We are delighted to announce our speakers for the IACT 2023 Annual Treasury Management Conference.
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Aimee is Associate Director at Carrier Treasury since September 2022. She has diverse Treasury experience, having held Head of Treasury roles at Primark and CarTrawler in Dublin. Prior to this, she spent 9 years with Johnson & Johnson in various roles across their Treasury Centres in Dublin, Belgium, Sao Paulo and New Jersey. 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.
Director – Corporate Treasury Digital Strategy & Processes, Pfizer
Fiona O’Leary is Director of Digital Strategy for Pfizer’s Corporate Treasury Division. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Economics and is a Certified Accountant. Prior to joining Pfizer, Fiona worked in the retail banking sector and leasing sector for 14 years.
Fiona has extensive Corporate Treasury experience including trade execution, settlement, accounting, collateral management, intercompany netting and liquidity management. She has a proven track record in project delivery and during her 21 years with Pfizer, has led the way in developing an innovative risk management strategy.
Group Treasurer, Smurfit Kappa
Appointed Group Treasurer of Smurfit Kappa in July 2022, Emer joined Smurfit Kappa in 2006 as a Treasury Accountant before being promoted to Head of Treasury Accounting in 2013 and Assistant Group Treasurer in 2020. Emer is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT).
Group Executive & Board Member, Fexco
Sean Crowe was Group Treasurer of Bank of Ireland from 2009 to 2018 and subsequently held the role of CEO of the company’s Markets and Treasury Division. He was a member of the Executive Committee steering Bank of Ireland from 2014 to 2020 and a member of the Board for New Ireland Assurance. Sean is currently an Executive Director of Fexco Group with responsibility for Financial Services and Commercial Activities. Sean’s early career was spent as a financial markets trader and asset manager.
Former International Football Player, Pundit & Psychotherapist
Richie Sadlier is a former professional International footballer best known as an RTÉ TV soccer pundit and now award winning author (‘Recovering’ 2019 – Best Sports Book An Post Book Awards 2019). Richie is also a qualified Psychotherapist and has become a well-known figure on the Irish mental health scene. His move into the field of psychotherapy came from his own positive experiences in personal therapy following the abrupt end to his football career due to injury. He recently published his second book, Let’s Talk’, aimed at supporting the education and development of young men around sex and relationships.
Richie is one of Ireland’s most trusted voices in both the Irish sporting and mental health arenas. He has been a keen advocate for mental fitness especially in young adults. Richie is a fully qualified, practising therapist and runs his private practice in South Dublin.
Journalist & Author, RTE Broadcasting
Tony Connelly is Europe Editor for RTÉ, Ireland’s public broadcaster.
Tony has reported extensively on Brexit, and has been covering EU and European affairs since 2001.
Tony has reported recently from Ukraine on the Russian invasion, and has also reported on conflicts in Africa, the Caucuses, the Balkans and the Middle East.
He is the recipient of two ESB National Media awards, a European Journalism Award and a New York Festivals radio award.
He has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the UCD Smurfit Graduate School journalism awards, and an Irish Law Society Justice Media Award for his coverage of the Brexit negotiations.
Patrick Drury Byrne
Head of Credit Market Research, S&P Global Ratings
Patrick Drury Byrne is Head of Credit Market Research for S&P Global Ratings. In his role Patrick leads a global team responsible for the creation and publication of high frequency research on global rating performance and creditmarket trends. This research covers ratings performance indicators, default and issuance forecasts and financing conditions.
Head of Fixed Income, Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland
Head of Fixed Income for Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland. Responsible for distribution of Cantor Fitzgerald Fixed Income product into EU. Formerly head of BOI Capital Markets. He has represented Ireland at international fora such as the IMF, ECB and various global ratings agencies. Instrumental in delivery of Benchmark reform and many large scale projects at BOI.
Managing Director – Global Head, J.P. Morgan Payments Advisory
Tahreem Kampton recently joined J.P. Morgan as Managing Director in Payments to focus on innovation and business development. He has over 25 years of experience as a finance professional at Microsoft, most recently serving as their Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer. In that role, he oversaw a $140B portfolio, advised on a $40B 401K plan, managed all the cashflow, liquidity and foreign exchange needs of the company. Tahreem also focused on new strategic initiatives including Microsoft’s efforts in sustainability and Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund, affordable housing, racial equity and blockchain. He supported dozens of acquisitions and investments including LinkedIn, Nokia and Nuance.
Tahreem has been a member of the NY Fed FX Committee, Board Member of FXPA and the Economist Global Treasury Leader Advisory Board. He is on the Board of the Pacific Whale Foundation, is an advisor to fintech and crypto firms and sits on the investment committee of the Overlake School in Redmond. He studied Finance and Real Estate at Penn State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
Based in Dublin, Nikolay Popov is Associate Director in the EMEA Consumer Products & Healthcare team within S&P Global Ratings’ Corporate Ratings group. He has a primary coverage responsibility for a portfolio of agribusiness, consumer products, pharmaceutical and healthcare services companies across both investment and non-investment grade spectrum, and emerging and developed markets. Major names in Nikolay’s portfolio include Fresenius Group, Merck KGaA, Novo Nordisk, Kerry Group, Roquette Freres, Sudzucker AG, Pernod Ricard, Anadolu Efes, JDE Peet’s N.V., Coca-Cola HBC AG, Coca-Cola Icecek, Refresco and Valeo Foods.
Nikolay has been at S&P Global Ratings since mid-August 2015, and at the Corporate Ratings Group since August 2017. He joined the Consumer Goods & Healthcare team in August 2018 and relocated from London to the then newly established European headquarters of S&P Global Ratings in Dublin, Ireland.
Treasury Team Leader, Recruit Holdings
Wanho Choi has over 12 years of experience in corporate treasury, accounting, and technology across London, Tokyo, and Seoul. Currently serving as a Team Leader in the treasury department of Recruit Holdings (Parent company of Indeed and Glassdoor), his focus is centralising treasury functions by integrating advanced technology. He is a qualified ACCA member, and previously served as an Information System Specialist in the US Army for two years.
Senior Treasury Front Office, ESB
Cian Butler has been in ESB’s Group Treasury’s Front Office for almost 6 years following Treasury roles in LeasePlan and Mediolanum. His responsibilities include management of the Group’s Cash and forecasting, FX Risk, Trade Finance and managing the relationships between ESB Group & their banking partners. He also plays an active role in the association and sits on the IACT Committee. Cian joins Primark as Treasury Manager in November 2023.
Deputy Group Treasurer, Experian
Lorraine has worked with Experian for the last 15 years, in various Treasury roles. Lorraine is currently the Deputy Group Treasurer, with responsibility for managing and/or supporting global treasury operations including funding and liquidity, currency and interest rate risk management and cash management.
Prior to Experian, Lorraine worked with Macquarie Bank and PwC (Dublin and Boston).
Lorraine is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds the AMCT qualification.
Senior Commodity Trader, ESB
Stephen has been trading European energy markets on ESB Trading’s Asset trading desk for almost 10 years. His core responsibilities include strategy for hedging ESB’s assets on the forward markets, forecasting commodity price risks to optimise ESB’s assets and provide market making services for internal and external stakeholders. This includes trading European Power, Natural Gas, Carbon, Coal and Environmental commodities. Specialising in trading European Natural Gas futures, Stephen has been at the forefront of hedging in what has become one of the world’s most volatile markets.
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
James Willis has worked in Commodities markets for over 17 years. He is currently an Executive Director at JPMorgan in London where he is covering clients across EMEA including the UK and Ireland; assisting them in managing their commodity price exposure and financing needs. His career has spanned the Financial Crisis, Brexit, the Covid pandemic, a negative oil price, the LME Nickel Crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. James graduated from Oxford University in 2005 with a Masters in Chemistry and has a young family.
Deputy Head EMEA Corporates, Fitch Ratings
Josef Pospisil, Deputy Head of Corporate Ratings for Europe, Middle East and Africa, oversees rating work in Utilities & Transport and Industrials groups. The coverage spans corporate issuers, as well as secured covenanted transactions, in all parts of the utilities industry, including generation, networks and supply of power, gas and water. Within the Transport sector, coverage includes bus and rail operators, but also airlines, shipping and logistics. Corporate ratings in Industrial sectors cover a diverse portfolio with automotive, manufacturing, aerospace and defence, building materials, and construction companies.
Vice President, Debt Capital Markets, Bank of America
Louis has 9 years experience working in the Debt Capital Markets (“DCM”) division at Bank of America, including pan-European coverage experience across corporate and financial institution clients. Current coverage remit of UK & Irish financial institutions. Graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics.
Treasury & Finance Sales Executive, FIS
Scott is a CFA Charterholder with over 10 years banking and treasury experience. For the past 8 years in roles at JP Morgan and FIS he has supported corporate treasurers across a wide range of industries with their debt portfolio, banking structure and now treasury technology. Scott is focused on obtaining all information – both considered and previously unconsidered – relevant to their projects so should be a great host for the breakout session he will lead on treasury centralisation.
Head of Treasury, Arup
Anita is an ACT fellow with 15 years treasury experience. Her current role is head of treasury at Arup – a company involved in prestigious global projects such as the Sydney Opera House, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Pompidou Centre. Anita has focused on creating centralised treasury processes and maximising system usage making it possible for a small team to service a company with £1.9Bn turnover and 15,000+ projects at any one time.
Senior Customer Success Manager, TIS
Jolien Grymonprez is a Senior Customer Success Manager at TIS, overseeing all TIS Cash Forecasting projects in North America. She began her career as an SAP consultant at Capgemini after earning her master’s degree in business engineering. Before her transition to the United States, Jolien held various roles within TIS, spanning project management, product management, and data analytics.
Director Global Transaction Services, Bank of America
Niall Savage is a Director, within Bank of America Europe DAC’s Global Transaction Services (GTS) business. With over 27 years of client coverage and treasury management experience, Niall is responsible for developing and delivering both global and EMEA region wide working capital and cash management solutions for a mixed portfolio of Irish Corporates in addition to a select client list of high-profile US headquartered Technology, Media and Telecom multinationals that maintain a strategic presence in Ireland. Niall graduated from University College Dublin in 1995 with a Business and Law Degree.
Group Treasurer, Securitas
Sean Grace has over 30 years’ experience in corporate treasury as a consultant and as a practitioner. He started his treasury career at ESB and later moved to FTI Finance, the specialist Treasury Consultancy. With FTI Finance he established and managed agency treasury operations in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre. Sean went on to become Treasury and Risk Manager at Aer Lingus. In 2005 Sean was appointed Group Treasurer at Securitas, a world leader in essential security services. Headquartered in Sweden, Securitas has a turnover of €12bn and employs over 350,000 people in 44 global markets. Sean leads a team of treasury specialists who are responsible for the group’s global treasury management including external and internal funding of the Group’s global operations, and for managing the associated risks.
Treasury Executive, James Hardie
Niall began his career at Ulster Bank in 2001 in the Control department before progressing to back-office support for interbank trading, reconciliations and bank account management. He joined James Hardie in 2009 and helped establish the centralised Treasury department in Dublin. Successfully leveraging his Treasury Management System for connectivity to bank statements, trading platforms and external payments, he has a wealth of experience in banking and corporate Treasury.
Séverine Le Blévennec
Global Head of Treasury, Aliaxis
Séverine took the head of Aliaxis Treasury in June ’21. Since then, she embarked on a deep transformation journey to build a strong Treasury organization and support the company growth ambition.
This includes shaping a strong global team, redesigning the Treasury governance , resetting the banking landscape in the 40 countries of the group, setting up a global liquidity structure and driving the digitization of the function via the implementation of her global target technology ecosystem.
Previously, during her 7 years at GMAC and 15 years at Honeywell she gained extensive experience in liability management, treasury digitization, cash management & investments, EU regulations compliance & lobbying as well as M&A.
She is a regular speaker in international conferences and has been honoured by numerous international awards but her biggest pride is her two boys.
Gulru Atak Gundem
Head of Transaction Banking, Barclays
Gulru is Europe Head of Transaction Banking at Barclays. She is an accomplished banking executive with a wealth of experience in driving innovation, developing strategies, business management, and building lasting partnerships in the institutional banking sector.
Prior to Barclays, she spent a prominent 20-year career, where she served in various roles and led several transformational initiatives. In her latest role at Citi, Gulru led franchise growth and innovation agenda of the institutional banking franchise, focusing on new business models and partnerships. She also served as the Head of Innovation for Citi’s transaction banking business, where she played a pivotal role in defining and executing the global innovation strategy by leveraging emerging technologies. Her leadership in this role led to the development of digital cash management solutions for start-ups, central bank digital currency pilots, payment outlier detection, and the implementation of distributed ledger technology in trade finance. Before that, Gulru led Citi’s transaction banking for Turkey and five hub-managed countries, where she effectively managed and grew the business. With her vast experience in finance, business management, risk and controls, and audit, she has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the complexities of the banking industry.
Financial Services Data and Analytics Partner, EY Ireland
Anna is responsible for the implementation of Data and Analytics vision and strategy for Financial Services Technology Consulting in Ireland. This includes the attraction and retention of top talent and working with our clients on their data and analytics ambitions, challenges and roadmaps.
Anna has over twenty years of international business and technology programme delivery, organisational transformation and strategy experience. For the past 9 years Anna has worked with Financial Services clients, focusing on a wide range of Data & AI strategy projects and programmes across the Irish and EMEIA market.
Today, Anna works mostly with CDOs and business stakeholders across the enterprise to connect business and technology using data and insights. Her special interests include Language AI, Data Strategy, Data Governance and Operating Models for Data, Collaborative Delivery Models and Organisational Transformation. Anna holds an MA from University of Warsaw.
Head of Treasury, Dell Bank
John has extensive experience in both mature and start up banking organisations. His careers spans more than 30 years working in Corporate Banking, Treasury & Capital Markets, and ALM. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate of the Irish Tax Institute.
Editor, Treasury Management International (TMI)
Eleanor started writing about corporate treasury in the days before the iPhone was invented. Having since edited several financial publications, she took up the editorial reins at TMI in January 2018.
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
John Murray joined J.P. Morgan earlier this year as an Executive Director in the Payments Sales team. Based in Dublin, John is focused on supporting clients Cash Management and Working Capital needs, primarily across the Healthcare and Diversified Industrials sectors. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, John spent 18 years at Citi where he held roles across Sales, Relationship Management and Project Management.
Richard is a Partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department at Matheson, and also holds the role of Vice-Chair of the EU & International Affairs Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. He has extensive experience advising in relation to corporate bond issuances, securitisation, derivatives transactions, digital assets and financial services regulation.
Head of Corporate Treasury, Tesa SE
After studying business administration with a focus on finance and accounting at the University of Hamburg, Fariha joined tesa SE, the world’s leading manufacturer of self-adhesive product and system solutions.
As Head of Corporate Treasury, Fariha is responsible for the standard treasury management tasks, including team leadership, as well as for the treasury areas Cash & Liquidity Management, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Governance, Treasury Projects and General Services. Having successfully established Credit Management within the Group and having worked in Corporate Treasury for more than ten years, Fariha also has a strong background in leading international and cross-divisional finance projects.
Director Of Finance And Operations, Securitas Group Treasury
Anne Fitzgerald has over 25 years’ experience in corporate treasury, as a consultant and as a practitioner. She started her career in a Future & Options Brokerage in Germany & London. Anne returned to Ireland in 1997 joined Citicorp Agency Treasury Services managed a team implementing Treasury & Accounting Systems for a variety of global clients. At the hight of the IT bubble she left to join an Online Future and Options brokerage which unfortunately didn’t work out. Anne left and set up her own consultancy company. In 2006 she joined Securitas. Securitas is a world leader in essential security services. Headquartered in Sweden, Securitas has a turnover of €12bn and employs over 350,000 people in 44 global markets. Anne stated as a project manager and is currently Head of Accounting & Operations for the Group Treasury Centre & Financial Director of the Irish legal entity Securitas Treasury Ireland Dac. Responsibilities include group treasury accounting from FO hedging strategy, through valuations to external reporting, managing and supporting global treasury operations.
Anne is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Steven Krippner (Conference Chair)
Senior Advisor, PwC
Steven is a Senior Advisor to PwC’s Treasury Centre of Excellence with over 25 years of experience in finance and corporate treasury management. Steven is the former Vice President & Group Treasurer for Baker Hughes Company, a $35 Billion Energy Technology, Fortune 500 Company.
Steven previously held a Managing Director role in the Treasury for GE Capital and GE Corporate in the US where he was the Program lead for a global multi-year transformation initiative to enhance the operating model of a Treasury function managing a $400 Billion plus debt and derivative portfolio. Prior to returning to GE at the Oil & Gas business in 2015 which merged with Baker Hughes Inc to form Baker Hughes Company, Steven held a Director position in the CFO Change function at Credit Suisse leading large scale Finance change programs.
He started his career with PwC delivering audit, advisory and consulting services to the CFO functions in large MNC’s across a diverse range of industries with a focus on the Corporate Treasury function. Steven is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers UK (ACT) and Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ).
Head of Treasury, EMEA, Parexel
Aga is Head of Regional Treasury in EMEA for Parexel International, a leading global biopharmaceutical clinical research services provider. In her role Aga oversees the treasury operations, risk management, forecasting and cash flow optimization for the region, ensuring alignment with group’s corporate strategic objectives and compliance with the regulatory requirements. She has over 15 years of experience in Corporate Treasury as well as a Big4 Treasury Consulting experience and held leading Treasury roles in global multinationals across various industries including Healthcare, Tech & Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Financial Services. Aga is very passionate about Gender Equity and strengthening women’s voices in the finance field and she actively contributes to IACT Women in Treasury initiative in Ireland. She is also a member of IACT Committee, and she supports her local Family Resource Centre charity in Greystones in a role of Treasurer and volunteering board member.
Senior Director, Global Head of Treasury Operations, 3M
Daniel is the Senior Director and Global Head of Treasury Operations for 3M’s newly created Healthcare spin-off company. As part of his role, Daniel is responsible for 3M Healthcare’s global cash management and liquidity strategy, investments, banking, capital, and financial risk management. In addition to that, Daniel is managing regional treasury centres across APAC, EMEA, and Americas, including the Global Delivery Centre in India focused on Treasury technology.
Prior to taking this role, Daniel led the build out and the expansion of 3M’s global in-house bank in Dublin, Ireland as it’s Director and 3M’s EMEA Treasurer. Before joining 3M, Daniel has led the build out and the expansion of AIG’s Dublin Treasury Centre as their International Assistant Treasurer which resulted in creation of a centralised Global Treasury Operations and Treasury technology function. Daniel has also focused on managing core Treasury and Technology processes across various roles and locations at Dell Technologies, Dell Bank and Citibank with attention to process transformations and technology innovation.
Treasury Operations Leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
John has many years’ experience in Corporate Treasury and Banking, in his current role he is responsible for Global Treasury Operations and FX for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and is based in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Ireland. He has worldwide oversight for Liquidity Planning, Cash Management, Treasury Solutions, Bank Relations, FX and Treasury Management of HPE Financial Services. Previous, to joining HPE in 2007 John also spent a number of years in the Banking industry, predominantly in various Front Office Treasury roles across FX, Liquidity and Interest Rate Risk Management. In addition, John is also an ACCA qualified accountant.
Assistant Treasurer, Global Cash Management and Treasury Operations , Carrier Corporation
Brian O’Grady is the Assistant Treasurer, Global Cash Management and Treasury Operations of Carrier Corporation, a global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions. Brian started with Carrier in March of 2023 and is currently building a team to support cash management, treasury transformation and international treasury operations in the newly established Carrier Dublin Treasury Centre.
Country Officer Ireland/Ireland Country Head (CCO), Citi
Davinia Conlan was appointed Country Head/CCO for Ireland at Citi in 2022 and was appointed to the board of Citi Depositary Services Ireland DAC in August 2023. Davinia is responsible for leading and protecting the Ireland franchise which includes three key legal vehicles/branches and over 3000 members of staff. In her legal role, Davinia has led the provision of legal support on key strategic projects for Citi Europe Plc (CEP) and across a full suite of products and geographies. Davinia has advised Citi senior management and boards across a broad range of areas and subject matters including European and domestic regulation, corporate law and governance, M&A, cross border legal issues, banking, and payments.
Senior Manager of Investments and Liquidity, Johnson & Johnson
Lorcan is a treasury professional with extensive experience across both investment banking and corporate treasury. He has held the positions of President and Vice President within the IACT, and also represented the Irish treasury community on the board of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT). Lorcan has been with Johnson and Johnson for over 2 decades as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Treasury Team with responsibility for managing the excess cash investment portfolios as well as the cash management, in-house bank and internal money market fund infrastructure. In this role Lorcan partners closely with colleagues across the Johnson & Johnson Global Treasury and Finance Family ranging from Sao Paolo to Singapore to provide Best in Class Treasury Services to the Johnson & Johnson Group as well as managing third party service provider relationships.