Wednesday 20th November 2019
Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin D03 P6K9, Ireland
MICHAEL J. BELL
Executive Director, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Producing research-driven insights on the global economy and markets, Michael communicates to institutional, retail clients & the media in the UK and Europe. Prior to JPMAM, he was Investment Strategist on the Economics and Asset Allocation team at C. Hoare and Co private bank for 7 years (European & Japanese equity strategy and for credit strategy). Michael holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences and is a CFA charterholder.
Group Financing Manager & International Treasurer, Sodexo
With Sodexo for over 12 years now, Marjolaine spend 4 years in consolidation and has been serving within the Group Financing and Treasury department since 2011. Previously with EY audit team and Ipsen before that, she completed her 3 years diploma in Nancy business school in 2004 together with her Masters in accounting & finance at Universite Nancy, France.
Capital Markets Director, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Noel currently leads the Takeda Capital Markets team based in Dublin and Tokyo where he is responsible for managing c.$50B in financing needs for the growing Takeda group. He is a Chartered Accountant and previously served as Head of Treasury at Greencore Group plc for just over 5 years. Prior to this, he gained vast international experience working for CRH plc, British Vita plc and PwC.
Managing Director, Global Head – Transaction Banking, Barclays International
With over 30 years banking experience, Karen now leads Barclays teams serving clients globally with responsibility for global payments, digital channels, liquidity products, FX, trade finance and working capital across product, sales and client management. Working with BNY Mellon for 21 years, in more recent years she served as Global Head of Product Management, Treasury Services. Prior to BNY Mellon, Karen worked for Williams & Glyn’s Bank and S.G Warburg & Co.
Head of Sales EMEA, Cashforce
Senior executive accountant and ex-treasury practitioner with comprehensive and diverse experience in banking, finance and treasury systems. Specialist in cloud-based treasury and financial software supporting cash management and forecasting, risk management, hedge accounting and treasury policy. Gerry has been involved in early stage fintech companies from Reval to Kyriba and now Cashforce where he has been instrumental in the development of both product innovation and business development.
Senior International Funding Manager & Head of Sustainable Finance, LeasePlan Treasury
Janice is a Senior International Funding Manager in LeasePlan Treasury, the centralised treasury of LeasePlan Corporation N.V, a global leader in fleet management. She leads LeasePlan’s Sustainable Finance programme and Green Bond issuance which supports LeasePlan’s commitment to achieve ‘net zero emissions’ by 2030, while further expanding the group’s diversified funding platform. Janice holds a Chartered Bankers Certification in Green Finance, an MSc. in Financial Services from University College Dublin and is a CFA Charterholder.
Assistant Treasurer, James Hardie International Finance DAC
With James Hardie since 2009, Kevin has over 18 years experience in treasury. He was previously Treasury Manager for McInerney Holdings and in risk management at G.E. Capital Finance. He holds an M.A. in Economics from UCC, a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance with ACCA and an Advanced Diploma in Treasury Management (FCT). Kevin is incoming President of the IACT for 2020.
VP Treasury, SAP
Dympna has worked in Treasury for 9 years. She is a Chartered Accountant as well as a member of the Irish Taxation Institute. Dympna worked in PwC before moving into industry. While working in SAP she was asked to set up the treasury operation in Dublin focused mainly on accessing the debt capital markets, inter-group lending and acquisition financing. She is the current President of the IACT.
Vice President Working Capital Solutions, ING Bank
Tara is a seasoned specialist at structuring and advising on cross-border working capital solutions for global clients. She brings a unique perspective having worked on transactions from a corporate (Ahold Delhaize), financial institution (ING and Mizuho) and consulting (Deloitte) point of view. Tara holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University.
International Treasurer, Intel Corporation
Naomi is responsible for Intel’s non US based Treasury activities including fixed income investing, currency risk management, banking, operations, regulatory compliance, structured finance & support to the business throughout Intel’s international locations. Her teams are located throughout EMEA and APAC. Naomi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin & is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland.
Head of Group Treasury, DCC plc
With the DCC group for 18 years across a number of roles, Niall is a Chartered Accountant who joined DCC from GE Capital, having previously worked with Arthur Andersen. DCC plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100. In its financial year ended 31 March 2019, DCC generated revenue of £15.2 billion and operating profit of £460.5 million.
Executive Coach and Psychologist, Kingstown College
Paula is an international speaker, executive coach and psychologist and is a Director of Kingstown College. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards including ‘Best Global Coaching Leaders’ Award and European Coach of the Year Award in 2018. Paula holds an MSc in Coaching & Organisational Development from Portsmouth University and is Past President of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) Ireland.
Deputy Unit Head – Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
The Directorate-General for the Economic and Financial Affairs unit is responsible for the economic and policy surveillance of Ireland, Portugal and Denmark. Stefan has previously worked in the Commission‘s financial markets department and also at the German Central Bank. He holds a Masters degree in economics from Germany’s University of Hamburg.
Current Affairs Correspondent, RTE
A graduate from the London School of Economics and UCD, George has been an economist at the Central Bank, ESB, Riada Stockbrokers, the Sunday Business Post and at RTE where he was Economics Editor from 1995 until 2009 before becoming a TD for Dublin South. He returned to the broadcaster and is currently RTE’s Agriculture and Environment Correspondent.
SEAN LEE RICE
Client Management – FinTech, ClearBank
Sean joined ClearBank during its early 2017 launch. As one of the founding members of the commercial team, he’s responsible for business development, sales, partnership management & product development. With a specific focus on the FinTech ecosystem, Sean works with businesses that are constantly evolving and improving the experience for individuals, corporates and SMEs. Working across the sector, his clients are amongst the largest and most valuable world FinTechs.
Senior Treasury Professional
Keith’s broad experience spans 21 years across the corporate treasury and banking environments. In his most recent role with Doosan Bobcat, Keith was Director of Treasury, Accounts Payable, Credit and Collections for EMEA. Prior to joining Doosan in 2008, Keith worked in a number of international banks including Citi’s outsourced treasury solutions. He holds BSc Computer Science (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin, a Diploma in Treasury Management (AMCT) and is an IACT committee member.
Group Funding Manager, ESB Group
Appointed Group Funding Manager in July 2017, Susan previously held a number of senior roles in the ESB Group including Corporate Finance Manager and most recently Financial Manager of Generation and Wholesale Market’s investment unit Asset Development. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and previously worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Dublin.
Head of Money Market and Liquidity Division, European Central Bank (ECB)
Before joining the ECB, Holger worked for the Deutsche Bundesbank and a portfolio management company, inter alia in the field of foreign reserve management and financial market research. He was recently seconded to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as Senior Policy Advisor. Holger studied economics at the Universities of Essen and Toronto.
The Accidental Historian
A pro European Englishman who moved to Berlin in 2010 to study a Masters degree in history and politics at Humboldt University, Sam now admits he forgot to go home! He has spent nearly a decade in Berlin talking about Nazis and Nazi Germany, about communists and communism, about historic borders & walls and contemporary ones, about post war Europe and modern day Europe – all interspersed with a few bad jokes.
Executive Director, Green Bonds, J.P. Morgan
Paul is a sustainable finance specialist with over 20 years of experience. He’s currently working in J.P. Morgan’s Green Bonds team, developing green bond propositions for issuer clients and advising on bond execution. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Paul worked in consulting at PwC and Andersen, and as an environmental specialist at Atkins Engineering.
Performance Director, Corporate Treasury, Refinitiv
The lead partner on IFRS financial instruments globally across Deloitte based in the UK, Andrew advises UK & multinational clients with particular focus on financial services. He is a member of the Technical Expert Group of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group and Chair of its Financial Instruments Working Group and a former member of European Securities and Markets Authority’s Consultative Working Group for the Corporate Reporting Standing Committee.
Managing Director, Pfizer Dublin Treasury Centre
John has worked in treasury for 20 years, initially on the bank side with Bank of America & KBC, and has been with Pfizer Treasury since 2007. Over that time, he has had a number of roles including running Pfizer’s FX hedging programs, managing the investment portfolio, and until recently served as Pfizer’s regional treasurer for the APAC region.