SPEAKERS 2021

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS 2021

Wednesday 17th November, 2021
Hosted at Clayton Burlington Road Hotel, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin D04 A318, Ireland

(incorporating current Irish Government Public Health Guidelines)

 

 

GEORGE LEE   – CONFERENCE CHAIR 2021

Specialist Editor, RTE

George is an economist, journalist, television and radio presenter.  A graduate from the London School of Economics and UCD, George has been an economist at the Central Bank, ESB, Riada Stockbrokers, Sunday Business Post and RTE (Ireland’s national TV & radio broadcaster).  He was Economics Editor from 1995 until 2009 before being elected a TD for Dublin South and subsequently returned to the broadcaster reporting on Environment & Science.

JEREMY BALKIN

Managing Director, Global Head of Fintech & Innovation, JPMorgan Wholesale Payments

Headquartered in New York, Jeremy’s team are responsible for identifying growth & investment opportunities in the multi trillion-dollar global payments universe. He was previously HSBC’s Head of Innovation & Strategic Digital Partnerships and has two decades of experience in financial services leading innovation and strategic change across large complex organizations.  He holds an Applied Finance Masters (FINSIA), a B.Comm from University of NSW (Australia) and Executive Education in Global Leadership & Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

UGO BASSI

Director of Financial Markets, FISMA – the European Commission’s Directorate‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Ugo Bassi is Director of Financial Markets at FISMA since 2012.  A lawyer by profession, he has worked as a ‘référendaire’ at the European Court of Justice from 1990 to 1997. In the last years, he held several management positions at the European Commission and was responsible for various post-crisis measures in the area of financial services and markets such as Post-trade, Securities, Asset Management, Audit, Accounting, and Credit Rating Agencies. He also launched the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, including the Sustainable Finance component. He represents the European Commission at high-level fora and events worldwide and contributes to the international work of the Commission in the area.

FARNAM BIDGOLI

Head of ESG Solutions EMEA, HSBC

As Head of ESG Solutions EMEA, Farnam advises HSBC’s capital market clients on sustainable finance and ESG.  She also sits on HSBC’s Green Bond and Loan Committee and represents HSBC on the ICMA Green Bond Principles Executive Committee, co-chairing the Climate Transition Finance Working Group. Previously Farnam worked at ESG ratings firm Sustainalytics, where she developed its second opinion services for sustainable bonds, and designed the firm’s methodology to determine corporate compliance with the UN Global Compact Principles. 

DILPREET BRAR

EMEA Lead for Fintech & Innovation, J.P. Morgan Wholesale Payments

Dilpreet joined JPM in 2020 and is EMEA Lead, FinTech & Innovation executing partnerships with the world’s leading FinTechs to accelerate innovative payment solutions development. Previously Senior Technology Product Owner at Conduent’s innovation group building blockchain capability and prior to that, he specialized in Strategic Global Corporate client coverage, relationship development & risk management with Standard Chartered Bank. Dilpreet accomplished Electronics Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai and MBA from Indian Institute of Management.

AIMEE CULLEN

Head of Treasury, CarTrawler

With CarTrawler since 2020, Aimee oversees funding and liquidity, exposure management including currency, interest rate & counterparty risk, and bank relations. Previously 9 years with Johnson & Johnson across Dublin, Belgium, Sao Paulo & New Brunswick treasury centres, she worked on cash management, driving working capital initiatives, FI relationship management, financial risk management, cash forecasting & analysis, capital markets, cash repatriation, acquisition, divestiture & integration experience. A qualified accountant, Aimee completed a Bachelor of Economics at TCD.

KIERAN DONOGHUE

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Strategy, Public Policy & International Financial Services, IDA Ireland

He is a member of IDA’s Senior Leadership team (Executive Committee) and Chair of the Agency’s Client Development Committee (CDC). He has served overseas in Washington DC and has responsibility for a number of key policy areas including international tax, financial and data regulation and the overall operating environment for FDI. He is a graduate of University College Cork (UCC) and also studied at Boston College, University of Toronto and Oxford. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Ireland – United States Alumni Association.

DANIELA EDER

Director, Head of Payments & Cash Management Europe, Barclays Corporate Banking

Daniela (‘Dany’) Eder joined Barclays in April 2020 and is responsible for driving the business development growth of the payment and cash management portfolio in Europe.  She was previously Managing Director Business Development with BNY Mellon.  With over 25 years’ experience in transactional banking services, Dany has a deep passion for innovation and technology that delivers tangible benefits to clients and drives the industry forward.

JOHN JAMES DUNNE

Group Treasury Controller, DCC plc

John James joined DCC plc having worked with Grafton Group and IBM. He was awarded Best Cash Management Solution, Treasury Today – Adam Smith Awards 2020. A Chartered Management Accountant, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Treasury and an MSc in Investment, Treasury and Banking. He co-authored a publication in the Research in International Business and Finance Journal.

PIOTR ICHA

Senior Treasury Analyst, Google Ireland Ltd

Piotr currently works as an International Cash Manager responsible for short term cash and liquidity for EMEA and APAC regions.  Since he joined Alphabet’s Treasury in 2017, he has also worked on other assignments: transition lead for establishing International Treasury in Dublin, implemented new cash pool structures and set internal bank, led the ML Cash forecasting project. Before Google, he worked as a Treasury Consultant with the boutique consultancy – Nasarius.

PAUL C DWYER

CEO, Cyber Risk International and President, ICTTF (International Cyber Threat Task Force)

With a global career spanning 25 years in military, law enforcement, governments and intelligence agencies including NATO advisor on Countering Hybrid Cyber Threats, UK Defense Committee, Paul has been protecting trillions of euros in global money movement in over 100 countries.  Certified by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), Paul is one of the world’s foremost experts on cyber security, risk & privacy specialising in corporate and enterprise security, cyber defence programs development and business operations protection.

KEITH LYNCH

Senior Director, Viatris

Currently President of the IACT, Keith recently joined Viatris.  His experience spans 22 years across the corporate treasury & banking environments. Previously with KPMG Ireland, he advised clients on cash management, liquidity planning, risk management & treasury technology. Keith was formerly Director at Doosan responsible for EMEA Treasury, Accounts Payable, Credit & Collections. Prior to 2008, Keith worked in a number of international banks including Citi’s outsourced treasury solutions. He holds BSc Computer Science (Hons) from TCD, a Diploma in Treasury Management (AMCT) and a Certificate in Applied Financial Services with the Institute of Bankers.

TOM MILLIGAN

Group Treasurer, First Quantum Minerals

With a treasury career spanning over three decades, Tom was formerly Vice President of treasury and risk management with Qatar Airways, also responsible for financing and leasing including managing a brent hedge portfolio out-of-the-money $1.4Bn.  Prior to that, he was Director of Insurance and Tax with Aer Lingus.  Tom was Group Treasurer with BMI and John Menzies plc for almost 10 years.  A member of Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland & ACT associate member, he holds a Business Studies Honours degree from Glasgow Caledonian University. 

JASON MURPHY

CEO, Centrus Advisors

Having founded Centrus’ operations in Ireland, Jason is a shareholder of the Centrus Group, member of the Board & the Groups Executive Committee. He is also CEO of the Irish business and a Managing Director in the UK firm. He has over 20 years’ investment banking and financial advisory experience. Jason has provided corporate finance and treasury advice to some of the largest housing associations, infrastructure investors and regulated utilities in the UK and Ireland.  Jason is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

ACHIM PROSS

Head of International Co-Operation & Tax Administration, OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

With OECD since 2001, Dr Achim Pross is responsible for the Common Reporting Standard, the OECD’s work on the taxation of the digitalizing economy, many of the BEPS actions, tax administration and tax certainty as well as countering tax and financial crimes.  He previously worked in the tax department of a large US law firm working in Washington D.C, Paris and London.  With a Ph.D. in international taxation, Achim’s legal qualifications are from Munich University & London School of Economics.

ANTONIO RAMI

Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Kantox

Antonio (Toni) Rami is the Chief Growth Officer and co-founder of Kantox, a leader in currency management automation software, headquartered in London. He was previously Strategy and Operations Consultant with Deloitte before founding Kantox in 2011 with Phillipe Gelis and John Carbajal.  Toni  has a special focus on company growth, ensuring Kantox’s automated solutions are positioned at the forefront of currency management. 

EMMANUEL TOUHEY

Editor, C-SPAN.org

Based in Washington DC, C-SPAN is a public affairs network devoted to covering the three branches of the U.S. government, American history and non-fiction books. Emmanuel was previously senior producer for the nationally syndicated Diane Rehm Show on NPR & opinion pages editor at The Hill Newspaper (largest independent political news site in the US).  A native of Drogheda now living in the US, Emmanuel studied Politics at Queens Belfast, Broadcast Journalism at Falmouth University & MA History at Washington College, Maryland.

IACT Annual Treasury Management Conference 2021
Wednesday 17th November
Hosted at Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin, D04 A318, Ireland