feeling centred at home are so important Why those new to the industry should prioritise experiences over salary You can connect with Wade on https://www.linkedin.com/in/wadeolsenjwo/ (LinkedIn) or learn more about https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) on their website. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How do you deal with challenges, changes, and demanding roles in treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Wade Olsen, Co-Founder of Treasury Suite, in a brand-new two-part episode. We discuss his fascinating globe-trotting career in finance and everything that led to his decision to co-found Treasury Suite. Wade also shares some of his best tips for anyone looking to succeed in a treasury career. He speaks about why you must “embrace the chaos” and learn from all the different career challenges treasury offers up. https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) is a treasury technology solutions company that provides unique cash management, banking, and investor relations solutions. Treasury Suite exists to empower any treasury department, regardless of size or industry, with a leading global, scalable cloud-based treasury management system. Prior to Treasury Suite, Wade worked as Central Treasury Officer for Chugach Alaska Corporation, Treasurer & VP Investor Relations for AMI Semiconductor, Treasurer & Director Investor Relations for Iomega Corporation, VP of Operations & Treasurer for Consonus, and Director Investor Relations & Treasurer for TenFold. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with a Master’s in International Management and MBA in Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Wade also holds certificates in Japanese Business and Law and a BA in Finance with a Minor in Japanese. On the podcast, we discussed… How Wade started out in finance and treasury Why Wade believes you need to “embrace the chaos” How you can learn a lot from challenging roles Why Utah is such a hub for finance and business Why Wade began thinking of a new treasury software solution You can connect with Wade on https://www.linkedin.com/in/wadeolsenjwo/ (LinkedIn) or learn more about https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) on their website. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How can you give back and create a positive impact in treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, since February 2017. We discuss her fascinatingly varied background in the arts, charity, and finance and how she eventually became a treasury professional. Using her background in charity, she’s dedicated to giving back and creating a positive impact in every role she’s been in. She also shares some of the wellbeing practices the ACT now uses in the face of COVID-19 challenges. Prior to her role at the ACT, Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK’s largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of commercial organisations, including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc, and Unilever/Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands, and UK). Much of her working life has been spent overseas. Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles on boards over the years. Some current roles include being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers, and the International Group of Treasury Associations, as well as President of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (US). Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach, and passionate bell-ringer and is married with two children. Check out her weekly podcasts at https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.treasurers.org%2fstrategic-insights-podcasts&c=E,1,xTZJ7INWmuLuhhUY0_CMUHfDmJdE65gtT94rLskSv6_X3pHTW7Usy21cA5MESlc4Lc5sBdAzQdJWwXzWgAjNHGdSznLsW1MFzP5zH3CPo6o_5Zg,&typo=1 (www.treasurers.org/strategic-insights-podcasts). On the podcast, we discussed… How Caroline’s varied background eventually led her to finance and treasury The importance of taking new opportunities and trying new things Why Caroline believes the most important thing is relationships and connection How the ACT has reacted to COVID-19 with new wellbeing practices The challenges ahead in the future of treasury Caroline’s tips for those interested in a treasury career You can connect with Caroline on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinestockmann/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Is automation the solution to challenges in treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Vasu Reddy, Treasury Director – Africa at GE. He discusses the challenges of working with multiple countries in South and Central Africa, handling different languages, currencies, and processes. He believes that automation and AI are the solutions to dealing with outdated treasury systems. Vasu is responsible for providing a strategic and operational overview on global funding, cash, investments, borrowings and foreign exchange management, and other treasury services for GE's operations. This includes trade finance and guarantees, credit risk, factoring, insurance, M&A transactions, and repatriations in Sub-Saharan Africa which spans over 25 countries. He also supports the business needs for providing strategic advice on contract structuring, currency and cash restrictions, market research, indicative pricing, and hedging and liquidity strategies. As well as this, he’s responsible for establishing and maintaining global, regional, and local banking relationships with preferred and approved banks, central banks, and financial institutions. Vasu joined GE from Chevron, South Africa, where he was the Senior Treasury Manager, covering South & Central Africa for seven years. Prior to that, he was at Land and Development Bank of SA before spending six years at Woolworths Holdings Ltd. He is a highly experienced professional with 24 years’ treasury, banking, and finance experience, having worked in multinational companies in retail, banking, oil & gas sectors, and diversified manufacturing and industrials. Vasu holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree, an Honours degree in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town, a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. He also completed the Leadership Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business, Cape Town. Vasu is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, South Africa. On the podcast, we discussed… Vasu’s background in accounting and finance management Why Vasu believes that treasury roles are varied and far from mundane How dealing with multiple different cultures, currencies, languages, and processes is a challenge Why automation and new tech is vital for banks and treasury departments to invest in The challenge of remote work when working with lots of different people Vasu’s tips for getting ahead in a treasury role. You can connect with Vasu on https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasu-reddy-43613084/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
Is face-to-face communication still necessary in modern treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Luc Vlaminck, Group Treasurer at Rémy Cointreau. He discusses why remote working is great, but face-to-face communication is more natural and effective. He shares his thoughts on the future of remote and flexible working. Rémy Cointreau is a French family-run Group whose origins date back to 1724. The Group has an international portfolio of spirits (cognac, liqueurs, and spirits) and is the result of the 1990 merger of holding companies owned by the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families, which controlled E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA and Cointreau & Cie SA, respectively. The Group is also the result of successive partnerships with other companies active in the same wines and spirits business lines. Today, approximately 1,800 employees are working within the Group around the world. Prior to Rémy Cointreau, Luc had roles at S.W.I.F.T, UCB and the Ingram Micro Coordination Centre. Luc is also a lecturer at ICHEC, an active member of the Payment Harmonization Commission of the EACT, and the SEPA End-Users consultation group at ECB. As of 2013, he has also been a board member of https://www.goodstogive.org/fr/ (Goods to Give), a not-for-profit organization. On the podcast, we discussed… Luc’s varied career across accounting and treasury The challenges of working with big multinational companies The importance of face-to-face communication  Why flexibility is important to keep workers happy Why it’s important to give back to the community Luc’s top tips for anyone interested in a career in treasury You can connect with Luc on https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucvlaminck/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
How do you maintain great working relationships in the treasury profession? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Anh Duong, Group Treasury Director at ERM. We discuss the need for good communication and the surprising effects of working from home during the pandemic. He shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of working from home, the work-life balance, and the importance of face-to-face interactions. ERM is an ESG consulting company with approximately 100 BUs, 5,000 people operating in 40 countries across six continents. ERM is a private equity-backed business whose principal investors are its 700 partners, AIMCo and OMERS (AIMCO and OMERS, two large Canadian retirement funds with $100b AUM). Prior to ERM, Anh had roles as Head of Treasury at Imperial College London, Head of Forward FX and Interest Rate Risk Management at BP plc, and Interest Rate Derivatives Trader at Barclays Capital. On the podcast, we discussed… The importance of being flexible and diplomatic when joining a new team of people The importance of earning respect by doing good work The effects of working from home on team communication and the work-life balance Why Anh often prefers phone calls over email to solve problems Why face-to-face interaction is so important Essential skills needed in treasury. You can connect with Anh on https://www.linkedin.com/in/anh-duong-erm/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
What is the best way to learn and grow in a treasury role? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Jesper Nielsen-Terp, Treasury and Credit Risk Management expert. He believes that one of the most important things you can do in your career is to always ask questions. We discuss how asking questions and getting advice can help you learn and make better decisions. We also talk about the best ways to implement new treasury systems, and why you should always be open to new processes. Jesper is an international and experienced Treasury, Risk, Cash, and Portfolio Manager/Executive with more than 20 years combined experience from the corporate treasury, credit, and banking/financial industries. He recently added strategic education from IMD to his portfolio. In the last 14 years, Jesper went from Treasury Analyst to Corporate Treasurer, working for a Fortune 500 company and, recently, a large international trading house. In those positions, he headed and designed corporate treasury functions, starting with a Blank Sheet Treasury to a full-scale implementation. This included people management and coaching highly professional employees, which enabled the team to excel in a high-performing organization. On the podcast, we discussed… Why it’s so important to ask questions in treasury Why it’s vital to revaluate treasury systems to improve efficiency How to choose the best treasury system The best ways to implement treasury system changes Jesper’s advice for those looking to take a similar career path You can connect Jesper on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jespernielsenterp/ (LinkedIn). You can also read Jesper's article https://treasuryxl.com/blog/blank-sheet-treasury-a-guideline-answering-the-how-when-and-why/ ('Blank Sheet Treasury – a Guideline answering the “How”, “When” and “Why”' )here. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How important is networking to getting ahead in a treasury career? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Remco de Vries, Group Treasurer at Experian, about networking in a treasury career. He discusses his accounting background and how trying new things and getting out of his comfort zone got him to where he is now. Experian is an Anglo-Irish multinational consumer credit reporting company. Experian collects and aggregates information on over 1 billion people and businesses, including 235 million individual U.S. consumers and more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Based in Dublin, Ireland, the company operates in 37 countries with offices in Brazil, the UK, and the United States. The company employs approximately 17,000 people and reported revenue of $5.2 billion for the fiscal year that ended in March 2020. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Remco has been Experian’s Group Treasurer since 2015 and is responsible for Experian’s global corporate treasury activities, which include funding, risk management, and cash management. Remco began his career with accountancy firm PwC in the Netherlands, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Remco worked for two years at PwC Birmingham, working mainly with large corporates. He then joined GUS plc in 2005 and was involved in setting up Experian’s treasury operations at its corporate head office in Dublin in 2007 after the group’s demerger. Remco holds a master’s degree in Business Economics, is a member of the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA), and is an Associate Member of the ACT. On the podcast, we discussed… Remco’s background in accounting and finance The benefits of starting with back-office treasury experience The challenges of recruiting the right people for treasury roles How Remco progressed in his career Why events and conferences are so useful to getting ahead in treasury Why it’s essential to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. You can connect with Remco on https://www.linkedin.com/in/remcodevries/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
What’s the key to developing a strong treasury career overseas? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I speak with Roshun Tulkens, Group Treasurer for Mantrac Group, about what steps he’s taken to build a strong career in treasury both in the UK and the Middle East. He discusses his treasury background, what made him move to the UAE and what advice he has for someone looking to develop a similar career. Mantrac Group is an authorized Caterpillar dealer, selling across three continents with revenue close to $2bn. Roshun heads the Treasury, Trade Finance and Insurance departments, and his primary responsibilities involve raising debt, cash/liquidity management, risk management, customer financing, and Treasury operations. Originally from the UK, Roshun has lived in the UAE since 2014. Prior to Mantrac, Roshun was Head of Treasury at RB, covering 60+ countries across LATAM, Africa, ME, and APAC. His responsibilities included all areas of international treasury and risk management. Before leaving the UK, Roshun worked for Burberry, with front, middle and back-office responsibilities. Other previous companies include Rexam, where he supported the rollout of a TMS, for which they won the Large Cap Treasury Team of the Year award. Roshun is also Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, became AMCT qualified in 2012, and obtained his MCT Diploma in February 2015.  On the podcast, we discussed… How Roshun first became hooked on a treasury career path What inspired him to move to the UAE to pursue treasury roles What it’s like to work in international treasury What the most challenging parts of an international treasury career are How important qualifications and networking were to Roshun when building his career Tips for those who want to work in treasury. You can connect with Roshun on https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshuntulkens/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts, https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Have you ever wondered how varied and dynamic a treasury career can be? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I talk with Jay Steller, Assistant Treasurer at SI Group. He shares the story behind his career and gives tips for anyone looking to become a stand-out employee in the treasury profession. We discuss how varied the profession can be and all the different roles and industries treasury professionals can experience. SI Group is a performance additives and intermediates business offering a broad array of products that feed into diverse applications, including pharmaceuticals, plastics, oil and gas, and tires, among many others. They create solutions that provide formulators and manufacturers with the ability to increase efficacy, efficiency, productivity, and purity in countless industrial and consumer goods. Prior to this, Jay was an independent consultant providing advisory services and treasury advice to various companies in areas such as corporate treasury, enterprise risk management, and acquisition integration. His varied experience also includes working with the likes of Chase Bank, IBM and even Hershey’s chocolate company. On the podcast we discussed… How Jay broke into the finance and treasury industry How varied the treasury industry can be The different elements of treasury Jay has experienced What aspiring treasury professionals should focus on What employee characteristics stand out to managers Jay’s tips for career success in treasury You can connect with Jay on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaysteller/ (LinkedIn.) Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
How do you develop the skills and experience necessary for a treasury career? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I speak with Hailey Laverty, Group Treasurer at InterContinental Hotel Group plc (IHG). We discuss how she first started her treasury career in accounting, how she developed the necessary skills and experience to build her career, the importance of always going above and beyond the job description, and so much more! Hailey has been Group Treasurer at InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG) since 2016. She has over 10 years’ experience in a wide range of treasury areas, including funding, cash management, systems, treasury control, and accounting. She completed the AMCT in 2012. Hailey started her career at Deloitte and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 before moving to Rolls-Royce plc, where she spent ten years in various accounting and treasury roles. IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with a promise to provide True Hospitality for everyone, making everyone feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, whoever and wherever they are in the world. They franchise, lease, manage or own nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, their global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members. Their brands are well-known and loved the world over and include Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, to name just a few! On the podcast we discussed… How Hailey first started her finance career How she switched from accounting at Deloitte to engineering and then IHG What Hailey enjoys most about working in treasury How different industries have different working cultures within treasury The impact of the pandemic on the hotel industry and cash flow How to gain experience and skills outside of your usual job role What treasury professionals look for when hiring new talent You can connect with Hailey on https://www.linkedin.com/in/hailey-laverty-98557223 (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
In this extra special episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, you’ll get to listen in on a live webinar hosted by Mike for TMAC, the Treasury Management Association of Chicago. Mike speaks to the TMAC members about their treasury careers and offers his advice as a Treasury Recruiter with over 20 years of treasury recruitment expertise. He shares his expert advice on how to make your resume stand out, how to make the best first impression in a virtual job interview, and so much more. Over the past two decades, the world of treasury recruitment has changed beyond belief. It is not enough anymore to just have the perfect resume to get ahead in your career. You need to build an online personal brand that not only captures the attention of your audience but presents a powerful message to those seeking your treasury expertise. So, if a treasury career is in your future and you’re looking for expert advice to help you land your dream job, this is the episode for you! In this episode, you’ll learn: How to craft your resume offering some do’s and don’ts along the way Why having a powerful LinkedIn profile is a key to crafting your own personal brand How your LinkedIn profile can help advance your reputation and credibility as a treasury professional Mike discusses the brave new world of virtual interviewing What you need to do to prepare yourself for your next one to one grilling! The power of marginal gains   If you are looking for your next treasury career move or need advice about recruiting the next member of your treasury team then you can email Mike via mike@treasuryrecruitment.com Important Mentions & Links: https://treasuryrecruitment.com/treasury-library/ (Treasury Library) https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/ep039-defining-your-treasury-legacy-with-chris-fulton/ (Ep.39 of the Treasury Career Corner podcast – Defining Your Treasury Legacy with Chris Fulton) http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/ (Treasury Recruitment website) For the full YouTube video from the session visit https://youtu.be/fVuK8-0T1Ig (https://youtu.be/fVuK8-0T1Ig) Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
How can you move up in Treasury? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I talk to Forrest Cebold, the Treasurer at Freeport LNG, about his top tips for anyone who is serious about building a successful Treasury Career. We also discuss his diversified financial experience, his current role at Freeport LNG, and so much more. Freeport LNG was founded in 2002 with the objective to design, build and operate an LNG import and regasification terminal. The shale gas revolution in the late 2000s marked a turning point in the U.S. oil and gas industry. For Freeport LNG, it meant taking their business in a new direction: transforming an import terminal into a natural gas liquefaction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. Now, they are on their way to becoming one of the first and largest U.S. exporters of LNG. Forrest has diversified financial experience with large global companies in the energy and holding company industries. His experience includes global liquidity management, financial modelling/analysis, bank relationship management, debt management, capital markets, credit analysis, investment management, hedge management, foreign exchange, Sarbanes Oxley implementation, and rating agency management. On the podcast we discussed… How Forrest discovered finance and Treasury Why more Treasurers should consider branching into international Treasury What to do if you’re in an organisation that is being acquired by another company What it’s like moving from a private group to a public group, and moving from retail to the oil and gas industry Why Treasurers have to adapt to the culture of the company they work for The importance of building relationships in Treasury Why you have to be prepared to move up an organisation Forrest talks about Freeport LNG and his role at the company How to manage relationships and problems, etc. on a global Treasury scale Tips for embracing new job opportunities within Treasury The benefits of networking, learning from others and being a good communicator Key tips to succeed in Treasury You can connect with Forrest on https://www.linkedin.com/in/forrestcebold/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Nicolas Carrera joins me in this episode of the Treasury Career Corner to talk about his fascinating career and his current role as Group Treasurer at Metalor. Metalor is a Swiss-based global independent company (part of the Tanaka Group) working in the precious metal fields created in 1852 with subsidiaries in 17 countries (in Europe, Americas, and Asia) and more than 1500 employees. The company has three business groups, each corresponding to a group of specific markets: Refining, Advanced Coatings & Electrotechnics. Their mission is to provide high-quality products and services that exceed their customers' expectations while applying irreproachable ethic principles and promoting sustainable practices. As the Group Treasurer, Nicolas reports directly to the Group CEO and is responsible for managing the four areas of Treasury, including Hong Kong, China, USA, and Switzerland. He is also a member of the company's Management Committee with the CEO and five other VPS. On the podcast we discussed… How Nicolas got started in Treasury What it was like working as a Treasurer and Accountant for Skyguide (Air Traffic control Switzerland) How to position yourself for a promotion Why the Treasury system should be at the core of a business How Nicolas and his team developed an effective Treasury management system Why a blockchain solution became so valuable to the company The importance of being open to adopting new solutions How candidates for treasury jobs can stand out from others Nicolas shares what he predicts for the future of Treasury Tips for building a successful career in Treasury Connect with Nicolas on https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-carrera-801082a/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
Treasury must be seen as an effective partner to a business if it is to succeed. This is what we discuss in this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast with Tamara Saront-Eisner, the VP Treasurer US and Americas Hub at Air Liquide. Tamara is a Treasury Subject Matter Expert who tries to achieve a balance by being an effective partner to the business. Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies, and services for Industry and Health, with approximately 67,000 employees in 80 counties. The company serves more than 3.7 million customers and patients, and amounted a revenue of €22 billion in 2019. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance, and contribute to sustainability. Tamara is the leading expert on treasury matters for the Americas Hub at Air Liquide, the world leader in industrial gasses. She joined Air Liquide in 2015 as VP and Treasurer with a responsibility to lead the treasury functions in all the Americas, with a special focus on cash management, trade finance, risk management, regulation, pensions, intercompany lending, and project review support. Tamara coordinates countries across the continent to optimise efficiencies of the treasury and finance functions. Her responsibilities also include domestic, international cash pooling, forecasting, banking, and foreign exchange, and commodity price risk management. She has recently been recognised as one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women” of 2016 by Houston Women Magazine. She is the current Past President of the Houston chapter of Women’s Energy Network, a 22-year-old non-profit organisation focused in promoting and fostering professional women in the energy industry. She has also been involved in the Association of Financial Professional (AFP) and was a member of the task forces for its 2011 and 2012 Annual Conferences. On the podcast we discussed… How Tamara discovered finance and Treasury How the oil and energy industry has evolved Why Treasurers have to be willing to get out of their comfort zone Tamara talks about her previous roles in Houston How to become a manager and get better at managing people Tamara discusses her current role as the VP and Treasurer US and Americas Hub at Air Liquide How to partner a Treasury team with the business Why Treasury must become an effective partner to the business What key traits and characteristics make someone an asset to a Treasury team Why Treasurers should be proud of their achievements Why mentoring others is so important to Tamara The key to enjoying a successful Treasury career If you’d like to get in touch with Tamara, you can connect with her on https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarasaronteisner/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
It’s not often you meet a Treasury expert with experience in both the corporate and the banking world with in-depth knowledge of Treasury data security. I am fortunate to have had the chance to interview such a person in this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast. Eva Åkesson is the Former Group Treasurer at Transcom Worldwide AB, a global customer experience specialist providing customer care, sales, technical support, and collections services through their extensive network of contact centres and work-at-home agents.  They have 26,000 customer experience specialists at 50 contact centres and an extensive network of home agents across 22 countries. They deliver services in 33 languages to international brands in various industries. Eva has a unique background with over 20 years of relevant, valuable Treasury experience from both the corporate and the banking perspective. She also has a strong IT-focussed skill set in evaluating and establishing data security protocols within the Treasury department. On the podcast we discussed… What it's like to be the sole person in a Treasury department Helpful ways to strengthen data security processes in Treasury Eva’s unique perspective on Treasury from both the bank and corporate side The benefits of finding the right IT system The data-related risks to consider when implementing a new system Eva explains the term "presidential fraud" and how to mitigate it If you would like to connect with Eva, you can find her on https://www.linkedin.com/in/eva-akesson-treasuryprofessional/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
With an extensive career in the energy sector, my latest guest has a wealth of experience building, leading, and advising private and public companies on key Treasury responsibilities. Steve Beckley, Former Assistant Treasurer at Strike LLC., has many insights into the Treasury related challenges he faced in his roles as he progressed in his Treasury career. We discuss the oil and gas industry in particular and evaluate whether or not industry experience is a relevant prerequisite to being hired in a Treasury role. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Strike is one of the fastest-growing privately-held pipeline, facilities, and energy infrastructure solutions providers in the country. Partnering closely with clients across North America, they deliver a full range of integrated engineering, construction, maintenance, integrity, and specialty services that span the entire oil and gas lifecycle. Today, Strike employs over 4,000 experienced employees nationwide, operates 24 service locations across the country, and leverages more than 5,600 pieces of equipment company-wide. On the podcast we discussed… How the energy sector shaped Steve’s career How challenging roles help you grow personally and professionally How Steve handled the job of starting a Treasury department from scratch Steve’s advice on the things you need to get right in Treasury Why industry experience does not determine success in a Treasury role Steve’s top three tips for a successful career in Treasury If you would like to connect with Steve, you can find him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-beckley-mba-ctp-94b54a5/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
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John Fulton

An excellent listen - -thanks Mike and of course Topi.

May 2nd
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