SPEAKERS

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)

 

 

JEREMY BALKIN

Managing Director & Global Head of Innovation & Corporate Development, J.P. Morgan 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. 

GUILLAUME CHATAIN

Head of Institutional Sales EMEA, Coinbase

Prior to Coinbase, Guillaume founded ResonanceX, a regulated digital broker-dealer having launched the first structured investment to clear, settle and receive custody on a public blockchain. Prior to that he was a Managing Director and Head of Equities at J.P.Morgan Private Bank overseeing the creation and distribution of equity linked investments distributed in Asia-Pacific. Guillaume is a CFA charterholder, an Aerospace engineer and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School.

MARC COLEMAN  (CONFERENCE CHAIR)

Founder, Octavian Research

Marc is founder of Octavian Research, an economic research publication and public affairs consultancy that wrote the world’s first researched strategy response to the Covid crisis and currently produces the world’s first weekly Covid-19 specific economic and business client research. He works with leading clients across industry, financial services & government agencies producing policy influencing research and publications. A former director at Financial Services Ireland, Marc created the industry’s main Brexit Working Group and was appointed Secretary of the IFS 2020 industry growth strategy. He spearheaded IBEC’s international commercial engagement strategy as its Head of International Business Development. Marc was previously Economics Editor at the Irish Times & Newstalk, a Sunday Independent columnist and was an economist with the ECB and Irish Dept of Finance.

GERRY CROSS

Director of Policy & Risk; Director Asset Management & Investment Banking (Interim), Central Bank of Ireland

Appointed Director of Financial Regulation Policy and Risk in 2015, Gerry leads the Central Bank’s work on prudential and markets conduct regulatory policy and its supervisory risk framework (PRISM).  A member of the Board of Supervisors of EBA, and alternate member of EIOPA Board of Supervisors, Gerry co-chairs EBA’s Standing Committee on Regulation and Policy.  He has had an extensive career in the area of financial services regulation. Before joining the Central Bank he worked at the European Commission, the UK Financial Services Authority, Fortis Group, the Institute of International Finance, and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.

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.

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.

DANIELA EDER

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

Daniela (‘Dany’) 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.

MARC FLEURY

Co-Head of Liquidity Solutions, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Marc is responsible for driving BNP Paribas Asset Management’s sales activity on this asset class. He joined BNP Paribas in 2007 as Head of Sales at Harewood Asset Management and was previously Head of Distribution at AXA Investment Management, Paris for 8 years. Marc began his career at Corporate and Investment Bank of Credit Agricole as Institutional Sales. He holds an MBA (International Finance) – Université du Havre & a Finance Master’s degree – Université of Dauphine-PSL.

ALEXANDRE HARDOUIN

Director of Fixed Income Desktop, Refinitiv, an LSEG Business

Alexandre  manages the Refinitiv Fixed Income Desktop business globally, driving the strategy to serve both sell-side and buy-side market participants. He previously worked as a sales trader and in a financial software start-up prior to joining Reuters. Afterwards, he pursued a 20-year career in client-facing and product management roles with specific expertise in fixed income markets and analytics. Alexandre has been deeply involved in Libor transition in the past few years.

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.

KEITH LYNCH   (IACT PRESIDENT)

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.

COLM McDONNELL

Partner | Risk Advisory, Deloitte Ireland LLP

Colm has over 28 years of professional services experience – 15 of them as a partner.  As COO for Risk Advisory in Deloitte North South Europe, he supports clients in risk management, information and technology risk, regulatory compliance and internal audit through business process and technology specialism. Leading the cyber team in Ireland, ​Colm ​runs the Deloitte Ireland NED Programme​.  He was a Council Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, serving as Treasurer for 5 years.

RODERICK MACKENZIE

Director of Business Development, Institutional Cash Distributors, Ltd

Roderick joined ICD in October 2018 and is responsible for the sales and client relationship management for institution investors in Europe. He worked as an Associate on the trade desk and as a Senior Account Executive in the London office. He has completed his Unit 1 – IMC and is registered with the FCA.

SID MADAVAPEDDI

Founder & CEO, BenePay.io.

Sid has over 20 years in Transaction banking business with focus on payments and cash management for businesses and financial institutions around the world. In his last role with HSBC as Global Head of Managed Services, Sid launched innovative solutions to corporate and FI customers around the world, and previously headed up their FX and real time gross payments in Europe. He previously worked as Head of Transaction Banking consulting business for UK & I for a business consulting organization.

Annette Mende

ANNETTE MENDE

Treasury Compliance Associate, Ornua Co-operative Ltd

With Ornua for over two decades, Annette oversees all aspects of counterparty compliance, focusing on Money-Laundering and Sanctions risk. She is also responsible for bank relations and account management for Ornua Group worldwide. Annette held various commercial roles before joining Ornua’s Treasury Team in 2006 including as a qualified doctor’s assistant in her native Germany and also in the travel & hospitality industry in many countries.  She holds an ICA International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention, Professional Certificate in Compliance, is a Member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) and The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI).

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. 

EMER MURNANE

Assistant Group Treasurer, Smurfit Kappa Group

With Smurfit Kappa for over 15 years, Emer held the role of Head of Treasury Accounting prior to being appointed to the role of Assistant Group Treasurer in 2020.  She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Member of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers. 

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).

AGA NALASKOWSKA

Senior Manager EY Global Treasury Services, EY Ireland

Aga is a Treasury Expert and a core member of EY Global Treasury Services team sitting in EY Ireland Dublin office. She is an experienced Treasurer with over 15 years of Corporate Treasury experience and advises clients in all areas across their Treasury Target Operating Model including Treasury Systems & Operations, Cash Management & Forecasting, Financial Risk and Working Capital Management. Aga was formerly a Regional Treasurer at Cardinal Health overseeing treasury operations in EMEA and APAC regions.

ANTHONY NEY

Treasury Manager, Lion Re:Sources (Publicis Group)

Anthony is Treasury Manager for France and Benelux at Re:Sources, Publicis Group’s Treasury Centre of Expertise. Anthony’s team oversees the Cash Management and Trade Working Capital optimization for this region.  He has over 15 years of experience in Cash-Management from operational positions as Treasury Manager in Ireland/France/Switzerland (CMA CGM, Bombardier, Wolseley) through consulting at Deloitte, to project management roles for TMS implementations at Louis Dreyfus Company.

BARRY O’SULLIVAN

Strategic Payments Director, Kyriba

With over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, six years within Corporate FX Risk Management and nine years in Global Payments, Barry brings a wealth of experience in helping corporate clients streamline their global payment processes and mitigating FX Risk. Previously working for HIFX, Xe.Com and Vitesse, Barry is now Strategic Payments Director at Kyriba.

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. 

PASCAL SAINT-AMANS

Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Director since 2012, Pascal, a French national, joined the OECD in 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the CTPA. He played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In 2009 he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries. Having earned a degree in history, Pascal also received a degree from the Paris Institut d’études politiques.

JORGE SCHAFRAAD

CEO and Founder, Cobase

Jorge has more than 20 years experience in transaction banking, payments, cash management and treasury solutions. He started his career at ABN-AMRO bank and has worked in many different positions in product development, IT and innovation.  He completed his MSc in Management at University of Groningen, specialising in IT and Organisation 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